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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sunday Salon and The Secret of the Glass Week

Good morning everyone! I hope you all are having a much better weekend than I am. We have had consistent running water here since Thursday because my father screwed something up with our water system. Then last night as we got the pipes fixed and the cold water working mostly right, we find out that we need to get a new hot water heater because he messed that up too. So hopefully with a new hot water heater today, we might be back close to correct. I would love to shower at home again, haha. But, enough with my problems.
I’m still reading The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick for our March Roundtable event. With all of the problems we have been having around here and the Olympics on, I have been slacking a little on my reading. I have started listening to Mercy by Jodi Picoult on audio book in the car. I am enjoying it, but not as much as I did her other books, Salem Falls and The Pact.

We also still have a giveaway going on here for 1 copy of The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory. This is open until February 27th.
This week is the February event for The Historical Fiction Round Table and we are featuring The Secret of the Glass by Donna Russo Morin. Over at the main blog you can find the official announcement and the first giveaway – for a copy of the book. I have posted our schedule of events for this week below for easy access. The events being hosted here are on the 22nd and the 28th.

February 20thAnnouncement & opening of Giveaway at HFBRT.
February 21st - Book Review by Arleigh at Historical-Fiction.com, “The History of the Venice Canal System and How it Works” by Susie at All Things Royal
February 22nd – Book Review by Heather at The Maiden’s Court, “Fact Checking the Island of Murano” by Lizzy at Historically Obsessed, Interview Questions with Author at HFBRT
February 23rd – Book Review by Marie at The Burton Review, “Venice Carnival” by Lucy at Enchanted by Josephine, Murano Venetian glass NECKLACE giveaway at HFBRT
February 24th – Book Review by Allie at Hist-Fic Chick, “The Life and Times of Galileo Galilei” by Arleigh at Historical-Fiction.com, Interview Questions with Author at HFBRT
February 25th – Book Review by Lizzy at Historically Obsessed, Article on The Courtier's Secret at HFBRT
February 26th – Book Review by Susie at All Things Royal, “Dowries in Italy” by Marie at The Burton Review, Interview Questions with Author at HFBRT
February 27th- Book Review by Amy at Passages to the Past, Creative Post by Allie at Hist-Fic Chick
February 28th – Book review by Lucy at Enchanted by Josephine, “Making the Glass” by Heather at The Maiden’s Court, Info on DRM’s upcoming 2011 Tudor novel To Serve A King

I hope you all are having a fabulous weekend and hope you drop by some of the Round Table events to come.

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  1. I hope you week is great to make up for your stressful weekend! Definitely looking forward to all the great posts over at HFBRT this week :)

  2. I am sorry about your water problems...ugh!
    I do love these roundtable events...

  3. Oh No!!! You poor girl with all of your water problems! I hope you get to take a nice hot shower soon!

    This week is gonna be a hoot with The Secret of the Glass. I just read a really cool post over at Susie's place (All Things Royal) - she posted about the canal system in Venice and it's really interesting! I can't wait to read yours about glass making!

    Have a good week Heather!

  4. So excited to see everyone's posts for our HFBRT event! Looking forward to your review tomorrow and learning from your post some of the details about how the glass was made. I like historical novels that deal with a "craft" like Christine Trent's The Queen's Dollmaker.

  5. You gals do such a great job with your events and reading selections for HFBRT. Keep up the good work.
    Hope things got better this week.


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