Out With the Old....

Out With the Old....is a look back at the week in books and the book-review world. If I missed something important, please let me know and I'd be happy to update the information!

Added to the Leaning Tower of Pisa TBR Pile:

Lydia Bennet's Story, by Jane Odiwe, courtesy of Sourebooks.
Netherfield Park Revisited (Book 3 of The Pemberley Crhonicles), by Rebecca Ann Collins courtesy of Sourcebooks.
Impulse Initiative, by Abigail Reynolds, courtesy of Sourcebooks.
Sarah's Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay, courtesy of St. Martin's Reading Group Gold.
The Courts of Illusion, by Rosemary Hawley Jarman, courtesy of BookMooch.
Lion's Pride, by Debbie Jordan, courtesy of the author and with a very nice inscription (thank you, Debbie!)

Some books that made it on to my wishlist this week:

Pomegranate Soup, by Marsha Mehran, courtesy of Books and Cooks.
Cathedral of the Sea, by Ildefonso Falcones, courtesy of Books 'N Border Collies.
Sweet Mandarin, by Helen Tse, courtesy of the Macmillan Publishers' catalog.
An Involuntary King, by Nan Hawthorne, courtesy of Historical Boys.

Things happening in the online book world that I hope you didn't miss:

Kelly Hewitt at Loaded Questions is back with a vengeance! I hope you didn't miss her interview with Robin Maxwell, whose new book Signora Da Vinci is due out January.
The Literate Housewife Review is still holding contests to win a copy of The Witch's Trinity, by Erika Mailman. These are creative, fun contests!
A great guest post at Historical Boys by author Nan Hawthorne, who discusses the use of language for the historical fiction writer.
Author Elizabeth Chadwick with a delightful post about her history education at Historical Tapestry.
Who participated in the Read-a-thon?? Sorry I missed it this year, but the day-job took precedence.
Author Sharon Kay Penman stopped in at the Historical Fiction Online Forum to answer questions!


  1. I'll be very curious to see your thoughts on Cathedral of the Sea if you read it. I find myself still thinking about it every now and then.


  2. I have Sarah's Key & Lydia Bennet's Story too, Michele. We'll have to compare notes.

    Thanks for the reminder about Historical Boys. I found it a few weeks ago but forgot to put it in my Reader.

    I love these round-ups. I usually end up thinking every book you mention sounds great.


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