Monday, December 21, 2009

Book Winners, ReBooWee & It Monday

Have you been snowed under this past weekend and continue to feel the effects of the weather?

It seems like most the of the eastern side of the US is under snow. Thankfully we don't have any yet, but we have a chance of flurries this week. I'm not a snow person.

Let's get down to business. I have a number of audio book giveaways that ended last evening so I have winners to announce. Here they are:

I, Alex Cross - Rick R., Groveport, Ohio; Dottie T., Sullivan, IL; and Jeana R. Austin, TX.
Dear John - Mary M., Goose Creek, SC; Kelly B., Prescott, AZ; and Denny G., Chugiak, AK.
Hollywood Moon - Janet F., Fort Lee, NJ; Renee G., Valleyford, WA; and Kate W., Centreville, VA.
The Imperial Cruise - Sharon W., Two Rivers, WI; Jamie P., Delta, CO; and Ann C., Sioux Falls, SD.
David Sedaris: Live - Rebecca G., Fayetteville, TN; Betty D., Budd Lake, NJ; and Diane L., New York, NY.
Cleaving - Stacie Va., Middleton, Canada; Beth M., South Amboy, NJ; and Kim S., Essex, CT.

Congratulations to all these winners. Thanks for entering and come back often to see what other contest I have going on.

The deadline to enter the "A Good Talk" is today at 6 p.m.

Now ReBooWee

Today marks the end of the third week of ReBooWee, a challenge to read at least one book a week. The challenge is being hosted by The-Writing-Bug 

Participants are asked to sign up and then each week follow up with their progress. In doing so, participants are also asked if they finished a book, what did they read and can they share one sentence about the book.

It’s a fun challenge. With the holiday season, it’s easy to put off reading but the challenge helps keep your reading on track.

Check out The-Writing-Bug  blog today to see what book were finished by those participating, and what sentences are posted in regards to the books read.

Since it's Monday ...

It's Monday! What are you reading this week? is a weekly event hosted by J. Kaye of J. Kaye's Book Blog to list the books completed last week, the books currently being read, and the books to be finished this week.

Books I finished last week:
None, I'm sorry to say. Still reading on To Tempt the Wolf and making progress despite all the holiday craziness. Hope to finish it today or at least by Tuesday.

Currently Reading:
Girl with Skirt of Stars by Jennifer Kitchen
To Tempt the Wolf by Terry Spear
Regression by Kathy Bell

Books to Finish this Week:
To Tempt the Wolf by Terry Spear

There is also several book tours coming shortly after the holidays. I will post information on those so you might have a taste of what's to come.

What have you read this week? Are you reading and/or writing during this week of Christmas? Have you put all books aside to enjoy the holiday festivities? Any certain books you're hoping Santa will bring you this year?


  1. Mason - Congratulations to your giveaway winners : ). This week, I'm starting Dorothy Eden's Death is a Red Rose. It's not my usual sort of mystery, so I'll be interested to see if I like it : )

  2. Margot, I'm not familiar with that author's writing. I've heard the book title before. You'll have to let me know how it goes. I'm always looking for new authors and unusual mysteries.

    To Tempt The Wolf is a combination murder mystery, romance with shapeshifting thrown in. It says unusual, but it's a very good read.

  3. That sounds interesting, Mason - I'll have to look for that one...

  4. Albuquerque doesn’t get much snow… or at least any snow that stays around too long. Last year near Seattle, we were snowed in for several days. Ugh. I prefer the ABQ variety of snow. Congrats to all the winners. Did you notice most were from small towns? Interesting. Not read much myself lately. Lazy, I think, and, working on other projects. Stay warm and safe.

    Best Regards, Galen.

    Imagineering Fiction Blog

  5. Margot, hope you enjoy it. I am.

    Galen, I hadn't noticed they were from small towns. Strange now that you mentioned it. Just glad people still enjoy reading. When I think warm, I think Albuquerque or Phoenix not Florida for some reason.

  6. Reading? The book that's on my desk that I started right before Thanksgiving has grown dust bunnies. Next week, tho :)

  7. That's cute Carol. But I know what you mean. I thought I would be finished with my book, but life got in the way.

  8. It's been busy & snowy here, but I've managed to fit in few minutes here & there to read. I'm currently reading "Pretty is as Pretty Dies" by Elizabeth Spann Craig - GREAT book. Myrtle is a fabulous mc :)

  9. Jemi, "Pretty is as Pretty Dies" is a wonderful read. I find myself comparing Myrtle to people I meet and wondering what she'd do in certain situations. Hope you enjoy the snow.

  10. I'm currently reading Santa Clawed by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown. I love the series, and the Christmas theme of this one makes it perfect reading for this week.

  11. I enjoy that series too Ingrid. I've listened to quite a few of those in the car and loved them. I haven't listened or read "Santa Clawed" yet, sounds interesting.

  12. Europe is also covered with snow, there was a blizzard on Saturday in my country as well, and last few days we were freezing on just 5*F degrees, but it didn't stop me in my Xmass shopping :))
    I'm currently reading and translating THE MASK OF ATREUS by A.J. HARTLEY which we are going to publish this winter in Serbia. I can't say I'm enjoying the book so far, but I hope it will get better towards the end :)

    ps hope everyone here will have a lovely Christmas Eve later this week.

  13. I'm reading The Fire in Fiction by agent Donald Maass. I'm almost finished, just a couple more hours. It has given me a few ideas for the revision phase of my WIP, so I consider it time well spent.

  14. Dezmond, I get cold just seeing the 5 degrees written. Hope you are safe and warm. Good luck with your translating, I can't image. Hope you have a happy Christmas as well.

    Patricia, anytime we can get ideas from what we are reading, I'd that's good. It does sound like time well sent.

  15. Tis the season, huh? After the new year gets underway, maybe things will settle down.

  16. One can only hope J. Kaye. Happy Holidays.

  17. Hello Mason--

    I'm working on a very, very rough draft of a WWI novel right now, and reading Jane Eyre/Wuthering Heights/The Christmas Carol.

    We don't spend money on gifts (for the adults) in my family, so I've no dreams of booky bliss come Friday. We prefer to spend the holiday stress-free and visit/eat together.

    A strange tradition, I know. :)

    Lovely to meet you!

    (I can't get Facebook to let me on your page to say 'hello.' It's flaking out this week. But 'hello!'

    Corra McFeydon :)

  18. Hi Corra, thanks for stopping by. I can't image doing all you're doing with the holidays. Having a stress-free holiday sounds wonderful. Nothing better than spending time with family and friends, except getting to eat too.
    Hope Facebook starts working for you.

  19. I finished La's Orchestra Saves the World - Alexander McCall Smith, very good and really enjoyed it. Am reading Holiday Grind (coffeehouse series) and still have Into the Wilderness sitting there waiting to be finished.


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