November 5, 2013

Tudor Book Blog Reading Challenge: November

Hi all! Sorry for getting the reviews up so late this month.

In October:

  • Eliza N. reviewed The Fall of Anne Boleyn: The Countdown by Claire Ridgway and Anne Neville: Richard III's Tragic Queen by Amy Licence on the Tudor Book Blog.

  • Esther reviewed the anthology Shakespearean Detectives, edited by Mike Ashley and Anne Somerset's biography Elizabeth I on the Tudor Book Blog.

  • Kristen reviewed Secrets of The Tudor Court by Darcey Bonnette on the Tudor Book Blog. 


You may now start posting your November reviews in the comments section below. I will do one big update in December to finish off the Challenge.

For those of you who have just stumbled across the challenge or have yet to sign up, you can sign up until mid-December here.

14 comments:

  1. Hello, Elizabeth, I reviewed 2 books by Amy Licence in October, but I don't see them on the full list! I'll leave 2 more reviews tomorrow!

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    1. Hi Eliza,
      I haven't had a chance to post the Oct. reviews yet. If you left them as a comment on an earlier post, that is why they are not up yet. If your comments never showed up, there must be a glitch. I hate to ask, but would you mind re-posting if this is the case? Thank you!

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  2. Hello, Elizabeth! When will you post the October reviews? If I see that mine are not there, I'll repost them!

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    1. Hi Eliza! I know :( I've gotten so behind with the Oct reviews! I will get them up today!

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  3. Just finished Alison Weir's "The Life of Elizabeth I" .. an excellent biography, but a slight tendency to make "jumps" that (IMO) are not properly documented (for example, she describes Elizabeth's health as being "fatally undermined" by her grief over the death of the Countess of Nottingham -- and I don't know where the writer found a source for that)

    Esther Sorkin

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  4. "Queen Elizabeth in the Garden" by Thea Martin is an interesting slant on the relationship between the queen, Dudley and Cecil ... emphasizing the changes in the English garden arising out of the attempts of the two men to impress the queen. On some points (such as certain details about Dudley's last marriage), I am not sure of the accuracy ... but a unique outlook, regardless.

    Esther Sorkin

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  5. I have not even approached my goal and probably won't make it. But I will keep posting what I have read.


    Tudor: Passion. Manipulation. Murder. The Story of England's Most Notorious Royal Family
    by Leanda de Lisle
    I have to say I was disappointed in this book. I had really ejnoyed G. J. Meyers The Tudors. The only part of de Lisle book that really caught my attention was the information about Henry VII grandparents and extended Welsh family. The rest of the book seemed to know be totally coheseive, very detailed in so portions and lacking in others. For example when she talks about Thomas Seymour she attributes his execution to his plan to marry Elizaabeth, nothing about him barging into Edward VI's room and shooting his dog. I will try to find some of the other books that cover the entire dynasty through the college libraries. Our community libraries do not have any except the de Lisle and Meyer. All in all some interesting things but not great. 3 our of 5 stars.

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  6. Review of Amy Licence's In Bed with the Tudors.

    I admit that it wasn't politics or diplomacy that got me interested in the Tudor dynasty, but their love stories, Henry's 6 wives and torrid romances, Anne Boleyn etc. This book is all about love,lust and childbirth. It immediately drew me in and although I knew most women's stories, I enjoyed reading many details on their marriages, sex life and pregnancies. As a woman, I empathized a lot with the ladies who strived to produce a living male heir and I think we're lucky we live in our days, with less prejudice and more antibiotics!
    I definately recommend this book to anybody interested in the most intimate moments of the Tudors.

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  7. Hi Elizabeth,

    Just wanted to let you know that I cannot get the link for October to work. I know I posted several books for that month and do not see them listed for November. Not sure what to do. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. Big Hugs Eva

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    1. Hi Eva,
      I am sorry you are running into so much trouble with the Oct. post! Here's the link: http://www.thetudorbookblog.com/2013/10/tudor-book-blog-reading-challenge.html.

      I see a few reviews listed for you, so double check them and make sure they are/aren't the ones you mentioned. If not, there must have been some type of glitch to cause them not to post, of which I am very sorry! Feel free to re-post them here. Sorry for all the trouble!

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    2. Thank you Elizabeth. Got through using your url. Not sure why October just won't work. Not a problem though. The only book that I read during November was the Book Club selection "Dissolution" and I did not write a review on Goodreads as so many of us were reading it. Loved the book though and opened my eyes to so many new possibilities for historical Tudor fiction! Excellent choice.
      Thanks again. Eva

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  8. http://impressionsinink.blogspot.com/2013/10/review-royal-babies-history-1066-2013.html
    Royal Exiles

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  9. http://impressionsinink.blogspot.com/2013/11/review-blood-sisters-women-behind-wars.html
    Blood Sisters

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  10. The Anne Boleyn Papers
    http://impressionsinink.blogspot.com/2013/12/review-boleyn-women-by-elizabeth-norton.html

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