Since everyone else is doing this, I figure that I might as well, too! It's been a busy week for me, reading and catching up on reviews. Yesterday I posted a review of The Rose of Sebastopol, which I wasn't so keen on. Later I found out that the book is billed as YA, so I think that had I been younger, I might have enjoyed it more. I also posted reviews of The Other Queen (another book I didn't like), The Dracula Dossier, and The Blackstone Key. I also revived Dreadful Book Covers, and held a couple of giveaways. Which reminds me, I need to pick a winner for The Shape of Mercy.
Currently I'm read Devil's Brood, Sharon Kay Penman's latest novel. It's the third book in a trilogy featuring Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, and so far I'm loving it. This time Penman focuses on the volatile relationship Henry had with his sons. The author never fails to impress me with how she manages to both tell a good story and educate her reader at the same time. If I could ever write historical fiction, Penman's type of novels are the books I'd write.