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Feb 27, 2010

The Sunday Salon~ Have you entered yet?

The Sunday

Have you seen the Round Tablers on Facebook yet? We finally thought of creating a Facebook Fan Page for the Historical Fiction Bloggers Round Table!
That is our fan page, and I would love it if you would become a fan!!
We have added the event for The Secret of The Glass here and let's see you there!!

 (And of course don't forget the fan page for The Burton Review or my personal profile!)

Visit the main page!

As usual, we are featuring reviews and creative posts, as well as giveaways celebrating the new release of The Secret of the Glass!

My review was here, 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 have my copy of my ARC up for grabs along with a bookmark I made for my followers, ending March 6th. My creative post discusses the tough decision of Marriage vs. Cloister, and I would appreciate you chiming in with that discussion!
Do you remember my meeting ROSES author, Leila Meacham? I ran a giveaway for FIVE lucky commenters for a brand new copy of the book. 79 commenters! I think that is a record number of comments here. Some didn't fully grasp the instructions but for those that did, I entered your names into Random.Org and here are the Results! Beth Gordon, Suzanne, Emma, Rebecca Graham and
Jenny Girl!

I wish you all could have been winners, but at least there were FIVE this time! Congrats to these winners, everyone has responded and thanks for that, I've already submitted your addresses! Thanks for entering. I really enjoyed hearing who your choices were for authors you would like to meet.

OK Onwards to my reading endeavors for the week. I LOVED ELLEN HORAN's 31 Bond Street.. SO MUCHH!!!! My review posts on March 3rd... along with a GIVEAWAY!

I will also post the review for Susan Higginbotham's The Stolen Crown on 3/1/2010, and participate in the Blogsplash for Fiona Robyn. Speaking of Susan, she has the funniest post about the facebook adventures of the medieval characters she writes about, see the post here.

I am around halfway through Elizabeth Chadwick's newest novel, The Scarlet Lion, which will be our next event at the Historical Fiction Bloggers Round Table. I am so glad that I managed to squeeze in The Greatest Knight; I would not recommend reading The Scarlet Lion without reading the first book.
After this read, I have 400 books to read. Maybe 500. I will choose from the large review pile and hope that it doesn't topple over on top of me as I reach into it. I am glad that the round tablers have agreed to take the summer off so I can catch up on my personal reads! It's been a busy year already, my brain is sizzling and about to short out.

And on a really fun note, I love hockey. Seeing the Dallas Stars play on March 4.. go STARS! Looking forward to leaving the kids behind watching the Stars.

And as for Sunday's Olympic GOLD medal game vs. Canada (I love you, Lucy) GO USA!
And then after the game which I know is going to be fantastic, I will be watching Rupert Penry-Jones, who I fell in lovw with while watching Persuasion last week on Masterpiece we have him on at 9pm EST in The 39 Steps. (One 90-minute episode)

"Secret agent Richard Hannay battles German spies on the eve of World War I in a riveting and romantic new version of the thriller by John Buchan. Rupert-Penry Jones (Persuasion) stars as Hannay."

This guy was to die for in Persuasion. And with that fabulous tousled-hair-with-smoldering-eyes look.. I shall leave off.... (fans herself).