Suddenly Sunday is hosted by the wonderful Svea at Confessions and Rambling of A Muse in the Fog.
Happy Sunday dear readers! I hope this weekend has been treating you well, I know it's gone by too fast for me already. And I don't know about any of you, but I am SO ready for the Summer to be over....this heat is just ferocious!
Anywho, back to the good stuff. In READING NEWS...I spent my Saturday with Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley and finished reading His Last Letter by Jeane Westin, which I really enjoyed. I will be having an author interview with Ms. Westin here at PTTP, as well as, a giveaway for one lucky reader! Westin also wrote The Virgin's Daughters, which also took place in the court of Elizabeth I (READ MY REVIEW).
I am also reading For the King's Favor by the uber-talented Elizabeth Chadwick. I will have the honor of interviewing Ms. Chadwick here at PTTP in late August/early September so stay tuned!
SYNOPSIS: A captivating story of a mother's love stretched to breaking and a knight determined to rebuild his life with the royal mistress, For the King's Favor is Elizabeth Chadwick at her best. Based on a true story never before told and impeccably researched, this is a testament to the power of sacrifice and the strength of love. When Roger Bigod, heir to the powerful earldom of Norfolk, arrives at court to settle an inheritance, he meets Ida de Tosney, young mistress to King Henry II. In Roger, Ida sees a chance for lasting love, but their decision to marry carries an agonizing price. It's a breathtaking novel of making choices, not giving up, and coping with the terrible shifting whims of the king.
My NEXT FIVE READS are Georgette Heyer's Regency World by Jennifer Kloester, Great Maria by Cecelia Holland, The Wet Nurse's Tale by Erica Eisdorfer, Dracula in Love by Karen Essex and The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory.
I didn't do a Suddenly Sunday post last week because I was stuck in the Orlando airport, but I wanted to tell you about MY DATE WITH AN AUTHOR! The loverly Christy English, author of The Queen's Pawn, just happened to be staying in my little town outside of Atlanta (actually she was like 2 minutes from my house), so we took advantage and met for dinner. She was the first person I've met from online and I'm so glad it was her! We had the best time, although I hope she couldn't tell how nervous I was. We ate at Chili's and talked Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II, writing, blogs, crazy Mel Gibson and then we went to Barnes and Noble where we walked around and talked BOOKS....well, I mean what else are you going to talk about in B&N!? Heehee. But seriously we had a great time, it was like meeting with a friend that you've known forever and I hope we can do it again soon. I invited her to the homestead next time, so we'll see if she braves my cooking :)
Christy's next book, To Be Queen, will be released on April 5, 2011 and she has graciously agreed to come back to Passages to the Past for an interview!
This past Friday was the premier of The Pillars of the Earth mini-series on Starz and I caved in and ordered the channel just for the series. I wasn't able to catch it Friday night, but I taped it and plan on watching it today. I will also post reviews of each episode, I believe there are 8 total.
Starz is having a FREE PREVIEW of the first two episodes, which were aired together as one, so click HERE to watch the episodes, as well as, some behind the scenes videos!
Well, I think that about wraps up things on my corner of the world...how was your week?