Friday, 27 July 2018

Weekend Blog Hops: 27 July 2018

It's the weekend once more. That means it's time for my book blogger hopping.
http://www.coffeeaddictedwriter.com/2017/01/book-blogger-hop-january-13th-19th.html
Do you agree or disagree with this statement: A blogger's first name should be in a prominent place on his/her blog.
I think it's nice to have an idea of the person behind the book blog; however, I also respect that person's right to privacy, so if a blogger prefers to post their reviews under a pseudonym, I wouldn't hold it against them. My name is prominent on mine because I am also an author, so my name(s) is my brand and needs highlighting on all my social media. Different people have different priorities and different situations though.

http://www.rosecityreader.com/
http://www.fredasvoice.com/Opening sentence:
It seemed such a good idea. A pleasant entertainment to amuse Queen Elizabeth I, a piece of community theatre for a Sunday afternoon in the summer of 1575.




From page 56:
After the chaos and suspicion surrounding the birth of James II's son nearly fifty years earlier, there had developed certain rituals which were meant to surround the birth of a royal baby.




My Current Read
Behind the Throne
Adrian Tinniswood

An upstairs/downstairs history of the British royal court, from the Middle Ages to the reign of Queen Elizabeth II

Monarchs: they're just like us. They entertain their friends and eat and worry about money. Henry VIII tripped over his dogs. George II threw his son out of the house. James I had to cut back on the alcohol bills.

In
Behind the Throne, historian Adrian Tinniswood uncovers the reality of five centuries of life at the English court, taking the reader on a remarkable journey from one Queen Elizabeth to another and exploring life as it was lived by clerks and courtiers and clowns and crowned heads: the power struggles and petty rivalries, the tension between duty and desire, the practicalities of cooking dinner for thousands and of ensuring the king always won when he played a game of tennis.

A masterful and witty social history of five centuries of royal life,
Behind the Throne offers a grand tour of England's grandest households.

24 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing - I may have to add this to my tbr! :)

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  2. This looks really good -a fascinating part of history to read about. I'm reading Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow.

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    1. It was fascinating. Oh, I loved the Hamilton biography. Hope you like it too.

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  3. Good question, personally I like featuring my first name as like you said, it's a little more personal. Great post! Here's my Friday 56: https://myendlessshelf.weebly.com/home/the-friday-56-heart-of-thorns-by-bree-barton

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  4. Sounds like a fascinating read! Happy weekend!

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  5. Sounds interesting. What royal life is like is something I've wondered about. This week I am featuring The Butterfly Conspiracy by Vivian Conroy. Happy reading!

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    1. It was interesting to see history from the 'downstairs' viewpoint.

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  6. I used to gobble up British histories, especially about royalty. I haven't read much in recent years, though. My Friday Quotes

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    1. I enjoy a good history non-fiction work. Happy Reading!

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  7. I enjoy stories about royal families.

    I also like to have a name to call the blogger in my comments...but it doesn't have to be their real name.

    Here's mine: “JUST BETWEEN US”

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  8. While I don't read a lot of books like this, I do enjoy watching shows. Maybe, I need to do some reading for a change. I bet this is intriguing:)

    My Friday 56 from A Proper Hellhound

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    1. It was a fun and fascinating read. Documentaries on such subjects are great fun too.

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  9. What an interesting and informative sound read. Hope you enjoyed!

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    1. Yes, Alicia. It was both interesting and entertaining.

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  10. True about privacy.

    I just like to call someone by their first name when commenting.

    Nice answer, Nicki.

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    1. Yes, it is nice if you can personalise things.

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  11. This sounds like a really interesting read! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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  12. HI Nicki! Interesting choice, hope you're enjoying your weekend. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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    1. Thanks. Wishing you a book-filled weekend too! :)

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