Thursday, September 10, 2009

Booking Through Thursday: Informative

Q:What’s the most informative book you’ve read recently?

A: I would have to tie this to last weeks question of the biggest read because this is the biggest and most informative book I have read in a long time. The best part is that it is funny also. Royal Affairs by Leslie Carroll is my top pick for most informative.


  1. Sometimes too informative but this one just the right balance of not to much info where it becomes overpowering.

  2. I just found your blog through BTT and I'm so excited! I looove historical goodies.

  3. Cool WELCOME! I am glad you like it.
    I too loooove historical goodies. I have a bunch of stuff planned in the next few days that are very interesting.

    I can not wait to read Leslie Carroll's Notorious Royal Marriages.

  4. Thanks, Lizzy! I'm blushing from the compliment.

    I'm excited, too, of course, about the upcoming release of NOTORIOUS ROYAL MARRIAGES. And I'll give your readers the first "sneak peek" right this second: at the opening of each chapter I have a quote from the wife in each of the royal marriages about her marriage (except for the rare instances where my research didn't yield a direct quote from the wife, but something someone else said about her instead.

    So, since C.W. Gortner's book on Catherine de Medici has been touched on a couple of times lately, in reference to his book on Juana the Mad, here's my quote from Catherine de Medici that opens the chapter on her marriage with Henri II [remember that he was passionately in love with his mistress, Diane de Poitiers]:

    “. . . never did a woman who loved her husband succeed in loving his whore.”
    ~Catherine de Medici


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