Sunday, February 1, 2009

TSS: Super Bowl Sunday & 15 Weeks of Bees

Happy Super Bowl Sunday to my fellow football fans. While I would have loved to see my Eagles make it to this game, I'm a bit dubious that the state of Pennsylvania would survive a Pittsburgh/Philadelphia Super Bowl match up. I'll be holding my Philly pride in check for a bit as I cheer for the Pittsburgh Steelers later on today.

Today marks the official kick off (sorry -- still in Super Bowl mode) of Laurie R. King's 15 Weeks of Bees, which celebrates the fifteenth anniversary of the publication of The Beekeeper's Apprentice (the first novel in her popular Mary Russell series and one of my all-time favorite books), the 150th birthday of Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and the release of the ninth Mary Russell book, The Language of Bees (April 28, 2009). I'm delighted to announce that I'll be hosting Laurie as a guest poster. Check back tomorrow for a great article about the genesis of Mary Russell. And don't forget to check out Laurie's site for lots of fun events in the coming weeks. (Mary Russell's Twitter feed is not to be missed.)

(Also, for those who may be wondering: While Ms. King and I share both an awesome middle initial and last name, no relation.)

10 comments:

  1. Cool! I am also hosting her during one of the 15 weeks and this will be my first time reading The Beekeeper's Apprentice. Can't wait!

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  2. Lenore, you're in for a treat! I love the series. The Beekeeper's Apprentice is one of those rare books that feels like an old friend.

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  3. I have Beekeeper's Apprentice on my 2009 reading list. Can't wait to get started. I'm off to check out the links.

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  4. I have gotten Beekeeper's Apprentice once at the library, but didn't get to reading it. I must put it back on my list!

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  5. Glad to see you have a new post up. I thought about you the other day and wondered if you were okay.

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  6. Beth F, I hope you enjoy it!

    Tricia, definitely pick it up again. I think you'll like it. We seem to have pretty similar tastes according to GoodReads. (Which reminds me, I really need to update my library there. I input everything into LibraryThing first, and often forget to add books to my GoodReads or Shelfari accounts.)

    Kathy, thanks! I did sort of disappear for a bit there. I'm doing well now; finally rid of an illness that knocked me flat for much too long. I hate cold and flu season. I get sick so easily.

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  7. Wasn't that an interesting game!!

    I haven't seen the Beekeeper's Apprentice yet - I'll have to find it and take a peek at it.

    You've just been invited to participate in the What I Love meme! ~ Wendi

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  8. I have to thank you for the Baker Street reading challenge. I posted a review of The Beekeeper's Apprentice over the weekend (first time I "officially" reviewed it, though I think I've read it four times!). I am really enjoying revisiting the series, so thanks for the motivation!

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  9. I love stories that have bees or beekeeping in them. I will definitely read these two books. Thank you.

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