Since I met my husband I haven't read as much as I used to. And after I had my son, I have read even less. Unless it is a celebrity gossip magazine, the length of USA Today article, a blog post or work related document, I haven't read it. That's sad because I used to read book after book after book. At one time, I had even made a list of all the books I had read. The list was 250+ books long. (The exception to the rule of not reading much as of late has been the Twilight series. I don't know of anyone that has resisted that series.)
Because I haven't been reading as much, I'm a little behind on reading best sellers and such. On vacation last week I completed The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory. The book was definitely a page turner. I loved the opulence and the intrigue. It reminded me of the books I used to read as a young tween/teen. At that age, I enjoyed reading novels based on historical characters, mainly women like Catherine the Great, Cleopatra, Clara Barton, etc. I often wondered what life would be like during those times. If you could be any famous woman in history, who would it be and why?
I'm hooked on Ms. Gregory's storytelling. I picked up The Boleyn Inheritance yesterday at our local bookseller and have already read 100+ pages. I can't wait to pick up where I left off.