Hello there, and welcome to my book blog! I hope to become your regular book blog rest stop. I am a 40 (cough, cough) something bibliophile and busy mother of 2 girls, but somehow manage to find time to read!
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My teaser is from:
WOLF HALL by Hilary Mantel
"'Fighting again, or was it your father?'
Yes, he says, vigorously nodding, making his nose drop gouts of blood: yes, he indicates himself, as if to say, Walter was here. Kat calls for a basin, for water, for water in a basin, for a cloth, for the devil to rise up, right now, and take away Walter his servant."
This quote made me laugh out loud. Kat kills me. She reminds me a bit of Jenny, Jamie's sister, in Outlander. She is a feisty woman who cares fiercly for her brother.
I am really enjoying Wolf Hall, but have to admit I am having to re-read sections every once in awhile to get a handle on who is speaking. She tends to preface sentences only with HE when there are conversations going on, and I have to check to see: is this the cardinal speaking? Thomas? And she mentions names without explaining who they are, like Thomas More. Who the heck is he, and why do they keep bringing him up? If you have a good grasp of this portion of history, you probably know already who these people are, but I am a total layperson when it comes to Cromwell's history so at times, I admit, I'm a bit lost. I did like it when they were talking about King Henry wanting to get an annulment from Katherine, and then wanting the Cardinal's home for Anne. This I could follow as I read The Other Boleyn Girl and have a slight grasp on the Anne/Katherine saga.