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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sunday Salon - Superbowl Edition


Happy Sunday everyone! While some of you may be digging out of a lot of snow right now, I am so thankful that it actually missed us this time. We did not get a single snowflake despite what they were telling us to prepare for. So, this time we got lucky. I finished reading The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick last night. I was so tired, but I had just 12 pages left, so it couldn’t wait until today. It was a great read – I haven’t read anything medieval before and this was a great introduction to the period. A review will be upcoming later this week. I have finally seen what all of the excitement over Chadwick is about. Thanks Amy for getting me interested in this book. I will be moving on to reading Chadwick’s new book, The Scarlet Lion, next for our upcoming March event at the Historical Fiction Round Table.
I am officially registered for the Book Blogger Con and will be going to Book Expo America as well. I am very excited – I will only be there for 1 day each (that’s all I can get off from work) but it will be awesome. Allie from Hist-Fic Chick and I are going to meet up and hang out – another exciting thing. I can’t wait to take part in this experience. An exciting thing I was able to do this weekend was drive up to the beautiful Dorset Inn located in Dorset, Vermont. Leslie Carroll was hosting a lovely tea event there, dressed as Marie Antoinette. My boyfriend and I got to have some delicious tea and desserts, listen to Leslie read a chapter from her book Notorious Royal Marriages, and talk to some interesting people. After the event we had the opportunity to chat with Leslie and her husband for a little while before she had to go and transform herself back into Leslie for another event. She is a wonderful woman and I am so glad that we got to meet. It was a wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

I did a little shopping today and now we are getting ready for the Superbowl around here – just with the fam, nothing too crazy. I'm rooting for the Saints - they have always been my team (I chose them based on their insignia years ago, lol).




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6 comments:

  1. That sounds awesome! I love that picture with you and Leslie! YOU,re so lucky you got to meet with her and chat...listening to her read a chapter from her book must have been amazing. I think she's most probably one of the sweetest, brightest, kindest, wittiest and interesting authors of today:)

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  2. I am going to start reading The Scarlet Lion in a week or so, really looking forward to it. So lucky you were able to go to the tea event and meet her! I think Ca is a little bit far away to drive there lol. Enjoy the game...Go Saints :)

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  3. Oh, I's so jealous you got to meet Leslie! She looks so cute! I'm so glad you like The Greatest Knight - I knew you would! Watch out - Chadwick is addicting!!

    I am also green with envy that you're going to Book Blogger and Book Expo! You're gonna have so much fun!!! Hopefully next year all of us RT girls can meet there!

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  4. Yeah, your team won! What a great opportunity the tea with Leslie Carroll was. Sounds like you will be attending two great events. Chadwick does write great books. I look forward to her next one.

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  5. I really enjoyed The Greatest Knight and look forward to the Scarlet Lion. I bet you'll have a great time at BEA! Thanks for the great blog!

    I have an award I'd like to pass on to you over at my blog!

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  6. I'll be at BEA as well - can't wait to meet you! And that tea looks like it was a blast. :)

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