Every 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.