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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 […]

#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 […]

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 […]

#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 […]

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 […]

24 Hour Countdown

24 hours from now I will be sitting in the theater watching the film adaptation of The Other Boleyn Girl. Despite my reservations, I’m starting to get excited. I’ve even talked a co-worker of mine into taking a half day off with me. Lunch at Red Robin followed by nearly two hours of Henry. Who […]

#26 ~ Innocent Traitor

With this book I have reached the summit! Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir As I have made my way through the wives of Henry the 8th, this book seemed the next logical choice. This book deals with the rise and fall of Lady Jane Grey, the woman who rules England as Queen for nine short […]

#24 ~ The Last Wife of Henry VIII

The Last Wife of Henry VIII by Carolly Erickson This was my first foray into books about the wives of Henry the 8th that was not written by Philippa Gregory. I have to admit that I was somewhat concerned that the quality of the writing and the story would not meet my expectations. Thankfully, that […]

#21 ~ The Constant Princess

The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory After reading both of her Boleyn books, I was very excited to read this book about Katherine of Aragon, even though it was out of chronological order so to speak. She was such a wonderful character seen through the eyes of Mary Boleyn. This book was good and provided […]

#19 ~ The Boleyn Inheritance

The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory I was so excited to begin reading this book. I loved The Other Boleyn Girl so much that I had to force myself to read other types of books before buying this one. The Boleyn Inheritance did not disappoint me. It is the continuation of the Boleyn family story […]