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Sorry kids, no feet.

I am a stay at home mom with three girls. All of the time I should spend cleaning or making things I see on Pinterest is usually spent reading instead. Pinterest can get expensive. The library is free. At least until I rack up the fines for overdue books. If I'm not reading something that interests me, I'm listening to my seven year old read to me about fairies or princesses or fairy princesses. If she's not reading to me, I'm reading to my four year old twins about Batman or Star Wars or Legos. We value diversity around here.

Currently reading

The Goddesses: A Novel
Swan Huntley
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
In the Name of the Family
Sarah Dunant

Nothing New Here

The Confession of Katherine Howard - Suzannah Dunn

Just your typical ditzy, carefree, fun-loving, characterization of Katherine Howard. The author brought nothing new to the story. A child who was allowed to run free through her aunt's house and charmed her way to the bed of a king. We've heard it all before. 


The interaction between Cramner and Cat Tilney at the end of the novel was well written. I would have liked to have seen more of the same throughout the novel. Maybe if there were a little more intriguing conversation, the author would have had less time to give the characters anachronistic nicknames. 


I think I will steer clear of this author in the future. Between this novel and my attempt at, The Queen of Subtleties, I can't take her seriously as a writer of historical fiction. I didn't even make it 25 pages into The Queen of Subtleties before I threw that book in the donation box. However, if you are someone who enjoys the Tudor-era and wants a fluffy read, you will probably enjoy Dunn's work.