Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A Book For Shannon

OK Y'all...Shannon is at my house and desperately needs a new book...preferably a series. She's into historical romance (accent on the romance!)

I know you guys have made suggestions...but if you wouldn't mind doing it again, I'd appreciate it.

She has already ready the Into the Wilderness series as well as Twilight, The Bronze Horseman...and of course, Outlander. And she just finished The Winter Sea.

Thanks all - I appreciate it!

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Tatiana's Table - Banana Bread

Last week I made the Banana Bread recipe from Tatiana's Table.  One word:  Yum.

I don't want to give away any secrets...but I will say this:  Very moist and not at all rubbery like banana bread can get.  I added chocolate chips, too...and next time I'm going to add some chopped nuts as well.

Thank you Paullina Simons and Harper Collins!

I am WAY TOO LATE in letting you all in on a not-so-secret secret.

Two weeks ago I came home from a weekend trip (gotta love Cape May) to find a box waiting for me on my doorstep.  What was in it, you ask?  I'll tell you.  The Bronze Horseman collection - all signed with amazing words I will treasure  - including TATIANA'S TABLE!!!  Miss Paullina promised...and Harper Collins delivered. 

In addition, the box contained Paullina's book "A Song in the Daylight" and I am ridiculously giddy to read it.  What I'm really a bit freaked out about is the subject matter.  A woman who shares my last name (Stark) and lives in Summit, NJ (the town where I was born...along with Meryl Streep thankyouverymuch!) is happily married with kids and has "the perfect life".  Apparently she has a "chance encounter" that turns her life inside out.

TERRIFIED, party of one?!  Has anyone read this book?? Please do NOT tell me any details as I am No-Spoiler Girl; annoyingly so.  But I'd like to know if you found yourself sucking your thumb and rocking in a corner whilst reading it?!  I just want to prepare myself!

Right now I am reading The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley...and it is taking me a while to get through it.  I'm at about 30% on the Kindle...and although it'swell-written and historical fiction (my fav)...I dunno.  I'm having a hard time forcing my heart to get on board. Shannon assures me it gets good and ends up very twisty/turny...so I am hanging on.

After The Winter Sea...I will start A Song in the Daylight.  (I will not be blogging, however; you'll just have to read it yourselves to get all the deets!) 

My heartfelt thanks goes out to Paullina Simons and Harper Collins for taking the time to do something so incredibly decent for a complete nobody.  It brought a lot of joy into this little blogger's world.  I'm truly not worthy. :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

My Purgatory Dot Com

Just wanted to fill y'all in on what's happening with the new website.  I've created so many blogs, I wanted to combine them all in one place.  I also wanted somewhere to talk about non-Bronze Horseman things...like True Blood...Game of Thrones...celeb gossip and the like.  Tracey and I will be making some videos that we hope will have you laughing your ass off or (hopefully not) running screaming from your computer!

Thus - mypurgatory.com is now live.  

The blogs will all remain at their own addresses - ie - mybronzehorsemanpurgatory.com - but they will also now be housed in one place over at mypurgatory.

I want to throw a massive THANK YOU out to an awesome guy named Stephen who selflessly gave me the domain "mypurgatory.com".  I also want to point out that he has the COOLEST Etsy store called Steampunk Movement Studio and I would love it if you'd check it out!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Bronze Horseman Chat TONIGHT

We'll be discussing The Bronze Horseman from 8:45 - 9:15 Eastern over at My Outlander Purgatory's chat room!  Hope you can make it!

Monday, August 1, 2011

The Bronze Horseman CHAT!

Hey!  The first 15 minutes of tonight's Outlander chat is going to be dedicated to The Bronze Horseman!  Come chat Tania and Shura! 9PM Eastern...aka NOW! :)