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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sunday Salon #4


Hi Everyone! It is great to finally be back home again and relax (a little). As I mentioned last week, I was in Indiana for the last 4 days. My boyfriend’s interview at Purdue went pretty well and we had a great time, though the 15 hour drive really wiped me out. Today is going to be mostly catch-up stuff and unpacking – so that I can do it all over again this Friday. We will be heading to Philadelphia for an interview at University of Pennsylvania. At least this one will only be a 1 day trip.
This trip actually allowed me to get a lot of reading done and almost met my reading goals for the week. I did finish The Secret of the Glass by Donna Russo Morin. I raced through the second half of the book and loved it! My review won’t be posted until sometime in February because it is The Historical Fiction Bloggers Round Table book for February. Look forward to some interesting events then. My boyfriend and I also made massive progress on A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin, we are now only 70 pages from the end, versus almost 300 at the beginning of the week. I am enjoying this book a lot.
For this upcoming week I am planning on reading The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick. This will be my first book of hers and I have heard so many great things about it. I was hoping to have time to read this one before I have to review The Scarlet Lion, which is the sequel, and having had ample time to read this week, that wish has come true. I also hope to finish A Game of Thrones as well. For my listening pleasure in the car, I will be reading the audiobook Metro Girl by Janet Evanovich. I was hoping to start her Stephanie Plum series, but they didn’t have the first one when I went to the library, so I picked this one up. I won’t be reviewing this one, but here is an excerpt if you would like to read it.

Also up this week is the Historical Fiction Bloggers Round Table event for January – O, Juliet by Robin Maxwell. You can read our announcement post here. This week there will be reviews, interesting creative posts, a Q&A with Robin Maxwell, giveaways, and much more. Here is the schedule of events:

January 24th – Announcement Posts for O, Juliet event.
January 25th – Q&A with Robin Maxwell on the HFBRT, Lucy’s Book Review at Enchanted by Josephine, Allie’s Creative Post: “Romeo & Juliet in Art” at Hist-fic Chick, Arleigh’s Creative Post: "Versions of Romeo & Juliet Throughout History" at Historical-fiction.com.
January 26th – Amy’s Book Review at Passages to the Past, Lizzy’s Creative Post: “Romeo & Juliet Original Artwork by Elizabeth Johnson” at Historically Obsessed, and Susie’s Creative Post: “The Life of William Shakespeare Part I” at All Things Royal.
January 27th – Robin Maxwell Guest Post at Hist-fic Chick, Heather’s Creative Post: “Lucrezia Tournabouni” at The Maiden’s Court, Marie’s Book Review at The Burton Review.
January 28th – Lizzy’s Creative Post: “The Duel” at Historically Obsessed, and Susie’s Book Review at All Things Royal.
January 29th – Arleigh’s Book Review at Historical-fiction.com, and Susie’s Creative Post: “The Life of William Shakespeare Part II” at All Things Royal.
January 30th – Heather’s Book Review at The Maiden’s Court, Marie’s Creative Post: "Tragiv Romance in Literature" at The Burton Review, Allie’s Creative Post: “Romeo & Juliet in Fashion Photography” at Hist-fic Chick.
January 31st – Amy’s Creative Post: “Dante Alighieri” at Passages to the Past, Lizzy’s Book Review at Historically Obsessed.
February 1st – Q&A Survey Discussion on the HFBRT, Allie’s Book Review at Hist-fic Chick, Lucy’s Creative Post: “Verona” at Enchanted by Josephine, Susie’s Creative Post: “The Life of William Shakespeare Part III” at All Things Royal.
February 2nd – O, Juliet Book Release Date, Summary of Events at HFBRT.

Please come and join us for this event!
Also, don't forget, my giveaway for The Queen's Dollmaker ends January 30th - so enter now!

Have a great Sunday everyone!




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1 comment:

  1. It sounds as tough you have a rather delightfully full week ahead. Happy reading. My Salon: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/01/sunday-salon-24-january.html

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