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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Interesting books Found at a yard sale

Yesterday I purchased 3 boxes of books from a yard sale for 3 dollars while most of them were considered Romance novels I did find 2 books I would consider more historical novels than romantic novels.Lady in White is more of a ghost story set during Elizabeth's reign And the Itailan Secretary is set during the victorian times. They both sound really interesting so I was glad to be able to add them to my library. look for thier reviews coming soon

Friday, July 16, 2010

New look and Name

You may have noticed the name change and new look to the blog. I have been wanting to have a header and buttons made for the blog for along time. Since blogger came up with the template designer I have been struggling with how to come up with something to reflect my love of reading and my love for all things Tudor. So I went on a hunt and found a wonderful site that offers custom blog work for a reasonable price. I found TKO Scraps and did some looking around at all the awesome tagging kits they had and sent in what I had in mind and this is what they came up with. The queen is not suppose to be Anne Boleyn But she represents her with a book for her love of reading and the Infamous "B" necklace. She was created by Medievil creations. I came up with the name "Totally Historical" with the help of Pixie aka KissedbyPix who was working on designing the blog .I hope you all enjoy the new look and feel of the blog as much as I do. So if your looking for some updates for your blog check them out. You wont be disappointed!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Pillars Of the Earth Series!


If you are like me and can not wait til The new Showtime drama to start next year. Maybe you would be interested in This series Pillars of The Earth Starting July 23rd on Starz I will be setting my DVR for sure.The series will run for 8 episodes here is the Link to the show website. PILLARS



Monday, July 12, 2010

Mary The Queen of France By Jean Plaidy


Mary is Henry VIII"s younger but much love sister Who is destined to be come The Queen of France Whether she likes it or not. Her heart is set on marrying Charles Brandon the Duke of Suffolk. She tries to persuade her beloved brother to call of the match to the Old King Louis But Henry will not give in to her he needs the alliance with France. So we all know Mary decides to make a deal with the King and asks that If she does her duty by him and when the old King dies it is SHE who will chose her next husband not Henry.

My Thoughts:

As with all of Plaidy's work I enjoyed the book but the one thing I thought was a little bit bothersome the story was suppose to be about Mary and Charles, But I felt most of the book focused on Louise of Savoy who was in fact a interesting character herself. I found my self sucked in to the rivalry Anne of Brittany and Louise they both were entertaining enough to have their own book. I know the chapters on these 2 women were to set up the story of how Louis and Mary were married but I just felt that this was Mary's book and it should have been more about her and her love for Brandon. I wont give the book anything lower that a B because the book was entertaining just lacked more information on the subject it was suppsoe to be about.

Rating: B