This is Presidents Day weekend in the U.S. We are not celebrating the vampire-hunting prowess of Abraham Lincoln. (Officially, it turns out we really are still celebrating George Washington’s birthday, in spite of the date gerrymandering.)
We are celebrating the U.S. Federal government’s desire to provide 3-day weekends to as many people as possible, in the hopes of encouraging tourism. I don’t know how well that’s working out.
Some of us have Monday off to celebrate this slightly strange amalgam of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday (February 12, 1809) and George Washington’s birthday (February 22, 1732). Or as my father used to call the latter, “Birthington’s Washday”.
It’s a long slog until the next holiday, Memorial Day at the end of May. At least that’s one we almost all get.
But let’s celebrate this past week first. What happened last week?
Celebrating Saint Valentine Blog Hop (ends tonight!)
B Review: Lady In Deed by Ann Montclair + Giveaway (ends 2/22)
B Review: Iron Guns, Blazing Hearts by Heather Massey
A Review: A Devil’s Touch by Victoria Vane
A+ Review: The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
Stacking the Shelves (34)
This week I will be part of the tour for Holding Out for a Hero, the superhero anthology with stories from Christine Bell and Ella Dane, Tamara Morgan, Nico Rosso and Adrien-Luc Sanders. I’ll be reviewing two of the stories here, and two of the stories at Book Lovers Inc. on Friday. I’m also planning to have an interview with Nico Rosso here on Wednesday.
I also had a chance to review The Dragon Healer, one of the Dragon Knights series by Bianca D’Arc for Library Journal. Since I got book 1.5, it gave me an excuse to give longer reviews here at Reading Reality.
There will be other surprises this week, so stay tuned and see what pops up!