The Sunday Salon 9.7.08 & 100th Review Contest

September 7, 2008 at 2:15 pm | Posted in Books, LIfe, Reading | 12 Comments
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The Sunday Salon.comThis has been a productive week in Literate Housewife Review land. I read three and a half books, hosted a book tour, got nominated for a BBAW award, and published two reviews, which brought me just one review away from my 100th review!  I remember back in January of 2007 that I never in my wildest dreams saw this day coming.  I was hoping to make it to 52.  I had no idea what this would become.  Now, I’m looking forward to my next 100 reviews.  The sky’s the limit when you keep and open mind and follow your heart.

I hosted C.W. Gortner on his blog tour on Tuesday and published my review of his delightful novel, The Last Queen.  Please feel free to keep leaving comments and questions for him.  He’ll be coming back periodically to check out what’s going on.  He seems very nice and you can also find him on the new and improved site of the Historical Fiction board.  If you enjoy historical fiction and haven’t checked out this board, you really should.  You’ll find some familiar book blogging faces and other interesting people.

Adam at Letters on Pages wrote a wonderful review of The Blue Death.  He graciously agreed to read and review it for me.  Thank you, Adam!

On Friday, I found out that I was nominated for a Book Blogger Appreciation Week award and I’m so thrilled.  I was nominated in the Best Book Club Blog category and I’m thrilled.  Please take the time to vote for me (if you choose) and all of the other wonderful nominees at My Friend Amy.

Last night I finally published my review of The Seamstress by Frances De Pontes Peebles.  I can’t tell you how excited I was when I typed in the “#99” in the header for that post.  This leads me to my 100th Review Contest…

Tonight at midnight I will be publish my 100th review.  I am tomorrow’s host for Kathleen McCleary’s blog tour for House and Home, which is being sponsored by TLC Book Tours.  I don’t want to give away too many details here.  You’ll have to come back after midnight to find out all the details, but I’ll leave you with this clue:

I missed The Sunday Salon last week, so I want to take this opportunity to thank four of my book blogging friends:

I was one of the lucky winners in Chartroose’s 101 post contest at Bloody Hell, It’s a Book Barrage and last week my treasured Jane Austen action figure arrived in the mail.  She now uses her super writing powers to guard and protect my collection of her books.

Shana at Literarily nominated me for the SuperCommenter award and I’m so delighted!  I will be making my own nominations next week.  Thanks, Shana!

Don at Don’s Stuff also awarded me for my comments on his blog.  I have say that I am tickled by this graphic and may have to use it in another post if I’m so lucky as to win any other awards.  Thanks, Don!

Finally, my friend Marcia at The Printed Page sent me a copy of The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff.  I have been wanting to read this novel since I first read Devourer of Books’s reviewMarcia’s review made me even more excited to read it.  I’ll be participating in the author’s book tour in November, so I only have a little while longer to wait.  Thanks so much, Marcia!

So, that’s my week.  It was nice feel good about what I’ve accomplished again.  I seem to have mostly recovered from the start of the school year.  How’s your week been?  I’m wishing everyone a great week ahead!  I’m hoping to keep up the reading and post four reviews.  Let’s see if I can meet my own personal challenge on that.


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  1. Wow, you’ve have a busy week! Congrats on your upcoming 100th review. It makes me wish I were counting mine (although I suppose I could go back and do that rather easily). I thought about you yesterday afternoon because Elizabeth Emerson Hancock did a signing at my store, and I know how much you enjoyed Trespassers . Have a great weekend!

  2. So, what are you doing this week that’s given you all this energy because I want to do it too? (wink) Sounds like a great week. Have a good Sunday.

  3. Thanks for the mention. I enjoy perusing your blog and appreciate the comments you make.
    Have a great next week.

  4. Neat, I didn’t know there was such a thing as a Jane Austen action figure. 🙂

  5. Jennifer, your Jane Austen books are lovely! Such pretty dust jackets and the figurine looks perfect sitting in front of them.

  6. I’m going to a 19th Wife book signing this week. Haven’t read it yet, but will soon!

  7. Hi Jenn,

    Thanks for the mention in your post. I hope you enjoy The 19th Wife as much as I did.

  8. Your 100th review?!? Wow. I’m under 50 myself and I don’t know if I’ll ever get there. Seeing Don’s award reminds me I have a couple that I need to add to my page — or a page I’ve added to my tabs on my header, including a similar Super Commenter.

    You, however, trump me in that regard, even commenting at my post…before I could even get over here to comment tonight.

  9. Wow, congratulations on the occasion of your 100th review! And for all the other kudos, too (you deserve it). I can’t imagine actually posting that many reviews. Guess I might get there someday, but it won’t be in the near future!

  10. congrats on your 100th review! That Jane Austen doll is so cute! The 19th Wife sounds like an interesting read.

  11. Congratulations on your 100th review. This must be a very special milestone for you. 🙂

  12. I’m so jealous of your action figurine, but it looks like she went to a good home. 😉

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