Monday, July 6, 2009

HT's 2nd Blogiversary



We are very happy to announce the celebration of Historical Tapestry's 2nd Anniversary! During these past twelve months we've posted reviews, shared guest posts and interviews with historical fiction authors and blogger - the Why I Love posts - started a news feature - HT News - and recently had another HT Season, this time for Jean Plaidy - and generally had a wonderful time chatting about books with you all.

For the future we are planning a few more features, we would like to mention more historical fiction set in far away places, to start an upcoming releases monthly post and some other projects that are still being juggled about in our heads.

To celebrate our 2nd Blogiversary we would like to share with you some of the reading copies we received along this year and that ended up being among our favourite reads. There's nothing like sharing good reads is there? Please note that the books may have already been read by us once and that some may be signed by the author. Leave a comment on this post if you want to win one of the following books:







Alexander Baricco - Silk


Eva Etzioni-Halevy - The Triumph of Deborah


Kate Grenville - The Lieutenant






Susanna Kearsley - Sophia's Secret


Please specify which books you are entering the draw for (you can enter for as many as you like though!)

During these next few days we will have 3 Why I Love posts from special guest authors, and a poll about what you like the most on the blog. There will also be an opportunity to suggest new features you would like to see here. We hope you like what we have prepared and good luck for the giveaway! It will end on July 11th so you have a week to enter and we will announce the winners on July 12th.

38 comments:

  1. Your review of The Triumph of Deborah had me hooked. I'd love to win it. then read it. Thanks for sharing~
    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

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  2. I'd be happy to receive any of those books but would especially like The Triump of Deborah.

    I also just wanted to say that I really loved reading all your Jean Plaidy reviews from various bloggers. I found a few of hers that I hadn't heard of and am looking forward to reading!

    alaineb at bigpond dot net dot au

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  3. All four sound wonderful. If I had to choose it would either be Silk or Sophia's Secret. Thanks for the chance. :)

    lgladnick(at)cox(dot)net

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  4. First, congratulations on your 2nd Blogiversary! I hope to see you all around and read your wonderful reviews for a couple of more years! ;)

    Second, I would love to read Silk and The Triumph of Deborah since your reviews seemed very interesting.

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  5. Happy birthday girls, I hope to continue reading your blog for many years to come!

    I'd like to enter the drawing for Sophia's Secret and The Lieutenant. Thanks! :-)

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  6. Happy Blogiversary! I'd love to have my name put in the hat for "The Triumph of Deborah". Thanks!

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  7. Happy Blogiversary :D

    I would be happy to win any of those books. Too hard to choose

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  8. Congratulations! Please sign me up for The Triumph of Deborah.

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  9. Happy blogiversary and many more! Looking forward to the new features. I always look forward to seeing what you all are posting on this blog. Please enter me for The Lieutenant, thanks!

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  10. I've not read any of these, count me in! Happy Blogiversary!

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  11. Happy Blogiversary! :D And many more!

    Can I have a piece of the cake? Please. :D

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  12. Congratulations on the blogiversary! Wishing you many more.

    And, I'd love to win any of these books. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  13. I have already read the The Triumph of Deborah (it was very good!) but I would love to win any of the other three!

    marielay@gmail.com

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  14. Congratulations on the blogiversary. And Please enter my name in the drawing for Sophia's Secret and/or The Triumph of Deborah. Thanks

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  15. I'd love to be in the drawing for The Lieutenant. I loved The Secret River!

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  16. time flies huh?
    whoa I can't believe it is 2 years....what a great job you all do.

    I dont need to be entered just wanted to say Happy Birthday...

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  17. I would love to win Deborah - everything I've read tells me I'd love that book.
    Happy Blogiversary!


    teabird 17 **at** yahoo dot com

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  18. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Here's to many more year to come :]

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  19. Happy birthday folks. What a triumph. Can I put my hand up for the Kate Grenville?

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  20. Happy birthday to your blog! I love reading here. I'd like to win Sophia's Secret or The Lieutenant. Thanks.

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  21. Congrats! Just posted about your 2nd blogiversary on Win A Book. Sounds like a great contest!

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  22. Congrats on 2 years!

    Thanks for the great giveaway, and please enter me for all except The Triumph of Deborah, as I already have a copy of that one.

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  23. This post makes me want cake. Congratulations on your blogiversary.
    Please enter me for The Triumph of Deborah and The Lieutenant.
    Thanks
    rebecca.bradeen(at)verizon(dot)net

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  24. Congrats on the blogiversary!!

    Please enter me for everything, except The Triumph of Deborah. I've already read it and loved it!

    jgbeads at gmail dot com

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  25. Congratulations! I would like to be entered to win Silk, The Lieutenant, and Sophie's Secret please.

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  26. Congatulations on the blogiversary!!!

    I would love to be entered for Alexander Baricco - Silk , Eva Etzioni-Halevy - The Triumph of Deborah and Susanna Kearsley - Sophia's Secret.

    Thank you for hosting the giveaway!

    Sue
    okibi_insanity[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  27. Hiya, Wow....a book giveaway YA!!!! Thanks you so much for posting this giveaway I would love any and ALL your books how wonderful it that!!! I am not a picky reader so I put in for all of them. I love to read like everyone else & I will let everyone of my friends on Goodreads know!!!!! Thanks so much keep up the Fab work. Winks ;o) Shawna Lewis weloveourdogs@juno.com

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  28. Ooh, I would love to win any of the four books. Based on covers alone, some of them look fabulous! Thanks!

    librariansbook(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. Congrats! I would love a chance to read The Lieutenant.

    pjhess55@hotmail.com

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  30. Congrats on the 2nd blogosversary.
    I would love to be entered for The Lieutenant and Silk. All the books sound great though.

    sharon54220@gmail.com

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  31. Congrats! Please count me in for Silk.
    book.addict29@gmail.com

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  32. I'd love to be entered for The Lieutenant. The Secret River by Grenville is one of my favorite books of all time :-)
    aarti.nagaraju at gmail.com

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  33. I'd be happy to read ANY of these!

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

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  34. Congrats

    I would be interested in either Silk or The Triumph of Deborah.

    Thanks

    beachlover20855[AT]yahoo[DOT]com

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  35. I'd like to read The Triumph of Deborah. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Rachelhwallen@gmail.com

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  36. They all look really good. If I may be so bold... anyone of these reads would be a wonderful addition! :)

    Thank you and Happy Blogoversary!

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  37. Happy Blogoversary - may you have many many more!!!

    I would be so grateful if you would enter me for all these books.

    Thanks so much.

    libneas[at]aol[dot]com

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  38. Marilyn from USAJuly 13, 2009 at 2:32 AM

    By a HAPPY coincidence, I discovered this website. I am just finishing the 4-book series, THE CAZALET CHRONICLES, by Elizabeth Jane Howard. Having identified the kinds of books that I most love, I was looking for my next read. I decided to google "family sagas +historical fiction". Up came "WHY I LOVE SAGAS" on this website. What a joyful discovery. I intend to check back often. And, if I should win SOPHIA'S SECRET or THE TRIUMPH OF DEBORAH, I would be most grateful. Still, having found this website, I already feel like a WINNER!

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