I saw this book tag on Flavia the Bibliophile, and even though I wasn’t tagged I just had to join in! I’ve really enjoyed the last couple of book tags I’ve done, and I am obsessed with Disney Princesses. Am I also procrastinating on starting a book that’s been on my tbr for way too long because I secretly don’t really want to read it? Maybe.
- Mention where you saw the tag/thank whoevver tagged you.
- Tag Zuky’s and Mandy’s posts so they can check out the wonderful Princess fun throughout the blog world (Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews & Zuky @ Book Bum)
- Play a game of tag at the end!
The Book (like the movie) That Started It All
Favorite Debut Book From an Author
Mmmmm, so hard to pick, but probably The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I mean, it’s just one of my favorite books period. It’s so romantic and dreamlike. I wish Le Cirque des Rêves was a real place. Continue reading “The New Disney Princess Book Tag”
Mrs. Queen Takes the Train by William Kuhn
Maturity Level: I can’t remember, 3 maybe?
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An absolute delight of a debut novel by William Kuhn—author of “Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books”—”Mrs Queen Takes the Train” wittily imagines the kerfuffle that transpires when a bored Queen Elizabeth strolls out of the palace in search of a little fun, leaving behind a desperate team of courtiers who must find the missing Windsor before a national scandal erupts. Reminiscent of Alan Bennett’s The Uncommon Reader, this lively, wonderfully inventive romp takes readers into the mind of the grand matriarch of Britain’s Royal Family, bringing us an endearing runaway Queen Elizabeth on the town—and leading us behind the Buckingham Palace walls and into the upstairs/downstairs spaces of England’s monarchy.
Note: This review was originally posted in 2013 on my personal blog, Opinionated and Unabashed, and can be viewed here. I solemnly swear that it was my blog and I am not ripping off anyone else.
Also of note: This was not originally written as a proper review, more of a blog post, and was written 4 years ago, so it’s in a very different style than my usual. Honestly, re-reading it, I kind of like this long-winded style (what a shock…) and might have to go back to it.
I confess, I am obsessed with British literature. It seems like all of my favorite books hail from the other side of the pond, from just about every imaginable time period. Maybe I was born in the wrong country, but something about the British culture captivates me. I love the way the British speak, the way they write. Everything just seems so, I don’t know, old-fashioned. Even the most modern British books have a touch of the past in them. Continue reading “Review: Mrs. Queen Takes the Train”
So a million years ago I had a personal blog. I don’t know what I talked about, nothing I guess. Whatever I was thinking about. But once in a blue moon I would post a book review.
One of the few I posted was about a book called Mrs. Queen Takes the Train. It’s not exactly a well-known book. Its cute, very British cover caught my eye, so I picked it up. Oh my goodness, I just loved it. I won’t go into detail here, I’ll re-post my original review in a couple of days.
One of the pleasant surprises that came from my reviewing the book was that I had a couple of interactions with author, William Kuhn. The first was when I asked a question about the book on his website, which he promptly (and thoroughly!) responded to. Another was a short conversation on Twitter where he re-posted my review and told me he liked my hat. I figured that was that.
To my complete surprise, it wasn’t. A couple of weeks ago I received an email from Mr. Kuhn asking me to read his new book, Prince Harry Boy to Man. And today I got my digital copy! I can’t wait to start reading first thing in the morning, and, of course, to let you all know what I think. Cheers!