#440 ~ The Queen’s Vow

The Queen’s Vow by C.W. Gortner Published by: Ballantine Books Published on: June 12, 2012 Page Count: 400 Genre: Historical Fiction Book Trailer: via YouTube My Reading Format: Review copy provided by the publisher in order to participate in the Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tour. For more information about this tour, click on the tour […]

Call Me 37 Today

Well, the day has finally arrived and I can no longer say that I am 36.  Well, I was born at around 9:50pm, so I could wait to say I’m 37 until tonight, but that’s being a little ridiculous (although if you agree with the whole date and time thing,  you’ll make me exceedingly happy […]

Behind… My September Wrap-Up

My grandfather worked in tool and die.  When he retired, he had his machines in his shed.  One of the things he loved to make the most were cribbage and euchre boards.  He gave this lovely euchre board to me quite some time ago.  Although I’m not sure how to take that on a personal […]

The Sunday Salon 9.7.08 & 100th Review Contest

This has been a productive week in Literate Housewife Review land. I read three and a half books, hosted a book tour, got nominated for a BBAW award, and published two reviews, which brought me just one review away from my 100th review!  I remember back in January of 2007 that I never in my […]

#98 ~ The Last Queen

The Last Queen: A Novel by C.W. Gortner I am pleased to publish this review as one of the stops on C.W. Gortner’s Virtual Book Tour! The Last Queen tells the story of middle child of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand, Juana. She watched her parents take back the country of Spain from the Moors […]

The Sunday Salon

This week was by far less eventful than last week. For that I am very grateful. I was able to read two books: The Last Queen by C.W. Gortner and House and Home by Kathleen McCleary. I also posted my review of Pattern Recognition by William Gibson. I became absolutely entranced by Juana La Loca […]

The Sunday Salon

Well, the theme for this week was getting caught in someone else’s hell. First, Melmoth the Wanderer. I gave this book a good college try. I swear it. I read it as often as possible and found parts of it interesting. I got about 275 pages in and I just couldn’t take it any more. […]