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My Hectic Life

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on September 28, 2009
Posted in Teddy's Fur Children  | 33 Comments

Dear readers,

I have had a very hectic life lately. Between more hours at work, volunteering for the up-coming Vancouver International Film Festival, and seeing some of the pre-festival screenings for the media, I haven’t had time for much else.

I have a backlog of posts to do here on my blog and hope to fit them in soon. However, not only is the film festival October 1-16th but we have just added a new addition to our family. A bouncing baby boy.

Meet D. J. His name is really Don Juan but we think that is a silly name for a Shetland Sheep Dog. He is 10 months old and shares my same birthday, November 9th.

The woman that had him originally bought him to breed but he has a problem with his mouth alignment which is hereditary. She place him in a home where he developed some issues so she had to take him back.

Bill and I had planned to find a dog after the film festival but D.J. needed a home now.

He really is a good boy but just has a few things to deal with that Bill and I are better able to help him through with since we have experience with rescues.

The day we got him was a beautiful day for a drive, which was good since we had to drive 4 hours to Cache Creek, BC to get him. We stopped on our way home to take the photos below.

I want to apologise to all of you whose blogs I follow. My google reader has been showing 1000+ for days. I think I am going to have to clear them and start over with your new posts. There is no way I will ever be able to read what I am guessing is over 2000 posts.

After the film festival and the readers and writers festival, I will be visiting my mom in Minneapolis, MN November 7-14th. After that I hope to become a more regular commenter on your blogs again.

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Elizabeth is daughter of Edward IV and niece to Richard III. When her father dies, it is her brother who is to take the crown. However, Richard III decides that the only one suitable to be King is himself. He sends both of Elizabeth’s brothers to the tower to be held. Richard has his coronation and all of a sudden Elizabeth’s brothers go missing and are presumed dead.
Many think that Richard III ordered their disposal . Now Elisabeth is the only living descendent to Edward IV and should be the rightful Queen. Elizabeth is horrified when Richard III proposes marriage to her. Not only is she convinced that he murdered her brothers but he is her uncle, after all!
There is much plotting and it is decided that she must marry Henry Tudor and that he must fight Richard III for the crown. The first attempt fails but eventually Richard III is killed and Henry Tudor becomes Henry VII. However, he doesn’t hold up his end of the bargain to marry Elizabeth and give her a coronation to become queen of England. Eventually, due to public and private pressure he makes good and marries Elisabeth. However, he does not make her queen until after she has their first son.
The marriage itself, is loveless. Elizabeth has romantic notions that they would grow to love each other and have a passionate one. Henry doesn’t seem to know what romance is and seems incapable of love. He couples with her only to produce heirs. Poor Elizabeth longs for more out of life.
This book was first published in 1953. Sourcebooks has re-published it and it is due out in the United States on October 1, 2009. I’m glad they did. Barnes has a way with words and I love some of her descriptions of the time and place. I must admit, that there are a few places that I would nod off to sleep while reading it. Some of the time that Elizabeth interacted with her mother seemed boring to me. It took me a good 50 pages to finally get drawn into the story.
That said, I am glad I stuck with it. I learned more about the period and really enjoyed it, once it got going. If you like historical fiction and are interested in this important period in English history, you will enjoy this book.
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Mailbox Monday

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on September 22, 2009
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Visit Marcia every Monday at The Printed Page to share what arrives in your mailbox each week.

Thanks to Michelle Moran. This is a much coveted book!

I read so many glowing reviews of the Book Buddy from my blogger buddies that I had to have one. I have had it for a few days now and love it!

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