Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Women Reading - 2

Women Reading - 2

a bit of C A R N I V A L E special today...

==> Art and Quote <==

I find television very educating.
Every time somebody turns on the set,
I go into the other room and read a book.
- Groucho Marx

==> Discussion and Book Chats <==

Books on the Nightstand

Podcast #148: Your literary Mount Rushmore?
Which 4 authors would be on YOUR literary Mount Rushmore?
- you can call in your answers by Oct 15 to be included on their Oct 19 podcast

for me:
Jane Austen
Edgar Allan Poe
J.K. Rowling

how about you?

==> Parties and Events <==

Oct. 22, 2011: Visit or Sign up - Host Vanessa V. of A Fanciful Twist invites you to join her in a Halloween celebration with a post of your own, in honor of the holiday.

YA Spooktacular
Oct 24-31, 2001
hosted by Frenzy of Noise & Wicked Awesome Books

Favorite YA authors contribute bits of a story to make a complete halloween-themed story.

Read last year's pieces - here.

featuring writing by:
Heather Brewer
Kimberly Derting
Courtney Allison Moulton
Chad Kallauner
Jennifer Archer
Ariane Mandell
Kevin James Breaux
Lani Woodland
Christina Ferko
Amanda Hocking
Danielle Bunner
Christine Johnson

A Soul Laid Bare
featuring writing by:
Moni Enderli
Bree Despain
Jen Nadol
Danielle Tauscher
Jordan Deen
Myra McEntire
Samantha Rowam
Saundra Mitchell
Kelsey Dickson
Heidi R. Kling
Amber Skye
Jennifer Murgia
Lee Nichols

==> Memes <==

Got Great Giveaways
-for those who love book giveaways!

==> Book Tours <==

Tower of Parlen Min Tour
July 24 - 0ct 31
signup for the book giveaway

==> Book Adaptations and Media Marvels <==

The Ides of March
directed by: George Clooney
starring: George Clooney and Ryan Gosling
-thumbs up

An idealistic staffer for a newbie presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail.

based on play...

Farragut North
by Beau Willimon

==> Grapevine, Last-Minute News and Misc. <==

win this...

The Night Circus
by Erin Morgenstern
Here -by oct 16
HERe -by oct 16
HERE -by oct 13
or here -by oct 18

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des RĂªves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.

GUESS who reads the audio version --- Jim Dale!
Now THIS version is the one on my want list!
listen to an excerpt here or here:

==> Upcoming <==

imaginarium of dr viiiii
HERE at vvb32 reads
next week ;-D



Participate in Women Reading (weekly, every Wednesday)

How to make your own post:

- Grab the meme image and info
- Select a nice image of a woman reading.
- Include title, artist, and link to image source.
- Share a reading quote you like.
- Share info on any cool events, memes, or giveaways you've seen recently.
- Leave a link to your Women Reading post below. (A Women Reading linky will likely be available in the future, to make it easier to link up.)
- Feel free to visit any of the interesting blogs mentioned in any Women Reading posts.
- That's it!

Talk to Us
Have you heard about something great that we might have missed this week? Tell us about it in the comments, so we can check it out!


* source clown reading by Cestra Segall, quote

* a new Wednesday meme feature created by Sasha Soren, author of Random Magic


  1. Thanks for all the great links!

  2. I love that you have a bit of a theme! :)

  3. ... ok. That's it. I'm officially overwhelmed by all the awesome/yummy/drool-worthy book events/giveaways/tours going on this month.

    I cannot live a productive adult life AND keep up with all the book love.

    Something's gotta give :O

    Therefore, until further notice I will be living on the computer [unwashed & maybe unfed] until the first of November. Please instruct my loved ones to keep me turned to the light and water me occasionally.

    ... sigh. In my dreams ;D

  4. Thanks so much for pointing out those night circus giveaways! I keep hoping to win a copy since I'm not allowed to buy any more books for the rest of the year. The man put me on time out


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