BOOK EVENT: Bout of Books 2016 Announcment

Twitter is a great source for Read-a-thons, Buddy Reads and other Book related events. Over the years I have been on Twitter, I have noticed an event called Bout of Books. So I have decided to participate in the recent event that has been announced, which runs from Monday 9th May 2016 to Sunday 15th May 2016 . I’m not a fast reader, so I have decided that I will attempt to read one of the bigger books on my TBR, the details of which are below. Be sure to follow along on the hashtag #boutofbooks on twitter

Katherine of Aragon – The True Queen
by Alison Weir.


Publisher: Piatkus
Publication Date: 10th May 2016
Format: Hardback(624 pages)
Source: Review

The lives of Henry VIII’s queens make for dramatic stories and Alison Weir will write a series of novels that offer insights into the real lives of the six wives based on extensive research and new theories.

In all the romancing, has anyone regarded the evidence that Anne Boleyn did not love Henry VIII? Or that Prince Arthur, Katherine of Aragon’s first husband, who is said to have loved her in fact cared so little for her that he willed his personal effects to his sister? Or that Henry VIII, an over-protected child and teenager, was prudish when it came to sex? That Jane Seymour, usually portrayed as Henry’s one true love, had the makings of a matriarch? There is much to reveal …

Alison will write about the wives in the context of their own age and of the court intrigues that surrounded these women and – without exception – wrecked their lives. She will transport readers into a lost and vivid world of splendour and brutality: a world in which love, or the game of it, dominates all.





The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 9th and runs through Sunday, May 15th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 16 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team.

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