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It’s the Great Catch-up Round-up of June/July 2017, Charlie Brown!

So you may have noticed that I’ve been a bit AWOL lately, and that’s because I just haven’t been in the right head space for a few weeks.  But now I’m back in action, okay?  Am I forgiven?

Because of this, I’m really behind on reviews.  What I’ve decided to do is combine all of my remaining June and July reviews into this one post.  It shouldn’t be toooo long because I’m going to make the reviews short, but we’ll see.  (Spoiler: It’s kinda long.) Continue reading “It’s the Great Catch-up Round-up of June/July 2017, Charlie Brown!”

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Book Review: The White Princess by Philippa Gregory

Title: The White Princess
Author: Philippa Gregory
Year: 2013
Pages: 518
Dates Read: April 10-17, 2017
Format: Paperback
Genres: HF, R
Rating: ★★
Summary: Elizabeth of York is forced to marry the new Tudor king, Henry VII, after he kills her uncle, Richard III, at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, ending the Wars of the Roses (known as the Cousins’ War before Sir Walter Scott coined the more well-known term).  The two must work together in order to keep their tumultuous country in order, with bitter, defeated Yorks threatening the kingdom.

Favorite Quotes: 
  • “The red rose and the white, a rose without a thorn” (26).
  • “There is nothing in the world more powerful than a woman who knows what she wants and walks a straight road towards it…You have to make up your mind what you want, and have the courage to set your heart on it…Walk through your sorrow, my daughter, it hardly matters as long as you walk to where you want to be” (79-80).
  • “In the darkness of the night his conscience speaks louder than his mother’s ambitions” (92).

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