Something About Books | Currently Reading

by - 5/04/2015

Raise your hand if you missed book posts!
*Casually raises hand* I definitely missed my books posts. I'm not going to lie, in my last Something About post, I promised I was not going to feature another history book. I lied. I so completely lied because I have another one for you. But be relieved! Neither of them are Tudor or Anne Boleyn related! (The next one is though... *points to sidebar*). You can always see what I'm currently reading off to the right or by checking out my Goodreads account! I always keep that up to date if for some reason I can't get on here and change the side.

Anyways, onto the books!
The first that I'm going to cover here is by Lisa Robinson.
I had been wanting to read this one for a while and I got really excited when my local library had it in stock. It's fairly new, it was only printed and released in May of 2014. Lisa Robinson is a journalist that has met an innumerable amount of celebrities. Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Eminem, the Beatles, etc. There are SO many more but it would take up this entire post. I was excited to see what her life had been like and while it was exciting, I found the book a little hard to get through. Sometimes she would drift into things that I didn't really think mattered or was completely different from what she had been talking about a second ago. Or writing about. Basically, I'm not going to get too much into it, since I wasn't a big fan, but if you're interested in a behind the scenes look to some of the big band names, I would suggest you check this out. Maybe give it a skim.

Next, we have a book about the Romanov children.


Since the Anastasia movie came out, the cartoon one by Fox Animation, I was OBSESSED with her. Absolutely and completely obsessed with the story and her life and everything in-between. I also remember the day that I realized that it was based on a true story, that she had been a real person. I was sitting in the car with my grandparents and they had just found the remains of the missing children. I think this was in... 1998? 1999? I'm not clear on the date, but that was when it blew my mind and I started to do my own research. At a library because Google wasn't a thing for me yet.

This book gives such a bigger insight into their lives and it made me realize, personally, how secluded their lives really were. I now also completely understand why everything happened as it did and, though I don't agree with the reasoning behind their deaths and wish it could be undone, I know why it was done. These were all things I had never known before and if I could help spread any knowledge about these girls to any of you or just anyone, I would give you this book. Sometimes you don't think that people like this were real because you weren't around when they were alive and there aren't any long, clear videos of them. But you learn so much when you do your own digging.

Okay, history ramble over! I'm currently reading Le Temps Viendra by Sarah Morris, which is another Anne Boleyn centered book. There are two parts and I'm currently on part two. So when I finish I shall update with both parts! I'm really flying through, so you should have it soon.
Please suggest some non-history books for me! I need to expand! xD

What have you been reading this month?

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