October 14, 2013

Tudor Book Club Giveaway Winner

Congrats to Helene, who was randomly drawn to win a copy of Dissolution.

I hope to do this type of giveaway in the future. Thanks to all who entered! I am looking forward to reading and discussing this novel with the Tudor Book Blog Book Club, starting Sunday! :)

October 7, 2013

Tudor Book Club Giveaway!

We at the Tudor Book Blog Book Club have voted and decided to start the fiction portion of our book club with Dissolution by C.J. Sansom.

We tentatively plan to start discussions on this novel on Sunday Oct. 20th.

I will be giving away one copy of this novel to one lucky book club member. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on the linked discussion post (here) with a quick sentence or two about why you are excited to read Dissolution. You must be a member of the Tudor Book Blog Book Club to enter and win. Join here!

All comments must be in by Oct. 13th. The winner will be randomly drawn and announced on Oct. 14th. Good luck!

October 4, 2013

Tudor Book Blog Reading Challenge Update: October

I'd like to start this month's post by welcoming Kathy and Maria! Both signed up for the Reading Challenge this September.

September's new reviews:

Wow! What a ton of great book choices! As always, if I missed anyone or any books, let me know!

You may now begin posting any October reviews in the comments section on this page. If you want to join the Tudor Book Blog Reading Challenge, it isn't too late! Sign up here!

I am hosting THREE giveaways this month, one for Reading Challenge Members, One for Book Club Members, and one for all readers! Check back for more details soon!

October 1, 2013

Ask the Tudor Librarian: Most Accurate Books on Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I

Which book is the most accurate on the life and death of Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I? I'm having trouble finding one.

Hi Paula,
Thanks for the question! The best book on Anne Boleyn (in my and many others' opinions) is Eric Ives' The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn. The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn: Family Politics at the Court of Henry VIII by Retha M. Warnicke is also a great one for the political ins and outs of Anne's time.

Elizabeth I is a little more tricky. I recommend Elizabeth: Struggle for the Throne by David Starkey for her earlier life, as well as The Life of Elizabeth I by Alison Weir. Though Weir gets some bad press here and there, I've always enjoyed her works and actually own and enjoyed this biography.

Do any of you have any other suggestions?