Lady Jane’s Salon

On Monday, I plan to head over to Lady Jane’s Salon to listen to the latest installment of romance readers. They are:

Sarah MacLean, author of Nine Rules to Break when Romancing a Rake (see my review here)

Miranda Neville (The Wild Marquis)

Kate Noble (The Summer of You)

N. K. Jemisin (The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms)

I’ve enjoyed my past trips to Lady Jane’s, and I can’t wait to see what this batch of authors is offering up for April.

Lady Jane’s is held every first Monday of the the month at 7 PM at Madame X (94 W. Houston St. in New York City).  Admission is $5.00 or one gently used romance novel.

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Published in: on April 2, 2010 at 4:00 pm  Leave a Comment  

Beau Brummell

Today we celebrate the life and death of he man who created men’s fashion as we know it.  Beau Brummell died on this date in 1840.  At the time he was living in exile in France after having fled England to escape his debts.  However, earlier in his life what he wore was considered the height of Regency fashion.

Published in: on March 30, 2010 at 5:00 pm  Leave a Comment  

Clean Slate

I’m embarrassed.

There, I said it.

I really got into writing on this blog last summer and then, sure enough, as soon as things got hectic at work I let it all slide.

Shame on me.

Well here’s One Lady’s Trash’s relaunch.  I’ve wiped the blog clean.  I’m starting from scratch.  Carte blanche.  It’s kind of an exciting thing actually.  I have a whole year of reading ahead of me since it’s only March.  That’s a good thing too since it’s been a rather dismal year for romances on my reading list so far.

Why don’t we take a look?

January 2 – “The Secret History of the Pink Carnation” by Lauren Willig

January 18 – “The Masque of the Black Tulip” by Lauren Willig

January 22 – “Wolf Hall” by Hilary Mantel

January 26 – “The Deception of the Emerald Ring” by Lauren Willig

February 15 – “Notorious Royal Marriages: A Juicy Journey through Nine Centuries of Dynasty, Destiny and Desire” by Leslie Carroll

February 16The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin

February 21 This is Where I Leave You” by Jonathan Tropper

February 24Shutter Island” by Dennis Lehane

February 28 In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto” by Michael Pollan

March 8 – “Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime” by John Heilemann & Mark Halperin

Some books I loved (“Wolf Hall” and “This is Where I Leave You”) and one book in particular I hated (“The Happiness Project”).  Obviously it was a good couple of months of Lauren Willig as I rushed to read her books before she appeared at Lady Jane’s Salon at Madame X in New York City, but notice that no other romance authors managed to sneak in.  Clearly, this has to be remedied.  Quickly.

Now I’m struggling to put together a list of what I want to read because the possibilities are so endless.  Part of me is yearning to revisit “Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon for the first time since I read it sneakily under my desk as a junior in high school math class.  The other angel on my shoulder says that I should probably give a new author a try.  I just got my hands on an advanced copy of Sarah MacLean’s “Nine Rules to Break when Romancing a Rake,” and Katheryn Smith’s “When Seducing a Duke” (saw her at Lady Jane’s Salon too) has been kicking around on my shelf for awhile now.

Decisions, decisions.