Happy Spring!  I love the warm weather and am so glad it is staying nice around here now.  This has been the perfect winter for me: a little snow here and there, some cold, many nice days, and now spring!  I really do not like winter, so I am always glad when the first day of spring arrives.

I managed to get four books read during spring break (how did that happen??)!  I doubt I am getting to be a faster reader, so it must mean my son is getting old enough to keep himself busy for bigger chunks of time.  Yay!  And boo!  I get some time back, but my boy is growing too fast.

Anyway, here is what I read:

To feed my love of all things Tudor:

  1.  I finally finished Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory.  I had been reading this book for quite a while.  I love reading about the Tudors and related generations and people, but I got stuck in the middle of this one for a while.  This book was about Katherine of Aragon, Queen of England, and Henry’s sisters Margaret, Dowager Queen of Scotland and Mary, Dowager Queen of France.  Super interesting dynamics, and this part of the Tudor history gave me a different view of Katherine of Aragon.
  2. VIII by H.M. Castor.  This was a random grab at the public library as I was chasing my son around.  Anything with that Roman numeral on it catches my attention.  It was about Henry as a young boy and young man before he became king, as well as his life after he became king.  This one also gave me a slightly different view of Henry, which was interesting.

I also read:

  1.  Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell.  This was a retelling of Peter Pan.  Or at least it started that way.  Neverland played a part in the story, as well as Hook, Pan, and the Lost Boys, but Wendy was nowhere to be found.  A girl gets kidnapped from our world and taken to Neverland, where she discovers that she has Fey blood and the powers that go with.  An interesting twist on the classic story.
  2. Gilded Cage by Vic James.  An alternate England with a separated people: those who are Equals who have powers, and those who are not.  Those who are not have to complete their “slavedays,” a period of 10 years during which they are slaves usually assigned to one of the slavetowns.  One family tries to all get their slavedays assignment with an Equal family, but the son is sent to one of the slavetowns.  And then they have to try to figure out how to get back together.

All good reads, and a good break!

Come by the library to get your next great read!

Happy Reading!