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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sunday Salon #5

Good morning! I hope you are all having a good weekend and I hope to have a much better week this week than the last. It’s been a little stressful around here, but being able to focus on blogging does relieve that a little. I have several things to discuss this week, so let’s get started.
I accomplished a lot of reading this week. I finished listening to Mercy by Jodi Picoult on audio book. I enjoyed the story a lot, but not as much as the previous two books I have read by Picoult, The Pact and Salem Falls. Now I just have to keep my eyes open at my library for more of her audio books. Yesterday I finished reading The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick for our March Round Table event. I will save my feelings on this book for my review – but I will share that it was quite enjoyable for a new Chadwick fan. I also finished reading the short inspirational book Alphatudes by Michele Wahlder yesterday for review. I decided that I would squeeze this one in before I got into my next book. I will have a giveaway for my copy when I post the review – in about a week. It was a beautiful book. So I have a couple of reviews to get caught up on now. Tomorrow I will be starting Dear John by Nicholas Sparks on audio book and I am currently reading Roeing Oaks by Kristina Emmons.
Today is the last day of the HFBRT February event for The Secret of the Glass by Donna Russo Morin. Check back here later today for my creative post on “The Making of the Glass”. I will be working on that after I finish this post. You can check out our Calendar of Events for links to all of the events that have happened this week. Also up today:
Book review by Lucy at Enchanted by Jospehine
Info on Donna Russo Morin’s upcoming 2011 release To Serve A King at HFBRT

Also, I have a winner to announce in the giveaway of The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory. The winner is: Sarah E! Congrats, you will very much enjoy this book. I will be emailing you shortly for your address. Thank you to everyone who entered.
This week will be a Dolley Madison week here at The Maiden’s Court. Dolley Madison was the wife of the 4th president, James Madison. I recently received for review Dolley Madison: America’s First Lady, an episode from the American Experience series on PBS. I will likely have another segment of Caught on Tape, a review of the episode, and an informational post on Dolley this week. But I wanted to alert you all to the episode – it will air tomorrow, Monday March 1 (check your local listings). I watched it this morning and loved it – very well done and Dolley has always been one of my heroes.

Here is a preview for your enjoyment:

Thanks everyone for sticking around for this lengthy Sunday Salon. Look forward to seeing you around this week.

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  1. OH you are AWESOME for mentioning the PBS show tomorrow PM, I love them & I have been forgetting them at times.
    looking forward to your posts this week!
    And wow that's a lot of reading!

  2. You finished The Scarlet Lion really quickly! I finished it up last night - did you cry as much as I did?

    I really need to start watching PBS...that's cool you got it for review!

    And congrats to Sarah E!!

    Have a good week Heather!

  3. Congratulations, Sarah E..
    Thanks for the heads up on the Dolly Madison program. I think my TV guide was used to start the fire in the wood stove. I'll miss all those special programs that aren't regular series.

  4. Thanks for the info about the show on PBS! Hope this week is a bit calmer for you.


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