I know I haven't been around in the last couple days, but the outside, contemporary world has been a bit busy for me. Summer Session midterms are this week at university, so most of my reading time has been taken up by extra studying time, I've been working more hours at my day job, and plenty of other fun (but time-consuming!) activities.
So I'm taking a week off from here, just to get some school stuff done, but I'll be back next week with plenty of reviews and news about historical fiction!
In the mean time, here's what I'm currently reading:
1. The Mauritius Command by Patrick O'Brian-- I love the Aubrey/Maturin series so much, but this one has a slow start and is taking me a ridiculously long time to finish.
2. Anna of Byzantium by Tracy Barrett-- I've read very little of anything that has to do with the Byzantine empire, but this is a very good YA novel so far.
3. His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novick-- I was vociferously recommended this book series very recently, and there happened to be a free download from Random House to promote it, so that's how it's on my eReader right now. This answers the question: What if Admiral Nelson had had dragons at his disposal in the Battle of Waterloo? In other words: this book is amazing.
Happy reading and blogging!