Thursday, May 03, 2012

Miscellaneous Bookish Roundup!

Good morning, everyone! Just a quick post this morning to round up some loose ends that are hanging out there. 




First off, a reminder. If you'd like to enter the giveaway to win a copy of Michel Stone's The Iguana Tree, do your commenting now on this post. I'll draw the winning name early Saturday afternoon. I should note, this one took bronze in the Literary Fiction category in the Independent Publisher Book Awards. Congrats to Michel Stone and Hub City Press!






I've also been tempted by another of my favorite bloggers, and I'll be jumping in on Allie's A Victorian Celebration. The goal: read as many Victorian pieces as you wish during the months of June and July. Realistically, I don't know how many pieces I'll read, but ideally I'd like to re-read some Dickens. I've wanted to go through A Tale of Two Cities again for years. I read it as a senior in high school, but it's been a long time since then! And if I'm feeling a non-fiction mood creep up, I might also try to throw myself into Born to Rule by Julia P. Gelardi. I've had it on my stacks for a while now, and it's about five of Victoria's granddaughters who all married into other royal families. Stretching the theme a bit, but it's still Victoria-related!


Finally, it seems like I'm getting back into the swing of my own social media (blogging, Tweeting, Pinning) and not so consumed by work all day and night. The semester is wrapping up so I'm frantically trying to get online grading done, though. If you'd like to join me in a variety of forums to watch me run around with my hair on fire, you'll find me here:



While I know most of you are already in these places, and likely also already my friend, I am consistently astounded by the folks I love and follow and comment upon who I'll realize years later are not on my Goodreads friends list. Then I smack myself and wonder how that happened. No mas!
Have a great Thursday, everyone!!! I hope it's a bookish day.

13 comments:

  1. Good Luck with your challenge! I also need to investigate this Pintrest business. I know I will love it and spend lots of time there...I think that is what is keeping me away!

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    1. Thanks, Heather! I love Victorian authors but I often need a little push to actually read the novels! Sad!

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  2. If June and July weren't exam season I would be so on that Victorian shiz. I'm so interested in The Iguana Tree! I've heard quite a bit about it from various people but all good...

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    1. Beth, it is good stuff. Just need to get my eyes to agree. Will be finishing it soon. And good luck with exam season!

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  3. Online grading. The bane of my existence. Online classes are awesome for your schedule but good mary it's terrible for grading. It's so out of sight out of mind for me. I am waist deep in papers to grade right now. Ah well, one more week...and then a new semester. :)

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    1. Isn't it, Trisha? Sucks sucks sucks. If I can slog through this last stretch I'll more or less be "free" for the summer. Free(er) anyway.

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  4. I really should share my own social networking links once in a while.

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    1. Yes you should! Just in case. :)

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  5. I know what you mean about only finding people on GoodReads YEARS after you "meet" them. I think I only became friends with Zibilee a month or so ago, which was preposterous.

    I checked, though, and we are already connected :-) WHEW.

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    1. Isn't that crazy, Aarti? It's such a surprise for me when it happens. :D

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  6. Glad work is calming down a bit. This time of year is always hectic in education, isn't it? I'm dreading the very thought of end of year reports....

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  7. Just sent a Goodreads friend request your way. (LOVE Goodreads!!) Need me to follow you around with a fire extinguisher? :)

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  8. Sounds like you are on a role Andi. Work is consuming most of my days lately but am hoping for a let up in the frantic pace soon so I can spend some more time reading and getting back to Twitter, etc.

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