Thank you Iliana for visiting my blog today and letting me know something was wrong with my feed. Apparently, when I went to Feedburner about a month ago I missed a step and I was stuck on a post in January. It looked like I hadn't been around if you subscribe to my feed. In any case I am glad to say after a bit, more like an hour of troubleshooting, I think I am in business. Please let me know if you subscribe to my feed if you receive this Sunday Salon post. Thanks so much and special thanks to Iliana at Bookgirl's Nightstand.
terrific interview with a historical fiction author a few days back. You might want to check it out and see her books, review and website information.
Reading this week
...was much about History 598 and Common Good/Pursuit of Happiness..alias my American History grad course.
by Edward Bellemy... was a serialized romantic fictional account of the grass-roots uprisings in 1786 by laborers and farmers against the Federalists in power. I risk sounding cliche when I say "history repeats itself", but the workers, common laborers were rebelling against taxes, foreclosures, imprisonment due to debt-basically, a major recession!! For anyone interested in American History and likes historical literary fiction, this is an interesting read. Some regional dialect of the time period is challenging to sort through in the beginning, but adds ambiance and an element of social separation by the author. It was published after Edward Bellamy's death in 1900 by his brother. He wrote it some 100 years after the event and people are still reading this novel 100+ years after he wrote it. It is striking to draw such close parallels with the recession of 1786 and our current economic climate. As for the romance....that we know will never change.
Couple of chapters left to go....
Recovery of Ecstasy,Notebooks from Siberia, by Sandy Krolick
Unpolished Gem by Alice Pung
Reviews to follow!