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As an aspiring writer, I blog about whatever happens to move me at the moment -- though some posts contain serious content, my big-picture goal is to bring a little humor into an often humorless world! Welcome, y'all, and make yourself at home! Please make sure you update your bookmarks!

When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger...Epictetus

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Ring Around the Rosie

Have you ever read a book which changed your life? I have -- no, not in some life or death kind of way -- but one which took me down a path which I barely knew existed. I've always loved the medieval era but I have to admit, other than the odd romance, I didn't read much fiction set in that time period but, after reading A ROSE FOR THE CROWN by Anne Easter Smith, I fell in love with Richard III -- and there was nothing for me to do than to run down that path at full throttle. Nowadays, when I force myself to read something which is not set in the medieval era, I itch to get back to it. Because of ROSE, I joined the Richard III Society and, with R3 always the center of my interest, I've ventured out to read so many other books set during the medieval era -- I would have missed out on all of them had it not been for ROSE. Because of ROSE, I discovered Susan Higginbotham and Brian Wainwright and their blogs -- and so many others (where I discover new books to read almost daily). I picked up A ROSE FOR A CROWN in Borders one day on a whim. I'm not saying, mind you, that it's the best book ever written (on R3 or otherwise) or that Ms. Smith didn't put a spin on a story which may or maybe not have existed (it is fiction, after all). What I am saying is that it opened a new world for me which keeps expanding. And all because of one book.


  1. I really enjoyed this book when I read it. I haven't yet read this author's second book, but I intend to!

  2. I've read it -- I liked ROSE better but DAUGHTER OF YORK was definitely worth reading.