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Monthly Archives: April 2012
Cats and books (and book lovers!) have always just… gone together. How many times have you read a book with a cat nestled on your lap? Or your chest? Or, more likely, on the book? Kitties are the perfect reading companions – most definitely in the winter – and seem to even regularly find themselves in small bookshops and local libraries.
If, like me, you’re fascinated by these cats and love following them around the shop just as much as you enjoy browsing the merchandise, you might like to know WHERE you can find these cats. Iron Frog Productions has a website dedicated entirely to showing you where these cats are (and have been historically) around the world in their Library Cats Map!
The map is easy to browse by country and state (for those of us here in the US). Check it out and see if there are any near you!
Title: The Anne Boleyn Collection
Author: Claire Ridgway
The Anne Boleyn Files: http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/
Like Anne Boleyn? Curious about the real Tudor history? If so, then Claire Ridgway’s book, The Anne Boleyn Collection, and her site (The Anne Boleyn Files) should both be high on your list to check out. As I’ve divulged in this blog, quite recently I became smitten with the tale of Anne Boleyn. I will admit that my first draw was based on the fiction surrounding her life, but it really pushed me to seek out some sources for getting to the bottom of the reality — well, as much as we CAN get to the bottom of it.
One of the first websites that pulled up in my search was The Anne Boleyn Files – a collection of thought-provoking and intriguing articles about various topics relevant to Anne Boleyn. SO, when I discovered that the site’s maintainer, Claire Ridgway, came out with a book, I snapped it up immediately.
This first collection runs through Anne’s life from the beginning to the end. There are a few articles about the OTHER players of the time – the OTHER wives of Henry VIII and the ladies in waiting who tended to Anne during her years in the King’s favor. In addition to learning heaps about one of my favorite women from history, I thoroughly enjoyed reading something written by another woman who is equally as enthusiastic about her and her story. In fact, most of the book reads like a conversation, so at times you feel as though you’re sitting across from Ridgway and she’s sharing some of her vast breadth of knowledge, passion, and opinions with you.
In other words – I highly recommend this collection AND that you check out her site! Also – keep your eyes open for her upcoming release, The Fall of Anne Boleyn.
Sorry – I’ve been MIA once again. There are some things going on right now (exciting, happy things) that have been consuming my free time, mind, and energy, so I haven’t been able to dedicate enough time to my blog. This makes me sad. Luckily, right now I’m in the “sit, wait, and be patient” phase of the happy, exciting thing, so I need can funnel my energy back to where I truly love it to be – writing!
Now, for catching up…! Hopefully I’ll be back to the routine of the daily postings this week. For now, I’d like to share an interesting “find” of mine on Pinterest:
Lots of cute book-y pins on there!! Enjoy!
Every moment in your life is a turning and every one a choosing. Somewhere you made a choice. All followed to this. The accounting is scrupulous. The shape is drawn. No line can be erased. I had no belief in your ability to move a coin to your bidding. How could you? A person’s path through the world seldom changes and even more seldom will it change abruptly. And the shape of your path was visible from the beginning.
Cormac McCarthy – No Country for Old Men