Monday, August 31, 2009
The fateful tale of Selene and Alexander is brought brilliantly to life in Cleopatra's Daughter. Recounted in Selene’s youthful and engaging voice, it introduces a compelling cast of historical characters: Octavia, the emperor Octavian’s kind and compassionate sister, abandoned by Marc Antony for Cleopatra; Livia, Octavian's bitter and jealous wife; Marcellus, Octavian’s handsome, flirtatious nephew and heir apparent; Tiberius, Livia’s sardonic son and Marcellus’s great rival for power; and Juba, Octavian’s watchful aide, whose honored position at court has far-reaching effects on the lives of the young Egyptian royals.
Based on meticulous research, Cleopatra's Daughter is a fascinating portrait of imperial Rome and of the people and events of this glorious and most tumultuous period in human history. Emerging from the shadows of the past, Selene, a young woman of irresistible charm and preternatural intelligence, will capture your heart.
One winner will receive a signed hardcover copy of Cleopatra's Daughter and a signed paperback of The Heretic Queen, courtesy of Michelle Moran!
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Sunday, August 30, 2009
Jenny of TakeMeAway is hosting her very first challenge.
Here's the challenge:
This challenge has two parts; you can decide at any time until the end if you would like to complete only the first part or both. However, prizes will only be awarded to those who complete both parts.
Tasks: (Part 1)
Read and review Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Read and review Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
Read and review Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin (publish date December 2009)
Read and review one other book from the list of "retellings and sequels" or "literature with allusions and influences" from the list here . If you know of a book that will work that is not on the list, you may use it, but please have it approved as part of the challenge first.
Tasks: (Part 2)
Watch and review Disney's animated version of Alice in Wonderland
Watch and review one live action (already released) movie version of Alice in Wonderland.
Watch and review Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland (due for release in 2010)
Watch and review one other movie listed under "Film" here
The Bluest Eye (1970, ISBN 0-452-28706-5)
Sula (1974, ISBN 1-4000-3343-8)
Song of Solomon (1977, ISBN 1-4000-3342-x)
Tar Baby (1981, ISBN 1-4000-3344-6)
Beloved (1987, ISBN 1-4000-3341-1)
Jazz (1992, ISBN 1-4000-7621-8)
Paradise (1999, ISBN 0-679-43374-0)
Love (2003, ISBN 0-375-40944-0)
A Mercy (2008, ISBN 978-0-307-2463-7)
Go to The Little Reading Nook for all of the details.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
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A murder mystery in a small town. It focuses on two knitting clubs where a member of one club is murdered. A member of the rival club is considered a suspect in this murder. Great Read!!
Friday, August 28, 2009
He Followed Me Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Can I Keep Him?: Giveaway: Bending Toward the Sun
A decade-long collaboration between mother and daughter, Bending Toward the Sun reveals how deeply the Holocaust remains in the hearts and minds of survivors, influencing even the lives of their descendants. It also sheds light on the generational reach of any trauma, beyond the initial victim. Drawing on interviews with the other survivors and with the Polish family who hid five-year-old Rita, Leslie and Rita bring together the stories of three generations of women -- mother, daughter, and granddaughter -- to understand the legacy that unites, inspires, and haunts them all.
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Thursday, August 27, 2009
Here's a wonderful opportunity to read one of Michelle Moran's incredible books. You can select between autographed copies of Heretic Queen or Cleopatra's Daughter. Check out Just Another Musing Blog.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Check out this story about Eleanor Aquataine and a poor knight.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Hist-Fic Chick: Egyptian Dreams Giveaway Part 2: Autographed Copy of Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran
The Giveaway Goodies: One autographed hardcover copy of Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran.
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Debut novelist Michelle Zink takes readers on an unforgettable journey where one sister's fateful decision could have an impact of Biblical proportion.
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* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
* Post a link along with your post back to this blog.
* Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.
I picked up The Master and Margarita and found these couple of sentences.
He removed his glasses in a practiced, graceful manner, and after lifting the hem of smock, he put the glasses in the back pocket of his trousers. He then asked Ivan, "How old are you?"
"All of you can go to devil!" Ivan bellowed rudely and turned away.
Friday, August 21, 2009
* Prophecy playlist CD
* Starbucks giftcard
* Prophecy bookmark
* Prophecy magnet
* signed Prophecy poster
* nail polish
* choice of DVD between Tomb Raider or Wanted
Check out the details on Book Blather.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
If you need new down pillows, down blankets or throws, feather beds, check out this giveaway. There is nothing that can substitute for a good nights sleep which is almost guaranteed by using DOWNLITE down-filled products.
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Sunday, August 16, 2009
Starting on September 1 and continuing through September 30th you can win something. Make sure you go to the "3 Boys & a Dog" Blog for more information.
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