Abbreviation Key

I’ve just added a page that lists all the genre abbreviations I’ll be using here!  Hopefully, it won’t be confusing.  I may end up adding more, but these are all the ones I’ve thought of so far.  I use these in my reading journal and thought I might as well use them on here, as well.  Here they is:

B – Biography/Memoir

C – Contemporary

CF – Christian Fiction

CH – Children’s

CR – Contemporary Romance

D – Drama

EJL – Essays, Journals, Letters

GN – Graphic Novel

LFM – Legend, Folklore, Myth

H – Humor

HF – Historical Fiction

HR – Historical Romance

IT – In Translation

M – Mystery

NF – Nonfiction

P – Poetry

PH – Philosophy

PL – Politics

R – Romance

RT – Retellings

S – Science

SFF – Science Fiction/Fantasy

SS – Short Stories

T – Travel

W – War

YA – Young Adult

Book Review: The White Princess by Philippa Gregory

Title: The White Princess
Author: Philippa Gregory
Year: 2013
Pages: 518
Dates Read: April 10-17, 2017
Format: Paperback
Genres: HF, R
Rating: ★★
Summary: Elizabeth of York is forced to marry the new Tudor king, Henry VII, after he kills her uncle, Richard III, at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, ending the Wars of the Roses (known as the Cousins’ War before Sir Walter Scott coined the more well-known term).  The two must work together in order to keep their tumultuous country in order, with bitter, defeated Yorks threatening the kingdom.

Favorite Quotes: 
  • “The red rose and the white, a rose without a thorn” (26).
  • “There is nothing in the world more powerful than a woman who knows what she wants and walks a straight road towards it…You have to make up your mind what you want, and have the courage to set your heart on it…Walk through your sorrow, my daughter, it hardly matters as long as you walk to where you want to be” (79-80).
  • “In the darkness of the night his conscience speaks louder than his mother’s ambitions” (92).

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