You know what happens when you keep putting off posting until you get all of the photos you have on you camera uploaded? Well, you don't blog for a week because said photos are still on said camera. Ugh, I suck. We took a lot of fun and hilarious pictures at the Jimmy Buffett concert last weekend and I've been wanting to share them all with you, but every time I remember to upload them, I also remember that they're in Jon's school bag. His school bag which is at school with him until he gets home at 11:00 PM, way past this old girl's bedtime.
So! I still don't have the photos. I was actually going to share photos with Honfest (from 2 weeks ago) with you all instead last night, but then our network went down. Seriously. So I said, eff it and gleefully read my book instead because I really can't put it down anyway.
It seems I've been on a bit of a Henry VIII kick lately. It all started with King's Fool by Margaret Campbell Barnes which was published way back in 1959. It's a historical fiction novel based on the life of King Henry VIII's jester, Will Somers, who was in Henry's service through every single wife. It was so intriguing and well written and I learned a lot of interesting facts about the life and wives of Henry VIII. The novel left me wanting to devour more historical fiction, however, so when I saw a copy of The Boleyn Inheritance by Phillipa Gregory (author of The Other Boleyn Girl) for just $1 at a yard sale, I quickly snatched it up.
It has been such a good read thus far. It chronicles the intercrossed paths of Anne of Cleves, Jane Boleyn (sister-in-law to Anne Boleyn) and Katherine Howard and their respective rise and falls and ohmygoodness, who knew history could be so soap opera-esque? Well, actually, I did know that (the whole truth is stranger than fiction thing) and that's why I'm such a history nerd. But seriously, if any of you are looking for some good beach reads this summer, I would highly recommend either one of those books.
A year (and a day) ago, I shared the embarrasing evolution of my eyebrows. I have no shame.