How did we get to March already? I’ve struggled with reading this month, I started to re-read Paul Kendall Murray’s Richard the Third (it’s been about 20 years since I read it) but got too sick to concentrate so defaulted to easier books, but I still haven’t read much because I was in but trying to sleep at about 8.30pm each night!
Because I couldn’t concentrate on the Paul Kendell Murray, I re-read this, I love this book and first read it when I was about 15, it fitted perfectly with my interest in medieval history. It was great to read it again having been to Middleham, which is my favourite castle, we’re going again in April on the way to Northumberland.
11) The Making of a Marchioness – Frances Hodgson Burnett
Tina gave me this to read as she thought that it was just the thing for a not very well person. It was. I didn’t realise that Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote adult stories. Emily Fox-Seton is a woman of a certain class who has no money and no family or friends to fall back on. Despite this she is a cheerful woman of about 34 and makes a living doing odd jobs for people, shopping, finding them servants and generally being useful and cheerful. She is an innocent and good things happen to her, then some bad things and then some good things. It’s a warm cuddle of a book.
This is the second book, I’ve bought this year and I bought it on the Kindle. I read it in one day. It was fun and a nice ending to the series, I want to see how this will link into the next Mortal Instruments book. Anyway, I enjoyed it and if YA is your thing, you probably will too.