Out With the Old....

Books added to the Leaning-Tower-of-Pisa TBR pile this week:
Added to my wishlist this week:

Things around blog-land I hope you didn't miss:
  • Author Erika Mailman (The Witch's Trinity) wrote a lovely piece on why she loves historical fiction over at Historical Tapestry. If you love historical fiction, don't miss this guest post.
  • A beautiful portrait of Marie-Antoinette over at author Catherine Delors' blog Versailles and More. While you're there, check out her post about The White House...great stuff!
  • Bookroom Reviews hosted a book giveaway carnival- looks like the turnout was great.
  • Author Susan Higginbotham's first novel, The Traitor's Wife: A Novel of the Reign of Edward II, is being reissued by Sourcebooks next year (yay!). I, for one, am so happy Sourcebooks is doing this --- I tried to get my grubby paws on this book through Powell's Books, but it is back-ordered (and the hardcover is spendy). I'm far, far too impatient once I've found a book I must have, but this time it looks like I'll just have to cool my jets.
  • This is really cool - Lezlie from Books 'N Border Collies has initiated the U.S. Presidents Reading Project. You must check this out!
  • The elections are (finally) over and 15 Minute Lunch has the best summation around.
  • I'm still hanging in there with National Blog Posting Month (I'm not giving in to their stupid abbreviation...NaBloPoMo just sticks in my craw). But it's only the 7th and I'm seriously running out of things to say. It's ticking me off, so don't be surprised if my posts start getting a little cranky.


  1. Michele ~ Thanks for mentioning the U.S. Presidents Reading Project. I'm so glad people are interested!


  2. My pleasure, Lezlie. I think this is one challenge that is really, really worth participating in. I'm searching for my Washington book right now.

  3. Hi Michele,

    I read Through A Glass Darkly in college years ago. I remember that I loved it and wish I could find time to re-read it now. There are two sequels, Now Face to Face and Dark Angels. I haven't gotten to them yet but wanted to mention them (for your OCD, you know)!

    I have an extra copy of To A Native Shore by Valerie Anand. It is her fourth book, I think, a historical novel set in Britain and India. It is an exlibrary hardback (but a first edition!). Anyway, if you would like it I'll send it on to you. Email me at thetometraveller at yahoo dot com


  4. Now that's the mark of a true blogging friend -- one that not only understands, but even feeds your OCD! ;) Email on it's way to you.

  5. Thank you so much for the links, Michele, and welcome to Versailles!


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