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The Sunday Salon

Since I just finished Don’t Tempt Me by Loretta Chase, which was quite disappointing, I thought this was the ideal time for a Sunday Salon post.  I haven’t had much time on the weekends; we’ve been busy readying up our old flat for sale or rent (we still haven’t decided yet) and since it’s a six hour round trip, sitting in the car has taken up a lot of my weekends by itself!

All the traveling has given us a good chance to see a few of the sights along the way, though.  Last weekend, we finally went to visit Bosworth Field, which is where the Battle of Bosworth happened and the Wars of the Roses ended.  I have always wanted to go there and I was particularly excited now that they’ve officially found the battlefield.  Unfortunately, the battlefield is actually on a private farm and ordinary visitors aren’t allowed.  Instead, there’s a visitor’s centre which talks about the time period, the battle, and its aftermath, with some archaeological artifacts at the end.  To make the disappointment worse, half of the artifacts, including ALL of the cannonballs and gunshot, were gone for research.  I’m all in support of research, but did they really have to take all of it?  There wasn’t even anything to take a picture of.

We also recently went to Hardwick Hall, which was a vastly more interesting place.  It’s one of the estates built by Bess of Hardwick and it was truly an amazing place; we had less than an hour there and we definitely plan to go back, especially since I didn’t have my camera.  I’ve now acquired Bess of Hardwick from the library; once I’ve read that, we’ll also go to Chatsworth.  Having historical background in mind always makes visiting historic places even better, don’t you think?

I plan to spend the rest of the day catching up on reviews; I’m working overtime two days this week so I doubt I will have much energy for blogging the other three!  In two weeks, though, we’ll be off visiting my parents in the United States, so I’m looking forward to the break.  After that, I’ll probably begin reading The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight, and I also need to read Skeletons at the Feast this week for next weekend’s book club.  That might just be it, though!

What are you planning to read this week?

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