Jumping the Summer Reading Gun
It’s been pretty hot in Spokane lately so I think it’s time to break out the summer reading.
Torie recommended a book a while back that is just right. It’s what Sarah calls non-challenging non-trash. As it’s about a historical figure, so you can tell yourself that it isn’t just a romance; it’s instructive.
The book in question: The Other Boleyn Girl (©2002) by Philippa Gregory. The protagonist is Mary, the sister of the unfortunate Anne, who was the wife (briefly) of Henry VIII. I like the idea of approaching her life at a tangent, so to speak. And Gregory does it very well.
Perfect summer reading. (Also spring and autumn reading. For winter reading I require something a little more substantial.)