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TudorFest2013 Update and Book Reviews

It’s been a month and a half since Michelle and I began our #TudorFest2013 celebration and I thought it’s about time for an update. The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory Touchstone ~ October 18, 2011 ~ 464 pages Simon & Schuster Audio ~ Bianca Amato ~ 19 hours and 12 minutes As a little pre-TudorFest listen, I […]

#274 ~ The Red Queen

The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory Published by: Simon & Schuster Published on: August 2010 Page Count: 400 pages Genre: Historical Fiction My Reading Format: Hardcover review copy sent to me by the publisher. Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook Giveaway: Simon & Schuster graciously provided me with a second hardcover review copy of The Red […]

#202 ~ The Tudor Rose

The Tudor Rose by Margaret Campbell Barnes After finishing Philippa Gregory’s latest novel about Elizabeth Woodville, The White Queen, I was eager to pick up the story of Elizabeth of York, Elizabeth Woodville’s daughter.  Most of the Tudor fiction I have read to date focused on happenings after her death, so I didn’t feel very […]

#191 ~ The White Queen

The White Queen by Philippa Gregory One of my fondest memories as a reader was listening to Philippa Gregory speak at the National Book Festival last year and then getting to meet her briefly.  That experience put me on a cloud from which it took a long  time to float down.  Getting the opportunity to […]

This Reader’s Dilemma

… and Vacation Update What a whirlwind vacation!  We got to see family and many friends – some of whom  haven’t seen in 15 to 20 years.  It’s hard to believe that I’ve been around long enough to  say that, but it’s true.  I don’t have my pictures downloaded yet, but my best friend Trista […]

Three I Can’t Live Without

I found this post that Miss Holly wrote in response to Cheryl’s.  I just had to jump on in… If your book collection were on fire and you could only save three books from burning, which three would you save and why? While I’m answering this, I’m going to assume that I’ve already rescued my […]

#110 ~ The Other Queen

The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory I had been awaiting the publication of The Other Queen since I finished reading The Virgin’s Lover in October of 2007.  As time progressed and got closer to its September 16th release, my anticipation kept growing.  Finding out that I would be seeing Philippa Gregory in person just a […]

The Sunday Salon My Trip to the National Book Festival!

Yesterday, despite the muggy, slightly drizzly day, I had the most wonderful time at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.  The night before I thanked Target that my latest purse was huge.  It hard cover versions of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods and Neverwhere, to hard cover copies of The Other Queen, and paperback versions […]

The Sunday Salon 09.21.08

It is such a gorgeous day today!  This is the first morning I woke up feeling chilly.  A few months from now I’ll no doubt be complaining about this, but it felt really, really good.  I’ll be wearing long pants and a long sleeve t-shirt today for sure.  And, since I’ve finally gotten my seasonal […]

BBAW: Book Blog Awards & Philippa Gregory Scavenger Hunt

For updates on this Scavenger Hunt: Please head over here.  I’ve added the number of prizes. _____________ Next week will be a busy week here at The Literate Housewife Review: I’ll be hosting the award for Book Blog Readers.  I announced this contest earlier this week.  Be sure to check this out and send me […]