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#437 ~ Bring Up the Bodies

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel Published by: Henry Holt and Co. Published on: May 8, 2012 Page Count: 432 Genre: Historical Fiction My Reading Format: Audiobook purchased from Audible.com using a monthly credit Audiobook Published by: Macmillan Audio Narrator: Simon Vance Audiobook Length: 14 hours 35 minutes Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook […]

#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 […]

A New Take on Historical Fiction

If you know me, you know that I love good historical fiction. Danny surprised me last night with some YouTube pressies that give that genre a whole new meaning.  They are short videos directed by Derek Waters about scenes from American history narrated by a very drunk person and acted by some pretty famous people […]

Where Fiction Isn’t Allowed to be Fiction

Main Entry: fic·tion Pronunciation: \?fik-sh?n\ Function: noun Etymology: Middle English ficcioun, from Middle French fiction, from Latin fiction-, fictio act of fashioning, fiction, from fingere to shape, fashion, feign — more at dough Date: 14th century 1 a: something invented by the imagination or feigned ; specifically : an invented story b: fictitious literature (as […]

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 […]

The Other Boleyn Girl: The Trailer

I am excited to share that the trailer for The Other Boleyn Girl is now available online. I’ve just watched it and cannot wait for the movie! I recently won a half-vacation day at work for making my United Way donation. It’s a certainty now that I’ll be saving that for the afternoon of Leap […]

Philippa Gregory in Chronological Order

Update 7/29/2017: It’s been almost two years since I’ve update this page. Philippa Gregory has published one Tudor related book and is about to publish another. I finally read The Taming of the Queen. I haven’t written a review of it, but after a good start, it bored the heck out of me. Queen’s Gambit is […]

#11 ~ The Other Boleyn Girl

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory When I picked up this book to begin reading, I thought I would never finish it. 650+ pages? I have been keeping pace with my book a week goal. I was certain that this would take much longer to read. I was completely wrong. I finished it in […]