Monday, December 14, 2009

It's Monday! And ReBooWee Again, Plus A Contest Link

Do you think the days are flying by too fast? I do, and another week has gone by all ready. It’s time for two Monday favorites.

It's Monday! What are you reading this week? is a weekly event hosted by J. Kaye of  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:
Buckley’s Story, Lessons From A Feline Master Teacher by Ingrid King

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

Today also marks the end of the second 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 I finished, as well as the other participants, and what sentences are posted in regards to the books read.

Another bit of information to share with you today is a contest I read about last night on the Women of Mystery blog. The contest is actually be held at Criminal Brief: The Mystery Short Story Web Log Project

The Criminal Brief is hosting their first Readers Contest dealing with a hidden message in every blog posted between yesterday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 19. The contest ends Dec. 26 and the winner will be announced Dec. 28. Stop by and check out to see how your mystery skills are.

What are you reading this week? Have you finished reading anything this past week? Have you check out ReBooWee yet and if so, how are you doing? Last, but not least, how are your detective skills? Will you try your hand at solving the hidden message?


  1. I'm wondering if I said the same book last week! I'm reading the "Brutal Telling" by Penny. Excellent book, but with all craziness going on, it's taking me a while to read.

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  2. Mason - Thanks; I always like learning about other books from what people are reading. I've just started M.C. Beaton's Love, Lies and Liquor. It looks like a great read : ).

  3. I think you mentioned a different book last week Elizabeth. It was one your were reading for your book club. "Brutal Telling" sounds interesting. The craziness anytime, but especially around the holidays, makes it hard to get "me time" just to relax and read.

    I agree Margot, I enjoy seeing what others are reading. Sometimes that's the best way to find new books. The title of the book you're reading ("Love, Lies and Liquor") does make me curious what it would be about. Have to check that out.

  4. I read Bird by Bird this week--finally. I have been meaning to read it for years. Thanks for the ReBooWee plug. I plan on putting together a ReBooWee reading list at the end of the challenge, sharing all the books folks read over the two months.

  5. The list sounds great Kerrie. I think it will be interesting to see the various types of books that were read during the 2 months and which genre has the most.

  6. Who in the world puts NaNo and ReBooWee back to back in the two busiest months of the year for me? No way do I have time to participate. Waah.

  7. Have you ever noticed Carol that the busier you are, the more people have for you to do? I hoping January will prove to be a good month to read in.

  8. During my vacation travels I plan to read:

    Get Known Before the Book Deal
    by Christina Katz

    Give 'Em What They Want
    by Camenson & Cook

    Plot & Structure
    by James Scott Bell

    Kind of get psyched up before I revisit my NaNo novel in January.


  9. arlee bird, good luck with your reading and your NaNo novel. You're way ahead of me. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have good weather for your vacation travel too.

  10. The Terry Spear book looks fantastic!

  11. Also, don't forget to link up. That way other bloggers can find you.

    You might have and I am just overlooking it.

  12. J. Kaye, I've only read a few pages so far in To Tempt the Wolf, but I think it's going to be excellent. I think I linked up several weeks ago, but then I'm so absent-minded at times I may not have.

  13. Sorry for the confusion. It's a repeating meme that we do each Monday. So each Monday we link up to the current Monday post. So skip because there isn't much to add. When they join in again, it's with the current Monday.

    Does that make more sense? Here's the latest one:

  14. I'm afraid to say I'm totally confused. Do I need to link up each week?

  15. LOL! Sorry, my fault. Yes, you link up each Monday that you participate.


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