Sunday, November 15, 2009

SUNDAY SALON


It is a very WINDY and gloomy day here in Calgary, but that means that a chinook has rolled in and we are enjoying nice temps of about 6 degrees.  Hey, anything above zero is tops in my books!

I recieved the name of the person I am selecting a gift for for the book blogger holiday exchange!! I am SUPER excited!!  Over on my other blog I had participated in an adoptive mommy one and it went for about 10 months.  Every month we bought something for our secret friend and each month was a theme.  I cannot TELL you how much I loved buying for my friend!  It was so fun, and the gifts that we recieved were so heartfelt and lovely, it was just a great experience!  So I can't wait to buy for my person! 

I have nothing really bookish to report, other than I have a couple of reviews to do and an interview with Howard J Morris and Jenny Lee authors of "Women are Crazy Men are Stupid" coming up and they have generously agreed to offer up a SIGNED copy of their book and will ship ANYWHERE in the WORLD!  I can't say enough great things about these people, they are just fantastic!  So stay tuned, that will be this week.

I also will have another great giveaway when I post my review of Rachel Stolzman's "The Sign for Drowning", it is a SIGNED copy of the book!  And I will be shipping it myself so it will be open to the US and Canada only.  The book is beautifully written and very heartfelt, so I just know some lucky winner will be happy to get it! 

I am also in the midst of starting a Blog Talk Radio show and I will have the links and podcast available once I get that up and running.  I am SUPER excited for this, and am very impressed with some book bloggers out there that are already putting out some great programming! 

The last book I'll mention that I'll be reviewing is Echo in the Bone.  Sigh.  I read it a little while ago and it has taken me this long to kind of absorb the experience.  Without saying too much here, it defintately was not may favourite of the bunch, that is for sure. 

Book that are on my wishlist for Christmas (eh HEM HUSBAND)  are:
  • The Heretic Queen By Kathleen Kent
  • The Pioneer Woman Cooks  By Ree Drummond
  • Pope Joan by Diana Wookfolk Cross 
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  • The Man Who Loved Books Too Much  By Bartlett Hoover
  • The Last Dickens  by Matthew Pearl
  • Wife of the Gods   by Kwei Quartey
  • The Bite of the Mango by Mariatu Kamara
  • The Lucana by Barbara Kingsolver
It is a big list, I know, but it gives him lots to choose from !

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Have a wonderful day!

4 Blabs:

Natalie W said...

Wow a blog talk radio show, that sounds very exciting and I'll be looking forward to listening to them. I don't think I've come across any blog radio shows.
Also looking forward to your book giveway!
Hope your day goes well,
Natalie :0)

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

I'm so excited about your Blog Talk Radio Show! I will definitely keep an eye and ear out for that.

:)

Suzanne said...

Wow, Blog Talk Radio Show! That is super! I can't wait to hear it!

Lisa said...

Hey thanks, Natalie and Michelle! I am very excited AND NERVOUS about doing a blog radio show! But I have some great authors lined up to guest on my show, so I hope I can do them justice!!

I am hoping to have my first live show/podcast available in about 2 go 3 weeks, maybe sooner. :0)

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