Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Weekly Review: Week Ending June 28

This is a little late this week, all apologies!

What You Might Have Missed Here
I launched a book drive co-sponsored by Lenore for Nothing But Ghosts by Beth Kephart. I also announced there will be a virtual book party here on Tuesday for Nothing But Ghosts including a chat with Beth! I hope you come. I reviewed Shepherd's Fall by Wanda Dyson, Nothing But Ghosts by Beth Kephart, Talking to the Dead by Bonnie Grove, and The Body of Christopher Creed Carol Plum-Ucci.

Other Important Posts about the Book Drive
I have been blown away by the support of the book blogging community in getting the word about Nothing But Ghosts book drive. I think it's sparked some interesting discussion on the importance of buying books. Here are some of the posts I've seen, please, if I've missed yours, leave it in comments and I'll add it.
Do You Buy Books? at Write for a Reader
Why I Buy Books at BermudaOnion
Let's Show Our Support! The Nothing But Ghosts Book Drive at Debbie's World of Books
Nothing But Ghosts Book Drive at S.Krishna's Books
In Celebration of Nothing But Ghosts at The Betty and Boo Chronicles
Big Party for "Nothing But Ghosts" by Beth Kephart at Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin'?
The Importance of Buying Books at Beth Fish Reads
Nothing But Ghosts Book Drive at The Book Resort
Nothing But Ghosts and Everything Austen at Bookstack
Book Drive: Nothing But Ghosts at My Own Little Corner of the World

A Few Other Good Links to Note Regarding Nothing But Ghosts
Lenore reviews the book and interviews Beth
Nothing But Ghosts review at Em's Bookshel
Nothing But Ghosts review at From my Bookshelf

So...that should hopefully be enough to push you over the edge, right? We're getting awfully close to being able to give out that prize for the 50 milestone. Also, an anonymous donor has upped the final prize to 100 dollar gift certificate if we sell 200 books. So what are you waiting for??? Buy Nothing But Ghosts at Amazon or Indiebound and forward me your receipt! Please note if you purchase the book at any place besides Amazon you must forward the receipt for it to be counted towards the total. If you want to be entered for the prizes, you must forward the receipt period.

A Few other Links of Interest this Week

Love this post on McMommy in defense of procrastinators. LOVE.

Michael Jackson passed away this week and I was never really a big fan so I can't say as though I have any real feelings about it. Farrah Fawcett also passed away and Betty and Boo's Mommy wrote this nice post that helped me to appreciate her life's work.

Raych reviewed the Hunger Games making me laugh. Is that girl on Twitter yet?

And that's all for this week!

Except: Did anyone watch Virtuality? I am seriously sad that won't be a series!!



bermudaonion said...

I'm glad to see the book drive is making some progress!

Nicole said...

I posted about the book drive as well! Here's mine.

raych said...

*sighs* I have taken the plunge, and I blame you. Alright, Twitter, do your worst.

Beth F said...

So glad we're getting close to 50!

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