What a week. It has been a little crazy and didn't get to read too much until later in the week, but I have finished reading Elizabeth Chadwick's The Greatest Knight, which was issued last fall. I ultimately enjoyed it, but my review will come up closer to the Elizabeth Chadwick event that the Historical Fiction Bloggers Round Table are hosting in March. I spent most of Saturday reading it, so this post will be short as my brain is a little fried.
We now have another event just beginning for February!
Visit the Main webpage for the Historical Fiction Bloggers Round Table Calendar of Events
As usual, we will feature reviews and creative posts, as well as giveaways!
My review posts 2/23, but you can sign up right now at the main page to enter for your chance to win a copy of The Secret of the Glass by Donna Russo Morin. I will also have my copy of my ARC up for grabs for my followers starting 2/26.
I am now going to begin 31 Bond Street by Ellen Horan, and then sink my teeth into The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick. I'll be cutting it close to the event schedule but I think I'll manage. I am very glad I did get to sneak in the read of The Greatest Knight, because even though The Scarlet Lion novel can stand alone, I would hate reading the series out of order when I have the book sitting on my shelf. So I accomplished something... otherwise I am not feeling very accomplished at anything with the days going by and me not putting a dent in my review pile. It is quite daunting. I am pretty much set till July it seems. I must refuse requests or I will never get a handle on this.
In entertainment news, did you watch PBS's encore airing of Northanger Abbey last Sunday? I watched it, and loved it. The actress seemed absolutely perfect for the part. I cannot wait to read the actual book by Jane Austen!! And tonight, February 21, 2010, 9pm EST we have Persuasion (Encore Presentation; one 90 minute episode):"Sally Hawkins plays Jane Austen's Anne Elliot, a woman destined for spinsterhood after refusing a proposal eight years earlier. Then her spurned suitor reappears."
I will be there!
Don't forget to see my post on meeting the wonderful author of Roses, Leila Meacham, and enter to win the giveaway for five lucky winners of her New York Times Bestselling book!
Enjoy your Sunday, and your reads! (Sorry, no newsletter this week if you were wondering!)