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The Book-Addled Brain

Hello!  Welcome to my little corner of the universe.  Join me as I make my way through my infinite reading list one page at a time.

Currently reading

A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin
Progress: 187/1009 pages
Edith Hamilton
Progress: 85/497 pages
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
Progress: 46 %
Les Miserables
Victor Hugo
Progress: 718/1463 pages

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Queen's Gambit

Queen's Gambit: A Novel - Elizabeth Fremantle

Queen's Gambit: A Novel - Elizabeth Fremantle 


Fans of Philippa Gregory will enjoy Queen's Gambit by Elizabeth Fremantle.  It seems that Tudor-centric historical fiction tends to focus the spotlight on Anne Boleyn, so it was nice to see Henry VIII's sixth wife, Katherine Parr, receive some attention.  Parr is popularly know as the one who 'survived.'  Freemantle extends the tale beyond her years as Henry VIII's final queen, and Queen's Gambit is an entertaining read.  I look forward to reading more of Freemantle's work.