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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Suddenly Sunday - Bookshelves

Suddenly Sunday is hosted by Svea from Confessions and Ramblings of a Muse in the Fog.

Sunday has snuck up on me again! This week has been so crazy. The pollen has been so bad around here that I suffered an attack of allergies like I never have before. I came home from work early on 2 days because I was just miserable. Now I’m doing much better – and Claretin is my new best friend!

Yesterday Nick and I went up to our apartment and started setting up our second bedroom – which we are calling our library, because basically it’s going to be like a library/study combination. I bought 2 bookshelves, which we assembled yesterday. Then it took us awhile to figure out how we were going to organize both of our books on the bookcases. As you will see in the photo below, we have basically filled it already. The open shelf is for the rest of my Plaidy’s, Nick didn’t want to have to move everything again. His books take up about 2 ½ shelves. He told me I can’t buy any more books than will fit on the shelves…yeah…okay…
Due to my allergies, I haven’t done too much reading. I started one of my own books, Dancing for Degas by Kathryn Wagner, about a week ago. I’m enjoying learning about the Paris ballet and Degas only just came in at about page 100. I have temporarily put this read on hold to work on reading a review book, By Fire, By Water by Mitchell James Kaplan. I’m only about 30 pages in thus far. Also, don't forget about the giveaway that ends the 17th for an issue of HerStoria magazine. You can enter here.

This week, the Historical Fiction Bloggers Round Table begins the May event. We are so excited to be hosting C. W. Gortner’s upcoming book The Confessions of Catherine de Medici. There is a giveaway going on right now for 2 finished copies of the book. And there is much more in store this week, so keep an eye out! Here is the schedule:

Saturday, May 8thTwo-book Giveaway at the HFBRT.
Sunday, May 9th – Post by Arleigh at historical-fiction.com, Review by Marie at The Burton Review, Author video at HFBRT.
Monday, May 10th - “An Italian in the Court of France,” a Guest Post by CW Gortner at Enchanted by Josephine, “Quoteables: Catherine de Medici and Diane de Poitiers” by Allie at Hist-Fic Chick, Review by Lizzy at Historically Obsessed.
Tuesday, May 11th – Giveaway: Win Catherine’s Necklace! at the HFBRT, Post by Heather at The Maiden’s Court, Book Review by Amy at Passages to the Past.
Wednesday, May 12th – Re-cap of CW Gortner’s books at the HFBRT, “Two Women, One King,” A Guest Post by CW Gortner at Hist-Fic Chick, Book Review by Arleigh at historical-fiction.com.
Thursday, May 13th – Round Table Discussion Q&A at the HFBRT, Post by Lucy at Enchanted by Josephine, Book Review by Heather at The Maiden’s Court.
Friday, May 14th – “The Woman Behind the Legend,” A Guest Post by CW Gortner at Passages to the Past, Post by Lizzy at Historically Obsessed, Book Review by Allie at Hist-Fic Chick.
Saturday, May 15th – Book Excerpt at the HFBRT, Post by Susie at All Things Royal, Book Review by Lucy at Enchanted by Josephine.
Sunday, May 16th – Post by Amy at Passages to the Past, Book Review by Susie at All Things Royal.
Tuesday, May 25th – Release Date & Giveaway Winners Announced at the HFBRT.

Hope you are having a great weekend and Happy Mother’s Day to everyone!

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  1. Thanks for the schedule.
    I had to smile at your book shelves. I can't believe I had only that many books at one time. It is an addiction and I have a problem letting them go once I have them.

  2. Once you get past around page 70 of By Fire By Water it will pick up for you.
    Love the shelves! What a joker Nick is telling you no more books. Really. I tell MYSELF no more books and 5 more come home each week.

  3. Lustworthy bookshelves!! Yay!!! So happy for you and Nick and the new apartment. And what better way to make it feel like "home" than with some nice crisp new shelves :)


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