This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands,-- This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England. ~~William Shakespeare, Richard III

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Booking Through Thursday - Fluff

Q: What’s the lightest, most “fluff” kind of book you’ve read recently?

A: I'd have to say Philippa Gregory's The White Queen about Elizabeth Woodville. I call it "fluff" simply because it just doesn't come close to living up to other author's portrayals of the same time and people. I'm not saying it was BAD (it was enjoyable if you don't care much about historical inaccuracies), it just isn't the wonderful historical work that it (and the author) are made out to be. I've never bought into the whole witchy idea connected to Elizabeth and her mother and though its done decently here (no dancing around cauldrons or flying on broomsticks), I just had to roll my eyes through most of it.


  1. Wow! Someone else just posted this book as a "fluffy" read. Hmm, it's on my TBR pile. I'm getting nervous now. Here is mine