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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday Salon #5 and Giveaway News

Good morning everyone. I hope you all had a good week, I did. I traveled to Philadelphia on Friday – and while my boyfriend was interviewing and University of Pennsylvania Vet School, I went and visited their Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology. They had some pretty cool Egypt and Greek/Roman stuff, which is where I spent most of my time. This week, thanks to Marie, I joined Swaptree – and have already made my first swap. I really like how I can swap DVD’s and CD’s and get books in exchange – and it also helps me whittle down stuff before I move this summer. A huge success for me over the past couple weeks has been getting my mom excited about reading again. She has never been a reader but I got her Heat Wave by Richard Castle (from the ABC show Castle) and she loved it. This week she just finished Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella. I think she just needed me to pick out some good books for her, haha. Also, I plan on going to see The Lovely Bones today at the movies. I have heard mixed review about it; has anyone seen it yet?
Ok, now onto what I read this week. This will be a shorter one. I am still working on listening to Metro Girl by Janet Evanovich, I have 1 disk left. I am still working on The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick, on page 250. Nick and I did finish reading A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin this week. I loved the book and there will be some sort of collaborative review coming up soonish. We were going to start Dante’s Divine Comedy next, but I want to read the 2nd book A Clash of Kings next instead.
At the Historical Fiction Round Table we have had the pleasure of hosting O, Juliet by Robin Maxwell this week. It has been absolutely wonderful working with Robin. Thanks to Robin, my fellow Round Table Ladies and all of you readers for making this another wonderful event. You can find the Calendar of Events here if you have missed any of the events this week. There are also many great giveaways going on – not only for the book. Check out these sites for their giveaways:

Speaking of giveaways, I have a winner to announce for The Queen’s Dollmaker by Christine Trent. And the winner is…

Priscilla! I will be sending you an email to get your mailing information. Thanks so much to everyone that entered, it was a great turnout!

Hope everyone has a great end to their weekend!

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  1. Happy reading and enjoy your movie! I have not gone to see it and doubt I will. I loved the books and movies usually disappoint me. Your weekend sounds as though it was a lot of fun. My Sunday Salon: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/01/sunday-salon-31-january.html

  2. Heather,

    I would love to hear what you think of the movie. I went earlier this week and while I thought that the actors did a fabulous job the movie itself was just weird. It may just be yet another example of a book that should have stayed only a book.

  3. I am one happy goat! Thank you very much. I am really looking forward to this book.

    My publicist was born in Philadelphia - she loves that city.

  4. I have A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin sitting on my shelf. I'll be looking forward to your review!

  5. I am glad you joined Swaptree! I have had more like finding books I want from them as opposed to Paperbackswap lately.
    It's been a wonderful Round Table event learning all these different things that relate to Maxwell's story.


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