First Lines Friday

There are only two Fridays left in October now. The month is almost gone and this makes one of us very sad. (Can’t speak for the other one, but one is upset about it.)

Fun fact: Did you know that Friday, July 13, 1099 was the when the Crusaders took Jerusalem from Muslims? During it, they killed somewhere between 10,000 and 40,000 (sources vary and were heavily biased) people. Men, women, and children. Maybe that’s the root of the day?

Either way, here we go!

Caidyn will be in blue.
Chantel will be in purple. 

Why have I written an inspiring guide to life?

Because you need it. You people need this book like a mouth needs wine. Like a musical needs a song about wishing for things. Like an axe needs a neck. And I think you must know you need it because the question I get constantly on Twitter is: “@knghnryviii, how can I be more like you?”

I don’t think that it’s any big secret that I love Tudor history. I have since I was in high school and now that I’m almost done with college, the love hasn’t died away. I mean, I have Anne Boleyn’s signature tattooed on me and I want to get a more elaborate tattoo dedicated to her as well.

So, obviously, this book is Tudor. And it’s obviously not straight up nonfiction. So, what is it?


Unleash Your Inner Tudor: Henry VIII's Inspirational Guide to a Completely Sizzling, Sparkly, Tyrannical, Much Wider, Demanding, and Sexier You

I’m not a big Twitter person (unlike Chantel). It’s an addiction. Psst, follow me @humperdouche92. Or don’t. I don’t tweet much. Stop self promoting on my area! And all I get is random rants about things she saw on Twitter. ANYWAYS, I don’t really check it at all. But, the only time I do is to look at this guy’s account. A lot of his humor is historically based, but he also does a whole hell of a lot of humor targeted at comparing America’s fat, ginger tyrant. I totally had to buy this book when I found out the author of the account had written something.

People who knew Chester and Serena Wolcott socially would have placed money on the idea that the couple would never choose to have children. They were not the parenting kind, by any reasonable estimation. Chester enjoyed silence and solitude when he was working in his home office, and viewed the slightest deviation from routine as an enormous, unforgivable disruption. Children would be more than a slight deviation from routine. Children would be the nuclear option where routine was concerned. 

This is the second book in a companion series and I read the first book a few months ago. It’s simply one of those things where I hadn’t gotten to it yet, but I’m excited and eager to read it. 

Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

Down Among the Sticks and Bones cover

This is the second book in the Wayward Children’s series, the first being Every Heart a Doorway which I read earlier this year. If you haven’t heard of the series, you’re welcome. This book is Jack and Jill’s story (seriously??? Jack and Jill???) before (I was rudely interrupted) they arrived at Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children. This is what I wanted to see in Every Heart a Doorway. I wanted to know about the portals the children had gone through. I also heard this book deals with gender roles and I absolutely love that. I have a list in my head of books I’m ashamed that I haven’t gotten to yet and this is definitely one of them. I have taken a small break from reading after my readathon, but it wasn’t intentional. Just a long, tiring week. I hope to read some this weekend and maybe finish this up in a short amount of time since it’s a novella. 

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