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The Week Ahead: September 15 – 21, 2008

I’m posting my Week Ahead a day earlier than usual this week – it’s going to be a busy week!  There’s a lot happening here and on other book blogs in conjunction with Book Blogger Appreciation Week … check out this partial listing of what’s going on in my little corner of the world:

Monday 9/15 – I’m starting the week out as a tour host for Kathleen McCleary’ novel House & Home, working with TLC Book Tours.  I’ll have a book review and themed giveaway posted today!

Tuesday 9/16 – A bonus guest post by Kathleen McCleary, which will also serve as an early Spotlight on Bookstores this week.  If you’ve read the novel, you may be curious about the origins of “The Hole in the Wall” bookstore …

Also, I’ll be announcing the winner of Joshua Henkin’s Matrimony today (enter by midnight on Monday 9/15 for your chance to win an inscribed copy of the paperback!)

And, if that’s not enough … today is the day that BBAW intereviews with bloggers will be online.  She Is Too Fond of Books will have a VIP guest that I’m thrilled to interview; now it’s your turn to get to know her better …

Wednesday 9/17 – BBAW award presentations begin today!  Click over to My Friend Amy’s blog for the complete schedule (her blog should be on your “Favorites” or in your Google Reader … read early, read often!).  I can’t wait to watch all the award-winners walk the red carpet … will Joan Rivers be there critiquing what everyone’s wearing?

Thursday 9/18 – I have a few reviews to post this week, look for The Madonnas of Leningrad and Guernica.  Interesting connection between these two novels, each has a story line that involves removing art from museums in order to protect the masterpieces during a war.  Read the Comments below to find out which museum and which war in each case.

Friday 9/19 – I’ll have my weekly Friday Finds post, sharing the books that have come into my life over the week.

And, ahoy, matey!  September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! (I’m not kidding!)  Practice your “yo ho ho”s and “arrr”s while reading one of our favorite children’s books, How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long and illustrated by the ever-amusing David Shannon.  You can translate any phrase into pirate-speak at the official site of Talk Like a Pirate Day; try it, it’s fun!

OK, time for me to put my feet up and relax for a bit before the week begins :)   I’m going to just sit back and crack open a book …  What are you most looking forward to this week?!

4 comments to The Week Ahead: September 15 – 21, 2008

  • Debra Dean’s *The Madonnas of Leningrad* features a major storyline about the removal of all the artwork from the Hermitage Museum in Leningrad during WWII.

    Dave Boling’s *Guernica* gives passing mention to removal of art from the Prado Museum in Madrid during the Spanish Civil War.

    Thanks to Lisa at *Minds Alive on the Shelves* for sharing her idea of hidden trivia!

  • I love International Talk Like a Pirate Day. The school my son goes to always celebrates it with something special in the dining halls.

  • bermudaonion – Ahoy, what a fun thin’ t’ look forward t’ each year, gar!

  • Argh! I’ll be buryin’ me trivia with me treasure map!

    I’m excited about seeing the BBAW winners and I think they’ve decided on a fabulous way to make the announcements!

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