The world of historical fiction features great authors and great bloggers and book reviewers who help promote the wonderful novels written by these fantastic historical fiction writers. These bloggers and reviewers have a passion for historical fiction and are proud to promote the works they read and enjoy. Whitney Behr from She Is Too Fond Of Books answers 10 questions about the genre she so loves.
1. What was the first historical fiction novel you ever read?
When I was younger I read the Little House and Dear America series, but the first adult historical fiction novel I remember reading is Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden.
2. What are your favorite historical fiction novels?
"Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen, "Gone With The Wind" by Margaret Mitchell, and "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte.
3. Who are some historical fiction authors you have interviewed or worked with?
I have mainly worked with contemporary authors, but I recently had the pleasure of participating in a blog tour for Elizabeth Fremantle.
4. If you could go back in time and be any figure from history, who would it be?
Even though I would love to be a member of Royalty, I keep coming back to Susan B. Anthony, due to her work with women’s rights.
5. What year in history would you have liked to live in?
I could not pick a specific year, but I would love to have lived in the 1920’s. Until the stock market crash in 1929, the 1920’s was a prosperous time. The Art Deco architecture, graphics, and fashions of the era were distinctive. I don’t drink, therefore, prohibition wouldn’t have been an issue for me.
6. You're having a dinner party and you can invite 5 people from history, who would they be?
Louisa May Alcott, Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, Anne Frank, and Anastasia Romanov.
7. What castle from the past or present would you like to live in?
8. Which of the six wives of King Henry VIII is your favorite?
None, I'm indifferent to all six of Henry's wives.
9. Do you read traditional books or use an E-Reader?
Both. While I love the convenience of my Kindle, I could never give up the feel of a traditional book.
10. Tea or coffee when reading and reviewing books?
Tea, always tea. I think there is something very soothing about the marriage of a book and a cup of tea.