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TSS ~ Sometimes It Even Happens Here

The Sunday Salon.comEvery time I read about people getting the chance to meet authors on book tours, I get really jealous. Living in SouthWest Virginia, the opportunity to visit an author while on a book tour is few and far between.  Next Saturday, that will change at least for the day.

Kathleen Grissom, the author of The Kitchen House, will be stopping in Lynchburg at Givens Books at 2pm on February 13th.  The book was published on the 2nd, so it’s hot off the presses.  It got me out of my reading blahs.  I just could not put it down.  I read The Kitchen House last month and absolutely loved it.  Check back here on Friday for my review.  I will also be posting about the book tour during my next Sunday Salon post.  If all goes well, I’m hoping to have a signed copy to giveaway.

In the meantime, you can check out Kathleen’s site.  On her About The Kitchen House page.  There are some great resources there, including pictures I wish  I had seen while I was reading the book.  There is a book trailer as well.  I just finished watching it.  A slight word of caution: if you don’t like to know much about a book before reading it, you might want to hold off on it.

Now, be honest.  How many of you thought I was referring to this weekend’s snow storm?  Well, that news also fits my post title.    We had a great time sledding in the snow and making a snowman.  Thankfully we were able to make it to church this morning and then to the mall.  I had a serious case of cabin fever since this weekend was the second in a row that we were snowbound.  Yesterday morning I took a short video of our front yard.  We didn’t get hit as hard as some of my book blogging girlfriends in Northern Virginia or Maryland, but it was an anomaly for the Roanoke Valley.  I want to thank everyone who stopped by on our Friday snow day.

Reading and Reviews This Week

This week I read and reviewed Tainted by Brooke Morgan as part of the author’s TLC Book Tour.  I’m hosting a giveaway of Morgan’s debut novel, so be sure to check out my review.

I also finished Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls.  I started that during my reading malaise and put it down because I didn’t want it to be ruined by my lack of reading enthusiasm.  I thought it was a great companion to The Glass Castle and will be reviewing this novel soon.

For those of you not watching the Super Bowl (I’m assuming anyone reading this isn’t – who watching the big event would also read book blogs during the show?), I hope you enjoy your evening snuggled up with a good book.  I’ll be reading Twilight of Avalon by Anna Elliot.

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13 Comments

  • At 2010.02.07 21:09, Kathy R (Bermudaonion) said:

    I’m so glad you’re going to get to meet the author of a book you loved! It’s so much fun! That storm that gave you all that snow dumped 4 1/2 inches of rain on us. Stay warm!

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    • At 2010.02.07 21:29, debnance at readerbuzz said:

      Snowed in? It could be quite delightful. Nowhere to go. Nothing to do. Lovely reading time.

      Enjoy!

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      • At 2010.02.07 23:08, Lisa said:

        Ha–you underestimate my ability to multitask! I was watching the Super Bowl and reading blogs at the same time!

        How exciting that you get to see an author and one whose book you loved. We rarely get authors here, either.

        • At 2010.02.07 23:29, softdrink said:

          I was reading blogs and watching the Superbowl, too. I also cooked dinner. The rest of the day I didn’t do squat, but I was remarkably productive during the game.

          • At 2010.02.08 00:01, Belle said:

            It’s so odd seeing other places snowed under, and we have hardly any snow (normally we’d be under a foot or so around now). It sounds like it will be such fun for you this coming Friday!

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            • At 2010.02.08 00:24, stacy said:

              Have fun at your author event. Meeting authors is one of my favorite (nerdy) activities :)

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              • At 2010.02.08 06:22, Sandy said:

                How exciting about the book signing! Maybe I can win it for my Adult Literacy event! We never get anybody decent here in Orlando, which I cannot understand. Don’t the authors want to come down here where it is warm?

                • At 2010.02.08 09:43, Stephanie said:

                  I would have preferred to have read during the Superbowl! I even took my book along to the party I went to, but unfortunately the opportunity never arose for me to actually read it.

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                  • At 2010.02.08 12:25, Fyrefly said:

                    That’s still a lot of snow! I wound up watching half of the Superbowl at some friends’ house, then went home and sacked out with some DVDs instead. How’s Twilight of Avalon going? I’ve been hoping to get to that “soon” for about three months now, but I really do want to read it.

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                    • At 2010.02.08 13:51, Darlene said:

                      Lucky you getting to meet the author. I just got this book last week and hope to start it soon. We don’t get too many authors up this way in Canada. Stay warm in that snow. It’s always odd for me to see someone else getting the snow instead of me. lol.

                      • At 2010.02.08 15:48, Sheila (Bookjourney) said:

                        Kitchen House sounds really good! And wow look at that snow! Makes for great reading weather :)

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                        • At 2010.02.08 22:20, Jennifer said:

                          I did underestimate those of you watching the Super Bowl. I won’t make that mistake again. LOL! I’m proud that I caught even a little bit of attention during the game.

                          I did not get as much reading done as I would have liked over the weekend. The girls are getting more and more independent every day, but they definitely need a lot of attention. Then I was too tired to read much after they went to sleep. We made some great memories, though and that’s the most important thing.

                          I haven’t even finished the first chapter of Twilight of Avalon yet. I’m hoping to read a few chapters tonight.

                          I’ll let you all know how it goes on Saturday. I’m really looking forward to it!

                          • At 2010.02.10 09:04, CLM said:

                            Although I am a football fan and was rooting for the Saints, the game did not hold my interest and I started blogging about my favorite football related titles from childhood. However, A Reliable Wife is on my mental TBR list so I an interested to see that it is forthcoming for you too.

                            Boston is getting snow today so I am hopeful I will get dismissed early.

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