Sunday, May 15, 2011

Suddenly Sunday

Suddenly Sunday is a weekly event hosted by SveaConfessions and Ramblings of a Muse in the Fog. The purpose of Suddenly Sunday is to share all the exciting events that have occurred on your blog throughout the week. 

Hello everyone! Another week has flown by at a stunning rate... I should probably be used to that by now, lol. Besides the time flying by, the weather has been quite random with it being sunny and hot followed by thunderstorms, but it has made for some great settings to read by. 

This week I was delighted to find two books on sale that have been on my TBR list since their release!

by Arliss Ryan

Synopsis (From the Publisher):
"An inventive and vibrant historical novel about the woman who dared to be the equal of the Bard of Avon. 
Dramatizing a marriage born of passion and strained by ambition, Arliss Ryan's fascinating historical novel chronicles a love affair for the ages, and the story of a woman who dares to fulfill her own surprising destiny. 
Anne Hathaway is weighing her prospects for marriage when a dalliance with young Will Shakespeare, the poetry-writing son of a rural glove- maker, leaves her pregnant and wed. When Will joins a traveling acting troupe and moves to London, Anne leaves their children in his parents' care and boldly follows him.
Taking up a new identity at Will's side, Anne supports his career as a struggling actor by sewing costumes and transcribing manuscripts in the rough-and-tumble world of London's theatres. As Will finds his true calling in writing, Anne's own literary skills begin to flower, leading to a secret collaboration that makes Will the foremost playwright in Elizabethan England."

by Jeane Westin

Synopsis (From the Publisher):
"The story of Elizabeth I, as it's never been told before-through the eyes of two ladies-in-waiting closest to her... 
In a court filled with repressed sexual longing, scandal, and intrigue, Lady Katherine Grey is Elizabeth's most faithful servant. When the young queen is smitten by the dashing Robert Dudley, Katherine must choose between duty and desire-as her secret passion for a handsome earl threatens to turn Elizabeth against her. Once the queen becomes a bitter and capricious monarch, another lady-in-waiting, Mistress Mary Rogers, offers the queen comfort. But even Mary cannot remain impervious to the court's sexual tension-and as Elizabeth gives her doomed heart to the mercurial Earl of Essex, Mary is drawn to the queen's rakish godson..."

Don't forget to check out the ongoing book tour for Margaret George's latest novel, Elizabeth I.
Elizabeth I
Here is what has occurred so far:

Monday, May 2
Book reviewed at Book Drunkard
Interviewed at Pump Up Your Book
Tuesday, May 3
Book reviewed at The Book Connection
Book reviewed at One Day At A Time
Wednesday, May 4
Book reviewed at Slice of Life
Thursday, May 5
Book reviewed at Life in Review
Friday, May 6
Book spotlighted at Books, Products and More!
Monday, May 9
Book reviewed and guest blogging at Always With a Book
Tuesday, May 10
Book reviewed at Bippity, Boppity Book
Wednesday, May 11
Book reviewed at CelticLady’s Reviews
Thursday, May 12
Friday, May 13

Have any of you been watching the new series Camelot on Starz? I am really enjoying the series and while I was annoyed with the casting choice for Arthur, my opinion of him has managed to improve with every episode.  

Well that about sums up the week, until next time, have a lovely week and happy reading!

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Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

Congrats on the finds. They both sound interesting.

Holly said...

I really hope you enjoy Secret Confessions of Anne Shakespeare. It was one of my top 10 reads last year.

Svea Love said...

Holly- Me too! I was so excited to find it; now I just need to get past some of my immediate TBR pile so I can enjoy it :)

Alexis- Thanks! Hopefully the contents will prove just as interesting.