Isn’t it fantastic when an author sends you little goodies to promote their products? I’ll be reviewing Christine Blevins’s newest book, The Turning of Anne Merrick, in a couple of weeks for the blog tour put together by Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours, and Christine sent along a lovely little collection of items designed to get readers in the mood for the seventeenth century while enjoying her historical novels.
That’s two little bags of tea, one from before the Revolution, and one from during, small scented lavender soap, two bayberry candles, and a letter. This was such a fun package to open and I was particularly impressed that it came across the pond to me. Last time I reviewed The Tory Widow, Christine also sent along a couple of surprises, but I hadn’t expected it this time. I’m looking forward to the book even more now!
Secondly, I’ve developed a surprisingly intense desire to read more science fiction, but my own shelves seem a bit empty when it comes to this – I’ve got one book left by John Scalzi after reading all of his, and another book left in the Miles Vorkosigan series by Lois McMaster Bujold. I also have Leviathan Wakes sitting on my shelf. I’m only not participating in Carl’s Science Fiction Experience because I always fail when challenges are made official, but I’d love to know what you’d recommend to me to add to the shelves, as I know I’ve read nowhere near enough.
Have a wonderful Sunday and a fantastic week, everyone!