Welcome to August Vows

This blog started a year before the big day, and chronicled the wedding-planning from a bride's perspective. I considered closing it and starting a new one as a Mrs., but you know... our vows were the most important part of the day, and will be our backbone as we develop a life and family together. I can't think of anything more appropriate than continuing to call my blog August Vows, and so it's here to stay.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

2010 Reading Challenge - 2/30 Done

The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory

A Christmas gift from my wonderful husband, The Constant Princess was my second finished book of the year. It was a beautiful, lovely read. Chronologically, it precedes The Other Boleyn Girl and The Boleyn Inheritance, though I read both of those last year.

I've loved all three, but I loved this the most. Katherine of Aragon was an amazing, interesting Princess and Queen, and this book has inspired me to look into her life even more.

Inspired by The Literate Housewife's recommendations (whom, by the way, I love), I'm now reading the Tudor-era historical fiction in chronological order. She's made a wonderful comprehensive list that even "fills in the gaps" of Philippa Gregory's series. So, next up will be a new (to me) author, Vanora Bennett. I look forward to reading and reviewing her work as well!

Happy Reading,


Literate Housewife said...

Thanks for the shout-out! I really appreciate it. I think it's interesting that you liked this book better than The Other Boleyn Girl. TOBG is my absolute favorite. There were parts of TCP that I enjoyed, but I got tired of her constant reminders that she was who she was. It just goes to show that each person approaches books differently. :)

augustvows said...

Thank you for commenting!

It is interesting! I think I just prefer this character - I really find her fascinating. I think I liked this better overall, though it did lose me for a while after Arthur's death and before her marriage to Henry.