I finally started reading Anna Karenina for my book club. We chose a monster of a book to read over our summer break -- I know, I know, it's not summer anymore! I'm a procrastinator. Sue me.
Right now, I'm only 200 pages in and enjoying it even more than I did the first time I read it 7 years ago. Sometimes I can take on more than one book at a time, but for some reason I have not been able to do that with Anna Karenina. Tolstoy needs my full attention.
Alas, you will all be without new reviews from Alison's Book Marks for at least a few more days. OK, more like a week. I want to take my time with Anna.
Would I leave you all hung out to dry? No new reviews to read? No new contests to enter? What do you think I am? A barbarian?
First, there is a HUGE book giveaway from Book Reviews by Bobbie. It's a first anniversary celebration for the blog -- a "Blogoversary". 50 books will be given away, so feel free to visit and enter.
Next, here are a few of MY favorite book blogs. Let them know I sent you!
Maw Books Blog
Stephanie's Written Word
My Friend Amy
The Book Book (which has many great reviewers on one blog)
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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Help by Cathryn Stockett
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
One more thing. If audiobooks are your thing, you can listen to the first chapter of Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol from Random House audio at Knopf Doubleday. Enjoy!
I'm off to read...