Sunday, February 28, 2010

Suddenly Sunday

Since The Sunday Salon is closed to new members, I have created own weekly event of Suddenly Sunday! Feel free to join in the fun, just link back to this blog :)

Another week has flown by, but at least I feel that I have accomplished a lot in my reading this past week! I was able to post two reviews this week:

There are so many exciting historical fiction novels just recently released and coming up in the next couple weeks; and I'm happy to be able to review a lot of them for you! I have just finished reading The Secret of the Glass by Donna Russo Morin and The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick; their reviews should be up sometime this week. Now, after waiting for what seems like forever, I am starting The Stolen Crown by Susan Higginbotham :)

Be sure to watch or set your DVR to record "The 39 Steps" on Masterpiece Classic tonight (2/28) at 9:00 PM! Here is the Synopsis from Masterpiece Classic:
Newly returned to England on the eve of World War I, Richard Hannay's (Rupert Penry-Jones, Persuasion) listless London life is about to spiral out of control. When a neighbor bursts in with a top-secret notebook full of cryptic codes and a frantic story of an impending assassination, unlikely patriot Hannay is soon on the run to save himself and his country. He bumps into feisty suffragette Victoria Sinclair (Lydia Leonard), and while their fates may be intertwined, their personalities aren't. But like it or not, they'll together navigate murder, betrayal and near death in order to untangle a plot of national importance, and understand the charms and challenges of human nature. A bracing and romantic thriller,The 39 Steps is based on the novel by John Buchan. (One episode; 90 minutes.

I have really been enjoying HFBRT's week long event for The Secret of the Glass by Donna Russo Morin; they have had some great creative posts and interviews! The event is ending today (2/28) but you can still check out everything they have done for this event on their website: Historical Fiction Round Table.

Don't forget to enter in my giveaway! I have one signed copy of The Boleyn Wife up for grabs...hurry the giveaway ends tomorrow (3/1).  Enter in the giveaway here.

Have a wonderful week everyone & happy reading!


Shweta said...

I would love to hear what you've got to say about the Elisabeth Chadwick book.

Joanne said...

Good morning, Muse! Decided to join you in your Suddenly Sunday meme this morning while the family sleeps and I enjoy a cup of coffee.

Sounds like you've got some great books coming up that I'll be on the lookout for your thoughts.

Stop on by for a visit anytime! Have a great reading week.

Suzanne Yester said...

Looks like a great reading week ahead for you! And I look forward to the new reviews this week! Thanks for the heads up on The 39 Steps! I just loved the old original movie, but I bet Masterpiece will do a wonderful job!

Have a great week!

Unknown said...

I love your site! New follower from Friday Follow.

Krista said...

Oh Cool about "the 39 steps" coming on, thank you :) Look forward to your reviews.

Holly said...

I will have to check out 39 steps if I can wrestle the TV away from the hubby. So glad you started this meme as an alternate to Sunday Salon. I was beginning to feel left out on sundays! My Suddenly Sunday is here:

Miss Moppet said...

Great idea to start this meme. I love the button too! I'm not going to play this week because I only just posted my Alphabet Challenge post today but maybe next week...

Looking forward to reading your Scarlet Lion review.

Unknown said...

I adore your site and I'm happy to be a new follower!

Passages to the Past said...

I really like this new event of yours Muse! Looking forward to your thoughts on The Secret of the Glass and The Scarlet Lion...I recently read and enjoyed both. And thanks for mentioning the Historical Fiction Bloggers Round Table event for The Secret of the Glass - we've had a lot of fun this week and glad you've enjoyed it!

Have a great week!

Cat said...

The Stolen Crown seems to be the book of the moment - I'll look forward to your review.

Thanks for starting Suddenly Sunday - mine is here

Jenny Girl said...

39 steps was last night?! Darn it, I knew I was missing something last night. Hopefully it will be on demand.
Suddenly Sunday is a great idea. That's why I started sunday Reflections, when I remember :)
Have a great week!

Marg said...

I will be joining in for future Sundays. Have just done my unofficial Sunday Salon post for this week with a link to here!