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Tandoori chicken with yogurt, Marsala tea, and a coconut cardamom rice pudding put me in a nice relaxing mood last night. I went to bed early and woke up too early this morning, so I decided to work on The Sunday Salon.
I'm gearing up for book reviews this winter, what with snow to keep me indoors and the temperatures plummeting here in the Midwest. I spent more time on my blog last week than usual. A nice surprise of books came last week, for added inspiration - four new books from HarperCollins, which will keep the TBR list high:
Sometimes I Feel Like a Nut: Essays and Observations by Jill Kargman
Call Me Irresistible: A Novel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Conor Grennan
The Girl in the Green Raincoat: A Tess Monaghan Novel by Laura Lippman.
Right now, I'm reading Michael Palmer's new thriller, A Heartbeat Away.
1. I'm hosting a giveaway of Delirious, a debut thriller by Daniel Palmer, who happens to be Michael Palmer's son! Following in Dad's footsteps! Daniel is also a singer-song writer and his giveaway includes a free download of his music album! Through Feb. 10.
2. I also posted Tatjana Soli's The Lotus Eaters author interview/book giveaway. The novel just been put on the New York Times bestseller list, and Tatjana has a lot of fascinating tidbits on writing that novel, plus a bit of information on a new book for 2012. My review of the The Lotus Eaters is part of the TLC Book Tour which runs through Jan. 27. Hope you'll stop by and enter the giveaway, through Feb. 15.
I didn't join in Bloggiesta, but took a look at their weekend schedule. The suggestion to download your blog was a good one! I did it and feel better about having a backup of three years' worth of blogging. Thanks for the tip, folks!
What did you do/read last week ?