In most blog tours, a single author appears on a variety of blogs, moving around the Internet and allowing the readers of those blogs get to know the author.

In the Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour, the authors stay on their blogs and it's you, the reader, who takes the tour.

Each month, our participating authors from around the world agree to blog on a single topic throughout the month. By following the links in each month's post, you'll discover a whole bunch of new authors in a variety of genres, levels of experience, and styles of writing.

We hope you enjoy the trip and come back each month for a new spin around the globe.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

My To Read List

My to read list for this year has been constantly changing. I try to balance my research-type reading with my "fun" reads. To that end I have complied a list and placed it below with a bit of reasoning behind each.

Come to my blog to read more!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

To Be Read List

This is a long list at our house! We have well over 1500 books in our library at the moment. My to be read new releases are on another shelf in the living room. And the range of genres and books vary greatly! Some may think we have ADD when it comes to making book choices. Our last trip to the book store included buying...  To catch the whole list please head on over to Tip-Toeing through Metaphors

Saturday, August 25, 2012

On the *To-Be-Read* Pile

Like many of you, I have an ever growing list of books I want to read. It's so bad, in fact, that not only do I have a bunch of books on my Kindle, but I have a list of books I want to read that I keep on my phone.  Continue Reading at The Quadrant

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Neverending To-Be-Read Pile

Every avid reader has a mountain of novels, magazines, and short story collections to hand just in case the apocalypse is upon us and we're stuck in our homes like Burgess Meredith in the end of that Twilight Zone episode (you know the one). Read s'more

Monday, August 20, 2012

What's on my reading list?

I could do it really short and say – school books. In longer version – anything but school books.

When I’m working on something, I tend to read a lot of scientific books how and why things work. It is important to me that if I give out the final work, it should be polished and shine. I’m far from perfectionism, but I very much enjoy fully thought through books, even if it’s mindless action.

Read more here.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

We're talking about "To Be Read" Piles this month.  I talk about a small segment of mine this month.  Come see.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

To Be Read

I admit it . . . I haven't been reading much fiction lately. I am in a crazed nonfiction mode for about a year and a half now, going through all kinds of odd things as the mood -- or the need for research.

Read more here

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Pile

Not many books actually stay on my reading list for long. I’ve got a robust county library with a healthy selection. Needless to say, if I can’t find what I need there, I have no problem using the interlibrary loan system. What a godsend in this time of recession, huh? I heartily recommend heading to the library if you can’t afford to purchase your own books.

Continue reading at Jordan Redhawk's site, In Shadows

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Daunting Challenge of Books Not Yet Read

It was bad enough when my book shelves got filled to capacity and I started having to pile them horizontally in the small spaces between the top of the books and the bottom of the shelf above. It was bad enough when my nightstand could be classified as a hazard, with a teetering stack of books crowding out the telephone and clock. It was bad enough when the boys started to exercise their own taste in books and brought home towering piles of their own from the library and our local bookstore.   (Read more at Once in a Blue Muse. . . )

Sunday, August 5, 2012

The world's my oyster

I read far more nonfiction than fiction, and always have. I read far more short stuff than long stuff. I keep the latest issue of Scientific American on my kitchen counter and read articles while I'm waiting for the Foreman Grill to heat, while the microwave is reheating the soup, when I should be slicing tomatoes. After I'm done with that, it will be Sports Illustrated or the local paper...

Read the rest at Cowgirl in New England.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Ever Growing Reading Queue

Reading is almost more important than writing. Think about it. Writers likely wouldn’t have the desire to write without ever having read something that sang to them. Readers, who spend a good chunk of their time poring over (and sometimes screaming at) what writers dream up and write down, are the targets of our writing. Without them and their love for the written word, writers would be worthless. Continue reading here.