Friday, May 4, 2012

What Am I Reading Now?

I finished Dead Running by Cami Checketts and will be posting a review for her blog tour soon.

Next up, I made a personal commitment to re-read at least 4 "old favorites" this year. I'm beginning with The Conquering Family, by Thomas B. Costain. This is a non-fiction book, and was the book that first introduced me to and made me fall in love with the first Plantagenet king of England, Henry II. Without this book, my writing career (such as it is) may have taken a very different direction.

Here's the back cover blurb. 

Thomas B. Costain's four-volume history of the Plantagenets begins with THE CONQUERING FAMILY and the conquest of England by William the Conqueror in 1066, closing with the reign of John in 1216.

The troubled period after the Norman Conquest, when the foundations of government were hammered out between monarch and people, comes to life through Costain's storytelling skill and historical imagination.

"Brilliant, swift-moving, full of action, rich in color." (Book of the Month Club News)

Stop by on Tuesday and I'll share a Tuesday Teaser with you. 

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