Thursday, September 20, 2012

An Austenesque Chat & Ziplining Around the Web

I don't know how this happens, but it does...almost every time. My darling son comes down with a slight cold and, fortunately, rids himself of it in three days or less. Invariably, I catch it, but for me it mutates into a monster malady that lasts well over a week! Why??! What is the physiology behind that?!! If science doesn't have an answer, maybe I need to look to science fiction... It's just weird, not to mention so darned irritating!

Anyway, as you've probably guessed, I am still sniffling and coughing from a cold I managed to catch about 8 days ago, which has kept me offline more than I'd like, but at least I've had a chance to read several wonderful novels. (Ahh, there is always a silver lining somewhere, isn't there? I keep trying to tell myself that as I work my way through a half-dozen Kleenex boxes and several packages of throat lozenges. :)

However, I'm excited to be journeying through the web next week, and I wanted to let everyone know where I was going to be so you could join me, if you'd like!

First stop, Sunday, September 23rd on Austenesque Reviews, I'll be taking part in a multi-author "Sociable Sunday Chat," which is part of the 2012 Austenesque Extravaganza. It'll be a live online conversation that will begin at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central Time. Just go to the Austenesque website and click on the "Chat" link on the far-right side of the header. Anyone can ask questions, make comments and share ideas. Meredith, Jakki and Angie have done an amazing job setting up the month-long festivities -- and there will be book giveaways/prizes to look forward to that day, too!

Monday, September 24th, it's my day to talk about "Transitions" on the Girlfriends Book Club. I have A LOT to say about that, so I hope you'll stop by.

Tuesday, September 25th, I'll be blogging at Austen Authors about Matthew Macfadyen...but (surprise!) not in regards to his role as the 2005 Mr. Darcy. (Although, he does look dashing in a cravat, doesn't he?!) I've been finding myself fascinated by a British TV show that some of you may know, "MI-5." It's been great fun watching him in it in the years just prior to his famous Austen film.

And, finally, Friday, September 28th, it's my next post on Magical Musings, and I'll be writing about books that heavily feature "Communities" -- like Robyn Carr's "Virgin River" series and Emily March's "Eternity Springs" series.

Wishing you all a fabulous week ahead and a very happy start to autumn!!


Edie Ramer said...

The blogs sound like fun. The cold doesn't sound like fun. Take Vitamin D! I take 10,000 IUs a day of Vit. D3 for cancer prevention. Since I started taking it a few years ago, I noticed I wasn't getting bad colds. This last year, I have found that Vit. D does keep colds away. Google it and see.

Marilyn Brant said...

Edie, what a great idea, thank you!! I'm already taking Vit D, but it's a much smaller dose than that...I'll definitely up the dosage now ;).

Pamala Knight said...

I'm so sorry that you've been under the weather Marilyn *hugs* Please get better.

Your tour sounds lovely and I'll make sure I stop by all the wonderful sites to see what's on offer.

Jill Thomas said...

I'm sorry you've been under the weather, Soul Sis! {{{HUGS}}} But I'm glad I can spend some virtual time with you next week. No big surprise, I also love Matthew (We're on a first name basis, you see) in MI5!! xoxo

Marilyn Brant said...

Thanks for the get-well wishes! I'm improving, though SO slowly... It's making me feel old ;). Miss you and sending you some germ-free hugs in return!

Thank you for the hugs, Soul Sis!! And I have no doubt Matthew would adore you instantly upon meeting you and insist that you'd call him by his first name :). We'll have to chat about MI-5 sometime!

AngieK said...

Thanks so much for chatting with us!

Marilyn Brant said...

The pleasure was all mine!!
What a fun chat on Sunday. Many thanks to you, Meredith and Jakki for inviting me ;).

Robin Bielman said...

I hope you're feeling better. I'm sending virtual chicken soup, just in case. :)

And I hope you've enjoyed your zipline around the web! I'm going to try and catch you at MM.

Marilyn Brant said...

Robin, thank you!
Aside from that annoying tickle-in-your-throat kind of cough, I'm doing much better...but I'll still happily enjoy your chicken soup!