Fire and Blood

More than 700 pages later…  Fire and Blood was so good! As a former history major, I love Martin’s faux-nonfiction approach.  I wish HBO had started with Aegon the Conqueror, as it was disappointing to be more than halfway through the book before the story coincided with the show.  *That scene* with Aemond’s “oh shit”…

I need your help!

I have long been fascinated by early British history, but am having a really hard time finding reliable sources over that time, unless they are about Eleanor of Aquitaine and that era. Does anyone have any recommendations for books or documentaries over the following: Queen Bertha of Kent (born c. 539) Emma of Normandy, queen…

What I am reading…

I read A Little Princess when I was a little girl, but all I remember about the story is from watching the 1986 mini-series (which, by the way, is practically word for word from the book). I’m about 75% done and, to be honest, I want to make it last a little longer! Next up is The…

Inferno: Book to Movie

I didn’t really care for Dan Brown’s Inferno, especially compared with his The DaVinci Code (which I love!). The plot was not as thrilling as previous ones have been, despite all the promise of Dante. When I rented the movie version, I was not expecting to be wowed, but wasn’t I expecting it to be a complete…

What I am reading…

I made the mistake of watching Angels and Demons before reading the book, and it ruined the story for me. It was weird, because I did the same thing for The DaVinci Code but didn’t experience the same disappointment. Hmmm… I’m about half way through Inferno and I have to admit that it’s nice to be back in…

Top 10 Beloved Fictional Homes with Personality

Top 10 Beloved Fictional Homes with Personality https://t.co/M6Yb7GHtNn pic.twitter.com/4T15hLZOqq — goodreads (@goodreads) May 21, 2016 I’ve been to most of these (Castle Dracula via Elizabeth Kostova, does that count?) but feel that there are a few missing… Thornfield Hall (Mr. Rochester’s home in Jane Eyre) Pemberley (Mr. Darcy’s home in Pride and Prejudice) Miss Minchin’s Select Seminary for Young…

A Good Author (I’ve never read)

If you know me, then you understand my deep and abiding love for British murder mysteries. I adore Masterpiece Mystery and find myself marathoning series that originally aired on BBC, ITV, or Acorn TV without even thinking about it. So, no one was more surprised than I – an avid reader and huge fan of the…

What I am reading…

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and The Man From Snowy River and Other Verses both had to be returned to the library, even though I have not finished them. 😥 So, while I reorder them and wait for their arrival, I decided to head back into Westeros. Not a bad choice, me’thinks! I don’t think I’ll…

What I’m reading…

One of my first crushes was on Jim Craig (character), The Man from Snowy River. And then I realized that although I was watching the movie in the ’90’s, it was actually made in 1982 and Tom Burlinson (actor) was the same age as my mother! 😳 But I got over this and continue to love this…