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

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Happy Blogiversary to Me!

Wow! I can't believe I've had this blog for a year now! Time surely does fly when you're having fun! I started my blog last year after my Book Club read Jen Lancaster's Bitter is the New Black. It was a really fun book (really, you should read it) and I thought this thing called blogging could be fun ... Ms. Lancaster certainly had fun with her's!

So I started my blog here at Blogspot. I was just blogging about random things for the first month or so as I had no real direction for it at that point. Then, and I don't remember how, I began to stumble across some of the lovely blogs I now follow that talk about historical fiction (my favorite thing!). Hmmm....this looked interesting. In July of last year I posted a review about two books I had recently read (Katherine and Queen of Shadows) with the intent of posting one review a month. After that everything just started to come together as I began posting my "This Day in History" bit and found I really loved doing book review.

And here I am today (a bit behind in my reviews at the moment but I have a 2 1/2 year old running around so please forgive me!), thoroughly enjoying this blog I have created and really enjoying the folks I have met through it!

Thanks to everyone who follows my blog!


  1. Happy Anniversary Robin! We are glad you're writing!

  2. Congrats on the 1 year! It's amazing how things take off!

  3. I enjoy your blog!! Keep up the good work!

  4. Happy blogiversary to you! Here's to another year, and another, and another!

  5. Oh happy Blogiversary! And here's to many more!