Sunday, February 20, 2011
Welcome to the Sunday Salon! What is the Sunday Salon? Imagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them, and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....
That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book.
Each Sunday I sit down with a cup of joe in my virtual corner of the reading room and chat books. Lately I've had books wrapped around a theme, like Epistolary Novels or Scholarly Women Heroines. But I've also just chatted about books (and ebooks) that just caught my eye as I wandered my favorite bookstores, taken a trip through the WWW, or opened up a surprise in the mail. This week I celebrate my 2nd Blogiversary, and I hope you'll join me!
Today I wanted to celebrate The Sunday Salon. Have you enjoyed the sneak peeks at the books I highlighted on Sundays? Well, here's your chance to win one! One lucky reader is going to have their choice of any one of the books I've highlighted on the past Blogiversary years' Sunday Salons. What's the past Blogiversary Year Sunday Salons? Any Chick with Books Sunday Salon post between the February 28th, 2010 Sunday Salon, the Sunday Salon after last years Blogiversary celebration, and the February 13th, 2011 Sunday Salon, the last Sunday Salon before my 2nd Blogiversary. How do you take a peek at those older Sunday Salons? I've moved the searchable "Blog Archive" to the left sidebar. All you need to do is click on the month or year to bring up the list of posts, then click on a particular Sunday Salon post and see what books were hot that week! What do you have to do to enter? Just fill out the form below (only I will be able to see your answers!). AND since we're celebrating great books, as part of the giveaway, how about sharing a great book with me?! Here's the particulars of entering...
How to Enter The Sunday Salon Blogiversary Celebration Giveaway...
* Find a book from any of my Sunday Salons from Feb. 28, 2010 through Feb. 13, 2011
* Fill out the form below, which includes a favorite book of yours! (Remember, your information is private, like your mailing address, - only I will be able to see what you write!)
* Anyone can join in on the fun! As long as I can mail a book to you using the US Postal Service or in the case of International Entrants, anywhere The Book Depository can mail a book, you can enter the giveaway!
*This Giveaway will end 11:59 pm EST Feb. 27, 2011. I'll randomly pick a winner the next day. And I'll come back to this post and update it with the name of the lucky winner!