I will start with the updates.
This week is our kick off event at Historical Fiction Bloggers Round Table. This week we will be hosting Leslie Carroll and her new book Notorious Royal Marriages. There will be guest posts by Leslie, creative posts by the respective bloggers, giveaways and more fun to be had all over the blogosphere. Please check out our kick off post and our calender of events for more details as to what is happening this week.
The events occurring on this blog will go as follows:
- Tuesday 1/5 - My Review of Notorious Royal Marriages
- Thursday 1/7 - My Creative Post on the marriage of Catherine II (Catherine the Great) and Peter III of Russia
- Saturday 1/9 - Leslie Carroll's guest post here on Eleanor of Aquitaine's Notorious Royal Divorce
Over at Robin Maxwell's blog, she is kicking off the first of 3 giveaways! You can enter today to win the heart pendant above as well as a signed copy of O, Juliet! All you have to do is leave a comment on her blog telling what qualities you look for in a lover and leave your email. There is a great post about the origin of the heart as a symbol of love. Stop by and check it out.
Now onto Mailbox Monday!
I received 2 books in the mail this week. Both I purchased from Amazon with my awesome giftcard present from Christmas!
The first book is Pittsburgh: Then and Now. I had read another book in this series previously, New York: Then and Now and thoroughly enjoyed it. After spending some time in Pittsburgh this summer, reading the book Thirsty which is set in a fictional Pittsburgh suburb, and reconnecting with my family's past - I wanted to take a look at the city how it used to be. There are many books in this series and the photos are beautiful. You get to look at the exact same spot in the past (b&w photos) and currently, and learn some fascinating facts along the way.
The second book that I got is Marrying Mozart by Stephanie Cowell. Thanks to Marie's announcement that is was a great price on Amazon, I snagged a copy. Very excited to read this one.
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