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#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 […]

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 […]

Philippa Gregory in Chronological Order

Update 9/20/2015: Since my last update, I’ve read The White Princess and The King’s Curse. I’ve added both of those novels into the timeline at the bottom of this post. The King’s Curse was particularly tricky as it covers the course of Margaret Pole’s life and Henry VIII’s entire reign. I added it before The Constant Princess, but I […]

#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 […]