Saturday, February 21, 2009

Sunday Salon, February 22, 2009

The Sunday

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.

Interview with Sandra Worth

Since many of you may have missed my feed, I have a 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.

The Duke of Stockbridge: A Romance of Shay's Rebellion

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!

History 598

is again calling me to The Revolution of 1800, another long book. All essays about the election of 1800/01. I know some of you like to know my course book requirements, this is edited by Horn, Lewis, and Onuf. all of you who are suffering with colds and flu and other ills that have you in bed this is a pic for you! Feel better.



Literary Feline said...

I am glad you got the feed working right, Wisteria. I do subscribe to your feed, by the way, and it came through just fine. :-) It sounds like you have been doing some heavy reading lately, but definitely interesting. I have been down all week and unfortunately haven't felt much like reading, even the fluffiest of fluff books. I hope that changes soon. I'm ready to feel healthy again!

wisteria said...

Literary Feline....I saw that you were sick last week. I sympathize...totally. I just started the end of this week with something and not feeling too great this weekend. However, in a media center with K-5 kids...I call it ground zero. Hope you are up and about soon. I know you miss the reads.

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serendipity_viv said...

We can see you. Have a great Sunday.

Anonymous said...

Wisteria, I just saw that you commented on my blog yesterday and I wondered where you were! Then this post came up and now I know what happened. I am glad it's working now!

Your history course sounds like fun. :)

wisteria said...

Thanks Meghan..I hope this doesn't happen again. I am just staying away from Feedburner. What a nightmare.

Eva said...

What a great picture at the end of the post! I'd freak out if my feedreader stopped working-I'm glad you got it fixed. :)

The Bookworm said...

great picture at the end of your post, I can relate, i've been fighting a head cold all week.
happy reading :)

Yvonne said...

Love that picture! I think I might be coming down with something, but hopefully not!

Take care!