I’ve been on a bit of a historical fiction kick lately. One of my interests outside of science fiction and fantasy is Tudor history. It started when someone loaned me a book by Philippa Gregory, and it has branched out from there. Over the past few weeks, I’ve read The Boleyn Reckoning by Laura Andersen, A Dangerous Inheritance by Alison Weir, and The King’s Rose by Alisa M. Libby. I’ve got several books, both fiction and non-fiction, on my wish list to get to someday. Ah, that mythical “someday”.
That’s the hidden peril of being a reviewer: when you have an interest outside of what you normally review, you can’t always indulge it as you’d like! In fact, I currently have an advance copy of Philippa Gregory’s next novel, The King’s Curse, sitting at home and I don’t have time to read it. Too many other books are needing my attention at the moment, one of them for an upcoming blog tour.
To all of you reviewers out there: does anybody else have this happen to them? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!