I haven't given a reading update in a while, so here I am with a few thoughts on books, what I'm reading and other book related stuff...
I don't usually do Mailbox Monday, (which I absolutely love reading on my favourite blogs)I guess you could call it a lazy thing; I'm just not so diligent about listing the books I receive.
I do post them on Goodreads and Library Thing...but other than that- I'm not very good at keeping up with the posting of it all.I think I might just start listing them manually as they come in- this way I'm ready come Monday morning;) Let's see if I can stick to it next Monday...
Right now I'm in the middle of reading Cleopatra's Daughter,by Michelle Moran, Pendragon's Banner, by Helen Hollick,, The Watsons by Jane Austen,..this is besides the ones I'm getting ready to review for November: Heyer's, The Wind of Blame coming up in November, plus, plus,plus..
And unfortunately, it seems like the ones I've got my heart really set on reading keep getting pushed back.
The Courts of Love, by Jean Plaidy; a birthday gift from Arleigh at Historical-fiction.com
-Madame Pompadour; from Lauren at Marie Antoinette's Gossip Guide to the 18th century,
-Plight of The Darcy Brothers and The Darcy's and the Bingley's, both sent over by -Barbara from Everything Victorian and More;
-Georgiana, won over at Heather's The Duchess of Devonshire's Gossip Guide
-Duchess, sent to me by Susan Holloway Scott herself (I love this author)
These are only a few of the ones I'm dying to read. Then there's my antique collection of memoirs that it seems I'll never get to. Mind you, I've managed to read a chapter here and there of all the books mentioned- so at least I feel like I'm not depriving myself totally. And to top it all, I'm already beginning to salavate about the books that I have yet to receive, but that are on their way. This is definitely a compulsion or addiction of sorts. Stop complaining and get to reading!!
Change of pace...let's talk Austen for a bit. I'm so glad I entered the Everything Austen Challenge as it seems this is another over-indulgence of mine. Austen sequels, letters, excerpts, older volumes, new authors in the genre...I'm there. Can't get enough of Austen -related reads. So imagine how thrilled I was this morning to see that over at Psychotic State, I won the giveaway for Lydia Bennet's Story!!!
Thanks for being so patient with me this morning-It had been a while and I really needed to rant-...As a Delicious Austen-tasting reward for patiently reading my post, here is a GIVEAWAY that's sure to delight:
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