Quantcast

My Own, Personal Henry

While Julie was off celebrating her wedding anniversary, she invited me and several other bloggers to write a guest post about our libraries. Around that time, I had been chatting with Michelle from Reader’s Respite about life and blogging and how I’ve been feeling uninspired. We both love historical fiction and we both love crafting. She […]

#230 ~ Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel Hilary Mantel’s latest novel first entered my radar through an issue of BookPage, a monthly magazine made available for free from my local library.  From the momemt I saw the cover (H8 may not be displayed prominently on the cover, but you can’t slip him by me) and read the […]

#222 ~ Her Mother’s Daughter

* This post is brought to you by the nearly 2 feet of snow Mother Nature brought our area over the weekend. Since I couldn’t be out doing last minute Christmas stuff, I spent some time catching up on my reviews. * Her Mother’s Daughter: A Novel of Queen Mary Tudor by Julianne Lee I’m […]

From Henry to Anne ~ Happy Valentine’s Day

Mail Online is reporting today about a new love letter from Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn written five years before they married.  It was held in the Vatican for the last 50 years, but it is now on display at the British Library in London (Medieval Bookworm, if you get a chance, please go and […]

#135 ~ My Lady of Cleves

My Lady of Cleves: A Novel of Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves by Margaret Campbell Barnes Anne of Cleves was the most unlikely of all of Henry VIII’s wives. She did not especially want to be queen, she was not physically beautiful, and she was rather forced upon him in order to produce an […]

#70 ~ The Lady Elizabeth

The Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir I had eagerly anticipated this book from the moment I first heard about it. When I heard that Tracy had a copy, there was virtually no stopping me from purchasing it and reading it immediately. While the writing was equally good here as it was in Innocent Traitor, the […]

The Rape of Anne Boleyn

Having had the better part of five days to think about the film adaptation of The Other Boleyn Girl and the time to read the reviews of other bloggers and movie critics, I feel that there needs to be some discussion about the rape scene.  The more I think about it, the more appalled I […]

A Royal Disaster?

The Other Boleyn Girl was my introduction to modern historical fiction, Philippa Gregory, and my beloved Tudors.  When I heard the news that a film based on TOBG was in the works, I was thrilled.  It was a such a powerful read and I was hopeful that it would make a wonderful movie. It didn’t […]

Right Up LiterateHousewife’s …

I am forever be indebted to Betty Jackson for this design for her showing at London Fashion Week: I now have all the motivation I will ever need to get in shape.  I so want to squeeze myself into a pair of Henry VIII hot pants!   I only wish I could wear them to the […]

#53 ~ Queens of England

Queens of England by Norah Lofts I took the girls to the library last Saturday and was actually able to get them to stay in the children’s portion of the library for long enough for me to pick out some books. There is a member of the Historical Fiction board named Divia who happens to […]