Book Posts This Week
Battle of the Books – Memoirs What was a better memoir – Power Forward or Yes, Chef?
Fair Game – The werewolves are out of the closet!
Around the Internet
The Spring Cleaning Giveway hop is going on. I’m giving away a stack of books. Enter here!
Trish is doing a Day in the Life event this Friday. Details here.
Do you like Shakespeare? Alexa is looking for guest posts for her Shakespeare themed week in April. Details here.
Reading This Week
“The extraordinary memoir of Michaela DePrince, a young dancer who escaped war-torn Sierra Leone for the rarefied heights of American ballet.
Michaela DePrince was known as girl Number 27 at the orphanage, where she was abandoned at a young age and tormented as a “devil child” for a skin condition that makes her skin appear spotted. But it was at the orphanage that Michaela would find a picture of a beautiful ballerina en pointe that would help change the course of her life.” from Goodreads
“Here are the stories of Alexandra, whose faith in Rasputin and tragic end have become the stuff of legend; Marie, the flamboyant and eccentric queen who battled her way through a life of intrigues and was also the mother of two Balkan queens and of the scandalous Carol II of Romania; Victoria Eugenie, Spain’s very English queen who, like Alexandra, introduced hemophilia into her husband’s family—with devastating consequences for her marriage; Maud, King Edward VII’s daughter, who was independent Norway’s reluctant queen; and Sophie, Kaiser Wilhelm II’s much maligned sister, daughter of an emperor and herself the mother of no less than three kings and a queen, who ended her days in bitter exile.” from Goodreads