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The Sunday Salon: No Thanksgiving Edition

Hello everyone! I’m still hanging around, determinedly not writing blog posts it seems, and occupying myself with other pursuits. I’ve been reading very little after an incredibly busy week, culminating in one very late night, my trip to London, and another very late night on the way home. The presentation went well, for anyone who was wondering. I had plenty of delightful company, especially on the trip for our conference, as I get along with a few people from my workplace very well, so I didn’t read a single word over the space of two days. I know. How often does that happen?

This meant that I completely missed Thanksgiving, but I hope all of you who are in the US had an amazing time with family and friends. I did get to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to a number of other Americans at the conference, which I think gave us all a nice feeling of patriotism even in the middle of London.

This weekend, we’ve had houseguests, so while I’ve read a little, I’ve also failed at getting myself behind the computer working on writing (until now, of course). What I’ve read has been exceptional though; I finished up The Bungalow by Sarah Jio and Tam Lin by Pamela Dean. Both very different books, but recommendable in their own ways.

When I do have a chance to write, I’m working hard on a 2011 historical gift guide; I want to share with you my favorite history and historical fiction of the year so far in time for you to buy. Look for that to be published this week, probably towards the end, or early next week.

Also, who can believe it’s almost December? My work Christmas party is this Friday, which seems impossible, but it is indeed time to get out the Christmas music and decorate the tree. I’m not huge on the holiday season – you won’t catch me reading Christmas books or anything – but I am enjoying this year more than last, and I’m looking forward to celebrating my third Christmas with my husband.

Wishing you all a fantastic week! I hope you’re reading something exceptional.


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