I suppose my promise the other day to blog yesterday about being an idiot came true, since I totally spaced blogging yesterday. But what I really wanted to talk about was that I am in The Complete Idiot’s Guide to The Ultimate Reader List. Have you seen this book yet? It is totally cool and a great way to find new authors.
Written by some wonderful librarians, they’ve compiled their best recommendations into one fun volume. You’ll go through the book, if you are like me, saying to yourself: “Oh, yeah, LOVE that book. And that one. OOOOh and that one!” You’ll find books you’ve been meaning to reread and keep forgetting and series that have fallen off your radar. Like Elizabeth Peters. How could I have forgotten how much I love her Amelia Peabody books? And there she is on page 56 reminding me to get myself to the bookstore and get caught up.
Now where did I get my copy? Here is the very cool part–at a tea in Dallas. Now I know I promised, no more Conference posts, but technically this is NOT a conference post, since I went directly from the airport to the tea at the Adolphus Hotel before I ever set foot in the conference hotel.
But all my favorite people were there, including Jane Porter, Lara Adrian, Sophia Nash, Kathrine Caskie, and the wonderful and witty and always funny, Eileen Dreyer/Kathleen Korbel. Plus, let me completely recommend the tea at the Adolphus Hotel. Wow! Eileen and I were comparing teas, as we are both tea freaks and decided it was one of our Top Five Teas.
High praise between the two of us. And if someone can tell me how to get a hold of the teas that they serve, I would be indebted. I still think I should have arm wrestled Porter for more of the truffles. Just between you and me, she was ultimately eating more than her fair share.
If you are wondering, (and even if you aren’t, I’m telling/bragging about it anyway) the book of mine that made the Ultimate Reading List is Stealing the Bride, which is actually one of my favorites. You’ll find it on Page 85, just in case you are in a hurry, or if you are my mom or one of my aunts and want to point this out to complete strangers in the bookstore.
So my question is: What historical romances would make your Ultimate Reading list?