Something About Books | Currently Reading

by - 2/19/2015

Another book post! I've been falling a little behind on these, but my good friend Anarie posts book reviews every Thursday and since catching hers today, I thought I'd follow up with my most recently finished tome. (You can check out her blog here, by the way. SPOILER ALERT! She breaks everything down!) Now, in one of my first 'Something About...' posts, I shared with you a biography of Henry the eighth. I'm obsessed. And if there is one thing about history that I'm more obsessed about, is his second wife, Anne Boleyn. I have a necklace with her portrait in it. (I'm not joking, you can find them on Etsy here.) I'm a history buff, I've always loved history, but I will admit I'm particularly interested in the Tudor era. I want to study it and write about it, but that's getting off track. Yesterday, literally yesterday, I finished reading The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn by Eric Ives.
Image not mine. Taken from Amazon.
I breezed through this book so fast that I didn't have a chance to snap my own photo of it, but what was inside is way more important than the outside. I'm not going to get into the whole thing, because it's basically a standard biography. What makes this one so different from all the others I've read, is that it's very open minded, very common sense. The author doesn't presume to know any one thing about this woman, because the truth is that we can't. We only know what is most obvious because after her death it seems like everything was done to erase her from history. I think it's rather ironic that she is, quite possibly, more famous than Henry himself. That's just my personal opinion though, there were a lot of layers to Henry and his were mostly visible, while hers were hidden and eventually destroyed. 

If you'd like to know more about Anne Boleyn, I suggest picking up this book. Or, you can go to It's the best website for her that I've found and the founder is a historian! Fancy that! And I promise my next couple of books will be non-history related! 

What have you read lately? Recommend your favorites below!

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