Saturday, July 30, 2011

William & Catherine: Their Story by Andrew Morton

200 pages of royal information! Sounds great to me...except that I think I have reached the point at which I am getting no new information. It may be time to schedule a personal interview with a member of the family so I can gather something fresh! I'm too much of a follower of all things royal!
This book is laid out such that one chapter follows William's development at a certain age and the next follows Kate's...I mean Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
The pictures in this are great!
One piece of info that I did enjoy finding...I have heard rumored of a visit by William to Nashville years back, but I have never heard it really confirmed. (Way to be Nashville! We protect our celebrities!) This book confirmed that in the summer of 2004, William did come to Nashville, Tennessee to visit the heiress Anna Sloan (no clue who she is!). In Googling her name, I have now found all sorts of fun articles; it seems I just wasn't up on things! "A Boozy Swim round the Moat"

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Catching Up

I haven't commented on my reading all summer. I've taken a break from blogging but not from reading. I read the following books over the summer:
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (YA to keep up with the kids. I did not finish the series, though I think students will enjoy it.)
Through my Eyes by Tim Tebow (Enjoyable, but the amount of time and dedication to be a professional athlete amazes a shocking way.)
The Nine Tailors by Dorothy Sayers (She is one of Gwen's favorite authors. I had a copy of this book that we had withdrawn from the JOHS library. I kept seeing her name on the lists of admirable authors on my list of admirable authors! As to this particular book...once I got past all of the bell-ringing mumbo-jumbo, I really enjoyed the mystery-writing.)
I have been listening to Diana Gabaldon's A Breath of Snow and Ashes all summer while I work out at the YMCA. I love it! One more book and Susan and I will be caught up to the series!