>> Thursday, January 05, 2012
I've decided to make a New years resolution.
I'm going to read every book in my royal collection.
This is a big undertaking. As you can see by the photo there are a lot of them. Not counting soft-back, bookazines, or ebooks there are approximately 500 books.
On each episode of my show, The Royal Report, I had a segment where I took a book from my library and talked a bit about it. Now that I'm taking a break from the show I'm going to continue to share my collection, but in a different format. I'm going to blog about them instead.
Much to the chagrin of my husband I love to collect royal books. I have books about every aspect of royal life - from birth to death, what they eat, how they dress, how they are portrayed in the media, to the places they live. Some of them I've read already, many are comprised mainly of photos, and others I've used for reference purposes when writing articles. Some are old (1901), some are recently released and some I've already written a review on. In this case, from this point forward, unless I've read a book cover to cover, minus the bibliography, I won't include a post on it.
These posts are not intended to be reviews. After I've read the book I will post a brief overview (synopsis, page numbers, date published) and my general thoughts, possibly with some likes and dislikes added. To prove that I own the book, I will include a photograph on the post.
By the end of this exercise, I'll either be one of the most well-read royal watchers or the craziest for having started this in the first place. Who knows, it may turn me off of buying more royal books in the future. My husband should be so lucky.
© Marilyn Braun 2012
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