Slowly but surely I think I’m getting caught up on lots of little things. And, here are some things around the blogosphere that I wanted to quickly mention.
Of course since I didn’t have a chance to visit blogs while I was away I sort of missed all the buzz going on about Book Blogger Appreciation Week. I wanted first to say thank you to whoever nominated my blog for an award. That was so sweet and made my day. I’ve seen a lot of my friends get nominated and I’m doing a happy dance for them. Most importantly though I just wanted to say thank you to Amy, Trish and all the members of the awards committee. What a fun event and thank you for making it happen.
While I was away I also was lucky enough to win two books. Thanks to the giveaway Melody was hosting I won The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer. I’m really enjoying the Heyer books I’ve been discovering recently so I’m excited about this one. And, the other book came via the giveaway She Reads and Reads was hosting in which I won The Impostor’s Daughter by Laurie Sandell. I know I’ve read a few book reviews of that book and I get the feeling I’m really going to enjoy it. So thank you both!
Then today while I was catching up on some blog surfing (I think it’s going to take me days to get caught up with you guys!) I found out that Carl V. has just announced the fourth R.I.P. Challenge. Hurrah. I can’t wait to make a list of books for this one. Jodie has mentioned a Poetry Challenge which sounds too good to pass up, and then Danielle recently blogged about the Persephone Books Reading Week. How can anyone resist these?
Ok, but for now I think I’m going to focus on starting Dance Night by Dawn Powell which is the next Slaves of Golconda read. I don’t know if I’ll be ready for the discussion at the end of the month but we’ll see.
I’m sure I’m forgetting to mention a whole bunch of other announcements but I need to go read my book. Tomorrow I hope to have a book review — in pictures.