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What Are We All Reading?
May 21, 2013
10:11 pm
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Anyanka
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I looking for ideas for my new Kindle.

It's always bunnies.

May 21, 2013
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Beth said

Hehe, thanks I appreciate that :)

I read in your earlier post that you got put off Philippa Gregory from just one book. Was it The Virgin’s Lover by any chance? That’s the only book of hers I’ve read and didn’t like. I recommend The Other Boleyn Girl  even though it’s full of inaccuracies. It really sucks you in to court life. Also The Constant Princess, which gave me a greater respect for Katherine of Aragon. That is if you ever feel inclined to read Philippa Gregory again!

Beth.
Janet and I found very good uses for the Virgin’s lover.. LOL..
Janet it gave her copy to her brothers to use for target practise.. I gave my copy to my chipmunks they made very short work of it, and I thought it was a very apt usage for it too, to cover a book in crap that is a pile of Crap LOL…

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May 21, 2013
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I’ve finished reading the Queens Promise by Lyn Andrews. Well it looked good but it was utter rubbish to be honest. The story was disjointed and often confusing. there were also years between the storylines which didn’t make sence.. for instance, Anne and Henry’s going to France wasn’t mentioned Wolsey’s death was mentioned almost as if one was checking the town hall clock.
With a title like the Queen Promise I expected a lot from it.. The main Charather in the whole book seems to be a young lad who was rescued by Henry Percy Father and was brought up with Henry, the few mentions about Anne were very breif and if you just quickly glanced over the page you were reading you may not have even noticed it.
Not quite as bad as the Virgins lover by SWMNBN, so the Chipmunks haven’t got a new book to shred, but it is a very disappointing book.
I’m actually reading the Kingmakers Daughter by SWMNBN I’ll reserve judgement till I read it fully, but so far it seems ok..I’m sure the chipmunks will happily rub their paws together with glee if it goes sailing across the room in total frustration…

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May 24, 2013
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I’m reading the Queen’s lady. by Barbara Kyle. synopsis, incase no one has heard of it.

Set in the nerve-jangled court of Henry VIII during his battle with the Catholic church for a divorce, THE QUEEN’S LADY is the story of Honor Larke, a ward of King Henry’s chancellor, Sir Thomas More, and a lady-in-waiting to Henry’s first wife, Queen Catherine of Aragon. Forced to take sides in the religious extremism of the day, Honor fights to save the church’s victims from death at the stake, enlisting Richard Thornleigh, a rogue sea captain, in her missions of mercy, and finally risking her life to try to save Sir Thomas from the wrath of the king.

There’s something about Thomas More that interests me.

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May 25, 2013
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I just finished Susan Bordo’s The Creation of Anne Boleyn, which I loved. She does a wonderful job of deconstructing the myths surrounding Anne. I found it to be a refreshing read.

I also read two good Gothics novels. “Serena” by Ron Rash, which is set in the souther US during the golden age of the lumber industry. The story surrounds the main character, Serena, newly arrived to Boston as the new wife of a lumber boss, and the fallout from her inability to bear any children. I also read Lousie Douglas’s “The Secrets Between Us.” It is influenced by Du Maurier and Bronte.

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