Happiness Is A Few New Books
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Isn't that a picture of happiness right there? The last in the series came in the mail today. I have just started book number two. I see Dorothy Dunnett wrote another series as well. Should I be stockpiling that too? New to me authors do make me happy.
I found this at the library book sale room. I snatched it up since it ties in so well with the Lymond Chronicles. The time period is not one I am very familiar with and I realized that my knowledge of the life of Mary Queen of Scots is extremely limited. She is one of those historical characters I feel like I am very familiar with but then, when I really think about it, I realize I am abysmally ignorant. Hopefully, this book will fill in some of the gaps in my knowledge. Maybe I need to expand my nonfiction reading beyond the social history of WWII. Though to feed that addiction I did buy one more book.
Norman Longmate wrote one of the most fascinating books I have read about the time period, How We Lived Then. It was very readable and very detailed. I am hoping this one lives up to my expectations. If you notice on the cover, the Daily Telegraph says it is "full of sad, funny and harrowing anecdotes." That is what I find so interesting. It isn't the war or the bombs themselves or the politics, it is the people's lives. It is what they did and how they coped.
The internet has a lot to answer for. In the past it was never so easy to feed my book addiction. I seem absolutely incapable of only buying a book or two.