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text 2017-11-06 00:46
Reading progress update: I've read 192 out of 393 pages.
The Lady in the Tower - Jean Plaidy

I have been in a little bit of a reading rut lately. I've been going back to "comfort" book in hopes of digging myself out. I started re-reading the Harry Potter novels but that's not helping. 

 

I have turned to Jean Plaidy to help me out. So far it seems to be working. There is just something about these books that instantly makes me feel better. Maybe it's because they bring me back to my ultimate comfort zone. These books instantly remind me of being 15, curled up in corner of my grandma's sewing room devouring book after book. My grandmother had shelves full of Jean Plaidy books. Even today, reading Plaidy instantly brings me back to that place. 

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review 2016-12-29 19:30
Nothing New Here
The Confession of Katherine Howard - Suzannah Dunn

Just your typical ditzy, carefree, fun-loving, characterization of Katherine Howard. The author brought nothing new to the story. A child who was allowed to run free through her aunt's house and charmed her way to the bed of a king. We've heard it all before. 

 

The interaction between Cramner and Cat Tilney at the end of the novel was well written. I would have liked to have seen more of the same throughout the novel. Maybe if there were a little more intriguing conversation, the author would have had less time to give the characters anachronistic nicknames. 

 

I think I will steer clear of this author in the future. Between this novel and my attempt at, The Queen of Subtleties, I can't take her seriously as a writer of historical fiction. I didn't even make it 25 pages into The Queen of Subtleties before I threw that book in the donation box. However, if you are someone who enjoys the Tudor-era and wants a fluffy read, you will probably enjoy Dunn's work. 

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text 2016-12-29 16:22
Reading progress update: I've read 166 out of 307 pages.
The Confession of Katherine Howard - Suzannah Dunn

When I log on to Goodreads, it shows me that based on my reading of this book, I should read a Babysitter Club book next. That is all you need to know about the content of this book. 

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