*crawls out of dark, remote cave to once again populate this blog*
Contrary to popular belief, I am still alive, and working on not so consistently inundating this website with my streaming announcements. Instead, a weekly post will go up with my schedule for streaming, and if you would like to keep getting updates on when I go live follow the Content Creators Haven Blog (or my Twitch channel).
ANYWAY, since I have been reading a ton and haven’t done this in ages I now will list off a few of the really good books I’ve encountered during my absence:
The Tudors Series by Philippa Gregory – I think I’ve written here about The Other Boleyn Girl, but I did not realize it was part of a series. Essentially, Gregory has written a book covering every wife of King Henry VIII, extending to Edward, Mary, and Elizabeth after his rule. There are eight books in the series, and I enjoyed the six I’ve read immensely. I am starting the preceding series on the War of the Roses, and will report back.
The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn by Retha M. Warnicke – The aforementioned Tudor novels got me very interested in that time period and the wives of King Henry. Anne Boleyn is very interesting to me, and this book is a large source of information for Philippa Gregory (who does extensive research and lists her sources in the back of her novels. Bless her). It is a controversial and fascinating look at one of the most historically notorious women in the world.
Mission to Paris by Alan Furst – Moving into the last century, this novel follows an actor as he works on a movie in Paris at he dawning of World War Two. A very interesting portrayal of the high class divisions over the coming troubles. The characters are vibrant and the end result is exciting and breathtaking.
Marvel’s Black Widow: Forever Red by Margaret Stohl – Black Widow is one of my favorite superheroes, so when my friend told me that there were novels based on her past, I immediately tracked them down…and then forgot to buy them for 6 months. Ah well. Anyway, the first of the series has action, mystery, danger, and most importantly, deeply emotional characters. It’s very good, and very Marvel – they can write as well as produce! Be warned; it will rip your heart into a million pieces and make you cry :))))
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan – So I know this recent movie was incredibly hyped, and ultimately very good, I hadn’t been interested until a dear friend told me that the book was just as good. So I went and found it, AND SHE WAS SO RIGHT. I have not seen the movie, but I was extremely impressed by the book. I am woefully ignorant of pretty much every Asian culture, and this book made allowances for that. I laughed, I gasped, I maybe cried a little. It’s wonderful, and I can’t wait to read the next books!
That about does it! I have about a thousand reminders set to tell me to post, so this site should be back up and running as of right…..now!