Shannon Stacey

Monday that wasn’t

After a four-day vacation, my brain’s having an extremely hard time catching on to the fact today’s Tuesday. But it was a nice long weekend and I didn’t do anything but ride my ATV, read, sit around the campfire and eat.

Thursday night we sat outside and watched the Perseids meteor shower. It was a little on the early side, about 10pm, but there were enough to make it cool. The Short Kid sat out long enough to see one, then he retreated to the camper and television. But my husband and the Tall Kid and I watched for quite a while while TK entertained us with stories of ancient technologies lost to us, such as Greek fire and Damascus steel.

While on vacation, I read The Chief by Monica McCarty and Hot Finish by Erin McCarthy, both of which I enjoyed a lot.

I haven’t read a Medieval romance in years, which is a little odd because there was a time that was almost all I read. That was the problem, I guess. For a while the market was glutted with them and they weren’t all good and I burned out. But, as I’d heard, The Chief was definitely reminiscent of the old Garwoods I’d loved and I can’t wait for the next book in the series. I need to find some recommendations for similar reads, as well, because Medievals were one of my first romance loves and I want to return to them.

Maybe tomorrow I’ll get a few pictures up, but for today I’m playing a massive game of catch-up. And I don’t even want to talk about the laundry!

3 comments to “Monday that wasn’t”

  1. Jaci Burton
      · August 17th, 2010 at 5:36 pm · Link

    Teresa Medeiros has a new book coming out this month that I’m dying to get my hands on. Looks like an awesome read and I don’t read nearly enough historicals.

  2. Lisa J
      · August 17th, 2010 at 7:02 pm · Link

    Jan Scarborough has an e-book, My Lord Raven, which was very good. Switched bride, murder, and mayhem, with knights and ravens. What’s not to love.

  3. Bev Stephans
      · August 17th, 2010 at 10:11 pm · Link

    Robyn Carr’s early books were medievals. I’ve read “By right of Arms” and “The Blue Falcon”. Both were good. Very good historical research. These books are out of print, but can be found via used book stores.

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