I am setting aside Maureen Corrigan's book, Leave Me Alone I'm Reading for the next couple of Sundays and will pick up where I left off later in the month. My reading has taken me in other directions recently.
This past week I posted a review of J Scott Savage's Water Keep, the first book in the Farworld YA fantasy series, along with a brief interview. It was my first ever author interview, and I admit I was nervous about it. There is still time to enter the drawing for a signed copy of the book. The deadline is tonight at 11:59 p.m.
With the Bejing Olympics coming to a close, it seemed fitting to read and review a book partially set in China. Rabbit In the Moon, a suspense/thriller by Deborah and Joel Shlian is set around the time of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. I had a hard time putting this one down.
In other news, the countdown has begun! Truth be told, it started a few weeks ago, but now it's down to days, hours and minutes as opposed to months and weeks. Anjin and I will soon be flying off into the sunset for our belated 10th anniversary celebration.
When my friend and fellow blogger, Florinda, went on vacation this past summer, she opened her blog to a varied and wonderful selection of guests. Florinda did an excellent job of putting it all together--and made it look so easy!
I decided to follow in her footsteps and reached out to several authors and a publicist to see if they would be interested in dropping in for a visit. I was sitting on pins and needles as I waited to hear back from them. Much to my surprise (and utter glee), they all said yes. My husband heard about it for days and, I have to admit, I am still bubbling over with excitement.
I do hope you will stop in and say hello to these gracious souls who took time out of their busy schedules to drop by and visit. It promises to be a fun filled two weeks--and there will even be a couple of giveaways you won't want to miss.
What to expect:
Monday, September 1 - Hachette Book Group USA and I are kicking off the month of September with a huge giveaway. Be sure and drop by tomorrow for details!
Tuesday, September 2 - Reviews of Colleen Gleason's Rises the Night and The Bleeding Dusk
Wednesday, September 3 - Guest Appearance by Colleen Gleason, author of the Gardella Vampire Chronicles.
Thursday, September 4 - Guest Appearance by Clea Simon, author of the Theda Krakow mystery series.
Friday, September 5 - Guest Appearance by Joshua Henkin, author of Matrimony
Saturday, September 6 - Review of Matrimony and a giveaway to boot!
Monday, September 8 - Guest Appearance by Karen E. Olson, author of the Annie Seymour, crime reporter, series
Tuesday, September 9 - Guest Appearance by Karen Harrington, author of Janeology
Wednesday, September 10 - Review of Janeology
Thursday, September 11 - Guest Appearance by Michelle Moran, author of Nefertiti and The Heretic Queen
Friday, September 12 - Guest Appearance by publicist Lisa Roe
There is a good chance my Google Reader will be bursting at the seams when I return in two weeks. That "Mark As Read" button will no doubt be very tempting. I hate to miss out on any great posts, but it probably won't be practical for me to play catch up after such a long absence. I apologize in advance.
Now to decide which books to pack . . . Happy Reading!