Ever have one of those days where you have to post a ton of announcements, but don’t really have a cool title for your post, so you are like oh hay I’ll just post some lyrics from the song stuck in my head… me neither 😉
First, this weekend is the 48 Hour ReadAThon hosted by The Mother Reader. I started during my lunch break yesterday, and the read for about four hours after that, making my grand total 5 hours so far. Over this weekend I am to read 24 hours, so I have 19 hours left to go. I have finished The City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. Overall, I liked it, but I’m not exactly clamoring for the next book. Now my nose is in The Passage by Justin Cronin which I’ve been reading off and on since 8 am, so I suppose you could say I’ve been reading The Passage for 3 hours.
Second, next weekend is Bloggiesta, you better bet your bottom dollar I am participating. I have so fricken much to post and I bet margaritas will be just the motivation I need to write those posts out and schedule them!
Third, my fabulous BEA roomie, Shanyn started a tour site for her BEA books. It’s called Star Book Tours. She’s totally on her A-Game, so I recommend checking this out if you missed BEA but still want to read the books.
Fourth, in other tour site news, a tour site for adult romance books has popped up. It’s called Romance Book Tours, and I for one am super excited about it because I have been craving romance like crazy. I think maybe because it seems everyone is reading it now, and really I like a book with a pretty dress on the cover!
Fifth, a few dear friends from GoodReads have started blogs. These ladies are amazing and absolutely deserve your attention. Liz, a recent college grad has started a blog called Consumed By Books. Allison, whom I’ve always pictured as Wishbone, long story, has dubbed her blog The Allure of Books. Fiona, who uses Tweety as her avatar appropriately calls her blog The Book Coop.
Sixth, Misty, who is amazing is doing this wonderful event called Jane in June. I love seeing the Jane takeover of the blogs and hope to participate by reading at least one Jane Austen book, possibly Emma.
Seventh, Sharon of SharonLovesBooksAndCats and I are hosting a Zombies Vs. Unicorns week June 20-26th. I’m the captain of Team Unicorn. Sharon is the Captain of Team Zombie. If you are interested in writing a Unicorns-related post – can be a review, a Charlie The Unicorn Gush, a debate on the merits of the Horn, please please email me. I will get you on the schedule ASAP. Please expect some cool contests to come your way as well!