Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Sunday Salon, BAFAB, Weekly Geeks

I'm going to attempt to tackle all of these things in one post! :)

It has come to my attention this week that I have a serious book addiction problem. The knowledge of this was lurking in my brain, but when I decided to stop in the bargain book shop "for a few minutes, just to look" and ended up spending over an hour and walking out with six books, and wanting many more than that--that is the moment I realized just how bad it is.

All those books! So many stories! So many ways to challenge my thinking, force me to grow as a person, or just give me the sweet pleasure of escaping into a world that is not my own...

In my defense only three of the books were for me, one is for my mom, and two are for my nieces.

I bought (in case you care!) My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult, Rebel Angels by Libba Bray, and When in Rome: A Novel of Piazzas and Passion by Gemma Townley for myself. :)

All this buying of books for myself! Crazy stuff! I've had a good week of reading, though. I read It's Not About Me by Michelle Sutton and The Reluctant Widow by Georgette Heyer. I've just started A Constant Heart by Siri Mitchell as well. It took a little bit to get into, but I'm now curious as to where it's going to go. I hope to finish it today.

All that leads me to Buy a Friend a Book Week! Yay! This time, I bought the book well in advance. I'm going to give someone a copy of The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen. I love Tess's books, and this is my favorite of her books.
You can read my review from last year here.
To enter, just leave me a comment with a valid email address. Please leave your email was the death of me going around figuring out how to contact people during BBAW.

And Weekly Geeks! Dewey ambitiously wants to compile a best of 2008 books from all the Weekly Geeks. I'm only a part time Weekly Geek, but I figured I'd join in.

My favorite reads of this year also published in this year:
A Passion Redeemed by Julie Lessman (Inspirational)
The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson
Songs for the Missing by Stewart O'Nan
The Moon in the Mango Tree by Pamela Binnings Ewen
The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner

Also, I'll be joining in on the 24 hour read-a-thon again this month, but my mom and I are going to do it together on The Friendly Book Nook. I'll be crashing at her place and we'll be updating the The Friendly Book Nook with our progress. Dewey left the charity raising completely up to us, so I've gone and picked a non-literary cause. I'll be raising funds for Compassion International's Global Food Crisis Fund. I plan to donate a dollar for every hour I read, and I'd love for you to join in. Please leave a comment or contact me if you are interested. I'm can do it by books read, hours read, or a lump sum. Let's fill some empty tummys!

Whew! On a totally unrelated note, Brant Hansen remains one of the funniest bloggers ever. I absolutely love this post, note he is not a book blogger nor does this post have anything to do with books!

Happy Sunday reading everyone!


Yasmin said...

Wow...all of those in one did well!

Cindy W said...

Thanks My Friend Amy!!!
Cindy W

bermudaonion said...

I'd like to be entered. milou2ster(at)gmail(dot)com

Shana @ Literarily said...

Amy, I've read My Sister's Keeper. Most Picoult fans cite it as their favorite of her books. Looking forward to your review, when you get around to reading it.

How fun to do the 24 hour read-a-thon with your mom! I'll be keeping up with your progress at the Friendly Book Nook!

Michele said...

What an action filled post! I've read My Sisters Keeper and enjoyed it but haven't read the others. I am looking forward to your review of them. As I keep thinking I need to try Tess Gerritsen, thanks for the opportunity to win the book. mawshimp at gmail dot com.

sharonluvscats80atyahoodotcom said...

I'm addicted too but I figure there are worse thing that I can be addicted to.

Bluestocking said...

I refer to books as my substance abuse problem.

Bluestocking said...

I refer to books as my substance abuse problem.

Bluestocking said...

I refer to books as my substance abuse problem.

Bluestocking said...

I refer to books as my substance abuse problem.

Bluestocking said...

I refer to books as my substance abuse problem.

Jess said...

What a cute contest!


wordlily said...

Wow, good job combining all those subjects in one post!

wordlily AT gmail

Book Zombie said...

Great books you picked - My Sister's Keeper is on my TBR and I've been meaning to read Libba Bray's first book too.

I know exactly how you feel about the book addiction - but when people look at me disapprovingly I just tell them "At least I'm not
buying crack" (lol)

mari said...

I have been debating whether or not to take part in the 24 hour read-a-thon. Not quite sure yet.

I would love to be entered in the contest. I have been wanting to read the new Tess Gerritson book. :)

c-alexis said...

Went to Tess Gerritson's page and read the synopsis of the book. Sounds absolutely thrilling. Please enter me in the contest. Thanks. =)

Carmen T

kelly said...

Amy, you probably don't need more book recommendations, but I'm published by the same team that publishes Jodi Picoult -- so you might like me as well! My novel STANDING STILL got great reviews and is being read by hundreds of book clubs -- but always need to get the word out. Happy reading!


Sher (A Novel Menagerie) said...

I'd love to read The Bone Garden by Tess.

You did a great weekly wrap up and I liked Camp Krusty's blog!


Literary Feline said...

I too have a book addiction. I have trouble walking out of a bookstore with just two books often times, let alone none. Good luck with the read-a-thon! I would join in, but it's a bad weekend for me. Maybe next time.

ForstRose said...

Book Addiction - umm yeah - just sort of. LOL

In fact right now bookstores are off limits if I have my purse in hand because there is NO book budget and it is nearly impossible to resist buying something if I have me, the books and my purse in one place at the same time. I think I need to spend more time at PBS and clearing books off my shelves to make room for more so I can request the books from PBS instead of buying them.


Lucy D =) said...

Wow, those books you bought sound awesome! Rebel Angels was my favourite from the Gemma Doyle Trilogy. =D Ooh, and it is so cool that you're doing the 24 hour read-a-thon! I was thinking of being a cheerleader for it. =)

windycindy said...

I have read a lot of good things about the book and author! Sounds like a back in time episode of CSI. At our Science Center, there is a whole section of past medical practices. Scary! This book sounds wonderful for reading in front of the fireplace on a cold fall/winter evening. Please enter me in your fun drawing. Many thanks, Cindi

Icedream said...

Please don't enter me in the drawing, I already own a copy. I just wanted to welcome you to the book addiction group. We have no desire to enter a recovery program and enablers are appreciated. The group isn't formal but the membership is huge.

I'll be joining you at the read-a-thon, I'm cheerleading!

Bunny B said...

Wheee!!! I'd love to win! Thanks!

bunnybx at gmail . com

Carol said...

I've heard The Bone Garden is really good! Thank you for the chance to win it! I also have a book addiction and I have no desire to get over it! lol
mittens0831 AT aol DOT com

darbyscloset said...

I'd enjoy winning and reading your favorite book (well "one of your favorites") "The Bone Garden" Please enter me!
You are going to love "My Sister' Keeper"....that is a great read....I love Jodi's books!
Talk to you later,
darbyscloset (at) yahoo (dot) com

Ivan Girl said...

I would love to win this book. Been looking for this copy for a long time.

Please include me in the drawing.



Stacie said...

I would love to win Bone Garden. I have never read any of Tess's books and sounds like I should be. Thanks!

Lucy D =) said...

Omg, whoops I forgot my email addy! Silly me!

koolios (at) hotmail (dot) com

Hope you have an awesome day! =D

Shaun Groves said...

Awesome! Thanks for supporting Compassion.

Madeleine said...

Please enter me and thank-you

madeleine444 AT gmail Dot com

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