Out With the Old....

Out With the Old....is a look back at the week in books and the book-review world. If I missed something important, please let me know and I'd be happy to update the information!
It was a busy week in the book blogging world. Banned Books Week was covered extensively with some great reviews of challenged books and other events to raise awareness of censorship in our libraries and schools. Here's some great coverage I hope you didn't miss:

The first Book Review Blog Carnival was held last Sunday, hosted by I'll Never Forget the Day I Read a Book! and had a great turnout. Thought provoking reviews from all genres were showcased and it was a great way to discover new-to-me book review blogs and new books. If you missed it, you can check out the list of entries here.

Here's a list of the books that found their way into my infamous Leaning-Tower-of-Pisa to-be-read pile this week:
  • First Knight, by Elizabeth Chadwick, courtesy of BookMooch.
  • The Scroll of Seduction, by Gioconda Belli, courtesy of book store in the Houston airport.
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Steig Larsson, courtesy of The Book Blog Lady (thank you!).
  • Literally, the Best Language Book Ever, by Paul Yeager, courtesy of Amazon.
  • Resurrection, by Tucker Malarkey, courtesy of local book store.
  • Guenevere, Queen of the Summer Country, by Rosalind Miles, courtesy of local book store.
  • The Heretic Queen, by Michelle Moran, courtesy of Historical Tapestry (thank you!).
  • And because I loaned out my copy of Wicked, by Gregory Maguire, and it was never returned, I treated myself to a replacement with the leather-bound, two book edition of Wicked and Son of a Witch. Here's your snapshot:
List of books added to my wishlist this week:
List of posts I hope you didn't miss:
I hope everyone had a great week and don't forget: the winner of our Banned Book Week giveaway of To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, and a signed copy of Mockingbird, by Charles J. Shields will be drawn tonight!


  1. Michele, thanks for posting about my Night of Flames giveaway.

    This is a great round up.

    You must be very organized. Impressive!

  2. My pleasure, Shana, but organized? Truthfully, I'm a mess! But I have a great sidebar reader for my feeds and a split screen browser which makes it much easier. ;)

  3. Thankyou for giving my blog a mention. I enjoyed all of your posts about why some of the books were banned. Glad the Guardian quiz made you laugh, your comment about it made me grin! Love reading your blog. Hope you drop by on mine again soon!


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