Can‘t stay focused on reading with this beautiful view! Perfect beach day #panamacitybeachflorida
Generally a historical romance and an easy read. I am sure some sections of it ( especially the Lord Melbourne and Queen Victoria relationship) has been made larger than life but the book does follow the rest of history (or at least what I know of it) fairly accurately. This book is supposed to be what the television series is based on so am looking forward to watching that.
If you are interested in history and this time period then this book will draw you in!
This book follows from the time she was still a child all the way to her marriage and is pretty accurate. There is of course some fiction to the book but it follows the history that I know very accurately.
This was a good easy read. A little fluffy for historical romance but I did learn some things. I read it for prompt 10 of the ATY challenge - A book featuring a historical figure.
Well written and interesting but it ends at her proposal. I wanted to learn, even if fictionalized, about what made her a great Queen as it‘s a knowledge gap of mine. Also, I‘ve heard that they were quite in love- I don‘t see it. He‘s kind of a pompous prig throughout this book and it makes zero sense to me why she would propose. Still- enjoyable and the narration was spot on.
This tale of young Victoria's rise to the British throne was remarkably suspenseful considering we all know how it works out. I haven't seen the TV series, but now I think I'll have to check it out. Victoria is an engaging protagonist and Albert, once he enters the picture, gives off a certain irresistible Mr. Darcy vibe.
Out audio ice fishing but the phone‘s about to die. Hubs went out to hunt which is why I actually get to listen 😂 1 hr 9 mins logged for #24b42019. Posting quick before I lose battery and service again!
Logged another hour for #24b42019 and got into a fender bender sliding through a light in a snowstorm🤦♀️Headed up north for 4 days, will be reading but will also have spotty connection. I loved hearing from all of you about our local bookstore closing. It's nice to be surrounded by people who get the emotional connection. 💗#Litsyfamily
#24b42019 Parking spot to parking spot I commute about 65 mins providing traffic is good (longer at night). While I‘m enjoying this book it may not be quite the right speed for early am, pre-coffee driving.
I loved this book. I am obsessed with anything to do with the Victorian era, so this was perfect for me. I enjoyed Goodwin‘s take on Queen Victoria, although I fond her portrayal of Victoria to be too childish than she may have actually been. I would‘ve liked to have more focus on political matters, but the romances were entertaining. Now I can‘t wait to read more about her. Overall, I found myself caught up in the story‘s charm 👑✨
Darn. 😐 This seemed like it would be my kind of book, but it‘s too romantic (as opposed to historic)
... maybe I‘ve overloaded on “fluffy” reads lately.
At 40%, I‘m out.
This book was wonderful! After my two recent non-fiction reads about Victoria, I enjoyed revisiting Daisy Goodwin‘s fictional version in book form. I can‘t wait for the next season on Masterpiece. Goodwin is excellent in all forms! #bookreview #history
On a road trip with my auntie and grandma! Heading to Springfield, IL for a couple days then up to Hannibal for a couple more before meandering up the Great River Road! This is the only physical book I brought but my aunt downloaded three audiobooks for the trip!
I really enjoyed reading this book. I felt like I learned a little more about Queen Victoria. More of an enjoyment read than a historical read, but I felt like it was worth my time. This was not on my TBR list, but a friend gave it to me to read, and I'm glad I did!
One of my fellow English teachers loaned this to me yesterday, so I decided it would be my new lunchtime read. I was actually pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed reading it today. 📚 #TeachersofLitsy #EnglishTeacher
Started this one this morning, normally I would be looking forward to picking it back up - but the first few chapters felt a bit fluffy and lightweight! Does it get better? Anyone read?
I don‘t like fluffy historical fiction!
Really conflicted about how to rate this book. I almost gave it a pick but just couldn‘t The author says she wrote it while writing the screenplay for the series. I haven‘t watched the series, but this has a soap opera feel to it. It covers the period from her becoming queen to her engagement. Victoria‘s relationship with her mother is important to the story, but the telling was rather ham-handed. I‘m disappointed.
Ooohhh this was fun and thought provoking!!!
2) Mrs. Sinclair‘s Suitcase
3) The Hour I First Believed
4) Lily and the Octopus
6) Ali Smith
8) Hanya Yanagihara
9) Megan Miranda
10) Karen Slaughter
11) Beatriz Williams/Juliana Gray ☺️
12) Misty (Wildflowers #1) by VC Andrews Ok I had to google this one!!! 🤣
13) F. Scott Fitzgerald
Bonus!! The Year We Turned Forty by Lisa Steinke and Liz Fenton 👊🏻📚
I‘ve battled a migraine today and am now just feeling a little better. So, finishing up the second season of Victoria. Goodwin is a writer and consultant on the series.
I picked this book up after watchin the first season of the PBS show "Victoria". While it is a good book, it follows the show up to Victorias engagement to Albert. So if you like the show, give the book a shot but dont really expect much deep story than the show give you.
This was only just a pick. It wasn‘t entirely unenjoyable, but it was very light and superficial. Victoria was portrayed as whiny and fickle. The middle part of the book focusing on Victoria and Lord Melbourne really dragged and I‘ll admit I just didn‘t buy that part of the story. I think I need to get over my frustration by reading a good non-fiction account of her early years as Queen. I‘m disappointed as I hoped for more from this.