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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Suddenly Sunday - Upcoming Theme Weeks

Happy Sunday everyone.  Hope your weekends are enjoyable and that you are having some good weather.  I am thrilled to be out of the heat wave that we were having just a week ago.  You just don't feel like doing anything when it is that hot.  I had high hopes of getting some reading done on my beach vacation last weekend - but didn't end up reading one page.  On the one hand that sucked because I was hoping to get ahead on my reading schedule and maybe squeeze in one of my personal reads, but on the other I had a great vacation anyway.  Since I have been back home I have dove headlong into reading Becoming Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey (mostly because I forgot my review is supposed to go up August 9th and hadn't touched the book yet!).  So far it is an enjoyable read - I hadn't read anything about her early life before.  I also have finished a couple short audiobooks.

Which leads me to announce that August is going to be all about theme weeks.  I have had a few books that I have been meaning to review for such a long time and these books really lend themselves to some expansion. Coming up this week I am featuring a week on The Dust Bowl of the 1930s.  This has always been a time of interest for me and I recently re-read the wonderful book Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse - review to come this week.  The week of the 8th I have Marie Antoinette and a review of Becoming Marie Antoinette.  The week of the 15th is all about Queen Victoria featuring Prisoners in the Palace by Michaela MacColl.  And the week of the 22nd will feature William Shakespeare and The Gentleman Poet by Kathryn Johnson.  So there is a lot coming up here so get ready.

I also have to announce the winner of Before Versailles by Karleen Koen.  So many of you entered this giveaway that I wish I had a book for you all, but I only have one.  And the winner is...

Lynn Irwin Stewart!

Congrats!  You are getting a wonderful book!  I will be sending out an email for your mailing info to pass on to the publisher.  If I don't hear from the winner within a week I will pick a new winner.

Suddenly Sunday is hosted by Svea at The Muse in the Fog Book Review.

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  1. I finished Becoming Marie Antoinette this week and really enjoyed it. Looking forward to your review.

  2. Looks like a good lineup.

    Congratulations, Lynn. Enjoy. It looks like a good book.


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