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The White Princess
3.76

I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know.

Hey there, Elizabeth of York, what happened to the princes in the Tower? What happened at Bosworth? Where wer...more
Jul 28, 2013
Nov 15, 2011
 
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
3.71
Most people think they know this story - but they don't - they just know the fish-out-of-water story that is just the surface of this book; this is r...more
not set
Nov 23, 2008
 
Mistress
3.91
In the Beginning, there was Jane Austen, and She wrote the Word, and the Word was Good. And She did Create the Regency Novel in all its Glory.

Then the...more
not set
May 13, 2009
 
The Valley of Horses (Earth's Children, #2)
3.94

I didn’t mind that it devolved (devolved, get it? hehehe) anyway, I didn't mind that the book turned out to be porn-for-women-who-pretend-they-don’t-l...more
not set
Jan 05, 2012
 
Hawksmaid: The Untold Story of Robin Hood and Maid Marian
3.70
First, there is something I have to get off my chest that really bugged me:

There were NO POTATOES in 12th century England! Got that? THERE WERE NO POT...more
not set
Dec 29, 2009
 
Jane Boleyn: The True Story of the Infamous Lady Rochford
3.59
Julia Fox swings back and forth between brilliantly well researched presentation of the lesser known members of King Henry’s court, to a style of faux...more
not set
Oct 13, 2008
 
Alison Wonderland
2.40
The best thing about this book was the four blank pages at the end.

I needed to make a note of something and luckily had this book on hand.

Meanwhile, t...more
Mar 04, 2012
Mar 03, 2012
 
Redshifted: Martian Stories (Third Flatiron Anthologies, Volume 2, Winter 2013)
4.59

Eurydice in Capricorn by Neil James Hudson
Hope can be painful, and we poor humans are superstitious creatures who will cling to anything to try and i...more
Dec 11, 2013
Dec 03, 2013
 
The White Queen
3.42

Imagine trying to explain succession wars to a child:


“Well, honey, Upper Class Twit A has 5/8’s a cup of royal blood and Upper Class Twit B has 4/7’s...more
Mar 21, 2013
Feb 27, 2013
 
After Rome: A Novel of Celtic Britain
3.04

After a beautiful prologue describing the history of England from the Ice Age to the Fall of Rome in lyrical prose and exquisite detail, we are then t...more
Mar 07, 2013
Feb 07, 2013
 
A Curse Dark as Gold
3.55
**spoiler alert** This is a good book - but I didn't enjoy reading it.

Good writing, good dialogue, tightly woven plot, good research - BUT for 90% of...more
Apr 05, 2009
Mar 17, 2009
 
Mary Boleyn: The Mistress of Kings
3.76

It doesn't grab you by the throat and shake you the way her Lady in the Tower does, but it is very, very thoughtful, leaving the reader pondering poss...more
Oct 30, 2012
Jan 29, 2011
 
The Adventures of a South Pole Pig: A novel of snow and courage
3.79

At the end of the day Charlotte's Web is the better book and will always be the better book for reasons any grad student would love to write an 80 pag...more
Mar 29, 2013
Mar 28, 2013
 
The Captive Queen
3.56

A very fun read.

Weir examines the very earthy relationship Eleanor and Henry had - the book is just about their marriage, so most of the events aroun...more
Aug 30, 2010
Jul 05, 2010
 
Rashi's Daughters: Joheved
3.96

I wanted to like this book, I really did.

Anton seeks to bring to life a place, time and people who have been overlooked. She obviously did a lot of r...more
Oct 11, 2012
Jan 26, 2011
 
Harry Potter and History
4.34
It’s an interesting book, and I learned a few things, like where the term “hocus pocus” comes from, and learned more about things such as Nicolas Flem...more
not set
Aug 07, 2011
 
Aphrodite: Goddess of Love (Olympians, #6)
4.07

Note: I received a free copy of this from the Goodreads FirstReads Giveaway.

O’Connor hits it out of the park again in his latest in his Olympians ser...more
Feb 18, 2014
Dec 31, 2013
 
The Women of the Cousins' War: The Duchess, the Queen, and the King's Mother
3.64

I was going to give this 3 stars for shoddy workmanship, but decided on 5 stars for pure entertainment value.

Ms. Greggory found two hungry Plantagene...more
not set
Jan 18, 2011
 
Love, Remember Me (Wyndham Saga, #2)
4.10
When I was in college, someone (I honestly can't remember who) literally placed this in my hands and cheerfully said, "You like the Tudors, you should...more
Jan 2004
Jun 03, 2009
 
Greasy Rider: Two Dudes, One Fast-Food-Fueled Car, and a Cross-Country Trip in Search of a Greener Future
3.30
I expected Greasy Rider to be informative. I did not expect it to be funny. Greg Melville is a funny writer and managed to get me laughing out loud as...more
not set
Oct 16, 2008
 
Dick and Jane and Vampires
3.65

While the book is clearly jumping on the P&P&Z bandwagon, and is also very clearly extremely impressed with its own cleverness, I am willing t...more
Jan 19, 2011
Dec 14, 2010
 
The Other Queen (The Tudor Court, #6)
3.52
Epic fail. Couldn't get into it, and couldn't make myself care about the characters. Gregory chose the wrong parts of Queen Mary's life to focus on -...more
not set
Aug 05, 2008
 
Richard the Third
4.12

How awesome would it be if Weir and Kendall could have had a reality show, arguing with each other over whether or not Richard III killed the princes...more
not set
Jan 28, 2011
 
The Naked Sun (Robot, #2)
4.05
**spoiler alert** So basically, a rich, young, beautiful woman with no responsibilities living on a beautiful planet with her every need catered to ge...more
not set
Apr 15, 2010
 
The Rose of York: Fall from Grace (The Rose of York Trilogy, #3)
3.86

Tear my heart out, why don’t you, Worth?

Somehow she had me in tears over a death scene I knew, knew, knew was coming and yet was a mess to see the he...more
Feb 17, 2014
Feb 17, 2014
 
Saga, Volume 3
4.59

Only complaint about Volume 3? Too short!

There is a lot of jumping back and forth between the different storylines, moving the plot forward but also a...more
Jun 25, 2014
Jun 24, 2014
 
Arabian Nights and Days
4.05

The book starts at the end of Arabian Nights with the sultan announcing to the Vizier that he has decided not to kill Shaharazad after all, much to he...more
Jun 30, 2014
Jun 24, 2014
 
Women's Lives in Medieval Europe: A Sourcebook
3.92

Sources cited – check

Material organized in a clear manner by time, place and subject – check

Full background explained rather than make assumptions – c...more
Apr 26, 2013
Jan 09, 2010
 
The Snow Queen (The Snow Queen Cycle, #1)
3.95

You guys, this book is weird.

Like, weird with weird sauce baked with weird spice.

I appreciate the amount of female characters and full credit to Vinge...more
Jul 10, 2014
Jun 26, 2014
 
Her Royal Spyness (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #1)
3.75

It’s kind of, sort of, like Jeeves and Wooster except there’s no Jeeves, and Wooster is a girl and she’s broke and she occasionally fights crime.

The w...more
Jul 09, 2014
Jun 28, 2014
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