After being an absentee blogger the last few weeks, November is gearing up to be a very busy month here on Reading and Ruminations! I think the Real World will give me a chance to take breath (I hope!), so that means lots of time for reading and blogging!

So what does that mean for the blog? It means lots of reviews, my usual Sunday/Tuesday/Thursday fare, and my very first ever author visit and guest post. There is also a possible giveaway in the works, but that is still to be determined.

Here’s a look at what you can expect and when.

Nov. 3: My review of The Matters at Mansfield by Carrie Bebris
Nov. 5: My review of Hitler and Mars Bars by Dianne Ascroft
Nov. 7: Guest post by Dianne Ascroft

The dates for the following reviews aren’t set yet, but I hope to have them up by the end of the month (these are review copies):
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
Now the Drum of War by Robert Roper
The Believers by Zoe Heller
American Buffalo by Steven Rinella
Any Given Doomsday by Lori Handeland

And I’m also hoping to get some fun reading done during the month as well (that is, books that aren’t review copies). That includes:
Impossible by Nancy Werlin
Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
Testimony by Anita Shreve

The titles of the fun reading are all tentative, but the review copies are pretty much a sure thing. I might push back The Believers and American Buffalo to a time that is closer to their respective release dates (which I don’t know off the top of my head, but I think they’re both scheduled for release in early 2009).

Regarding Dianne Ascroft: She is currently on a 2-month web tour for Hitler and Mars Bars, so be sure to check out some of her other tour stops. I’ve tried not to read too many of the posts so far because I’m still finishing the book myself. But she’s very nice, and so far, I’m really enjoying the book. It’s a fascinating premise. Tour information is available on her blog.

Hope to see you all here during the month of November!

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