First Line Friday: May 11, 2018

Happy Friday!

For those of you who have been reading for a while I tend to post a fun tag or meme on Friday’s to get us into the weekend spirit.

While perusing through WordPress last week I came across a new-to-me meme that may become a staple here on The Paperback Pilgrim.

The Book Beginnings on Friday book meme was created by  Rose City Reader, where you share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

Interested to see what my current read had in store for me? Keep on reading to find out.

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31123244Fatal Throne: The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All by Candace FlemingM.T. Anderson, Jennifer Donnelly, Stephanie Hemphill, Deborah Hopkinson, Linda Sue Park, Lisa Ann Sandell

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade (May 1, 2018)

Print Length: 416 pages

Fatal Throne, a book about Henry VIII and his six wives, coordinated by Candace Fleming. Fleming and six other authors will each contribute a story from different points of view: M.T. Anderson, Jennifer Donnelly, Stephanie Hemphill, Deborah Hopkinson, Linda Sue Park, and Lisa Ann Sandell.

First Sentence

This book is about the six queens of Henry VIII.

Review

Around this time every year, in anticipation for the anniversary of Anne Boleyn’s untimely demise (May 19, for those curious), my Tudor monarch senses start tingling, which typically leads me to pick up the newest releases on this tumultuous time in England’s history. This year was no different, finding me picking up Fatal Throne: The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All, which was published on May 1, 2018. Due to this book being a collection of stories by a variety of different authors I found myself with an interesting predicament. Do I share the first sentence of the first story, or, do I share the first sentence of the introduction. I went for the latter, and as such the first sentence is pretty telling of what the book is to be about, the six queens of Henry VIII. While not leaving very many questions unanswered, I am interested to see how each individual author treats there respective subject, and also how they chose to portray historical fact from fiction.

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And that is my contribution to the Book Beginnings on Friday conversation. What is the first sentence of the book you’re reading right now? Leave it as a comment below and let’s chat about it.

 

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