The Great Survivors: How Monarchy Made it into the Twenty-First Century was recommended to me from a friend as we talked about the future of the monarchies. It gives a good, and easy, overview of the various monarchies in Europe, and the history behind them.
Ingrid: prinsesse af Sverige, dronning af Danmark by Roger Lundgren This is actually a rather decent book on Queen Ingrid of Denmark. I read Sibylla: En biografi by the same author a while back, and didn’t care for the writing style at all, which I why I am surprised that this one worked for me.… Continue reading Review: Ingrid: prinsesse af Sverige, dronning af Danmark
The Chocolate Kiss by Laura Florand My rating: 4 of 5 stars I just reread this book, and completely had a chocolate craving. Especially since the hot chocolate played such an essential role in the book – almost like a character of its own. And then it snowed today. So I felt like I had… Continue reading Review: The Chocolate Kiss
Nasjonal klassereise : Mette-Marit og politikkens abdikasjon by Hedvig Skonhoft Johannesen The book, or leaflet (considering the amount of pages, was written for the centenary of the Norwegian female vote. It’s part of a series of 12 publications from various women on what happens in Norway today. This particular one covers the Norwegian Crown Princess,… Continue reading Review: Nasjonal klassereise : Mette-Marit og politikkens abdikasjon
The Mac + Cheese Cookbook: 50 Simple Recipes from Homeroom, America’s Favorite Mac and Cheese Restaurant by Allison Arevalo All the recipes in the book looked like they’d taste amazing. (Especially at this time of year, when all you want is something nice and warm and gooey and cheesy… I’m sorry, what was the topic… Continue reading Review: The Mac + Cheese Cookbook: 50 Simple Recipes from Homeroom, America’s Favorite Mac and Cheese Restaurant
My Year with Eleanor: A Memoir by Noelle Hancock The premise of this book is a little bit crazy, but I appreciated it in the end. The author lost her job during the 2008 crash and is flailing over what to do. She decides to live a year with Eleanor Roosevelt for inspiration, facing her… Continue reading Review: My Year with Eleanor: A Memoir
The Chocolate Heart by Laura Florand My rating: 4 of 5 stars Laura Florand is a recent discovery of mine. It’s only last month that I picked up the first book in this series, and then ended up devouring all her backlist like a madwoman. Paris, chocolate and cultural misunderstandings… – what’s not to love?… Continue reading Review: The Chocolate Heart
Mastering the Art of French Eating: Lessons in Food and Love from a Year in Paris by Ann Mah I’m currently working my way through the Julia Child memoir of living in Paris. I seem to be on a Paris book-kick at the moment. (Julia Child, David Lebovitz, Laura Florand and Lauren Willig, to name… Continue reading Review: Mastering the Art of French Eating: Lessons in Food and Love from a Year in Paris
The whole family are out in full force, including Ingrid Alexandra and Sverre Magnus, for the opening ceremony. King Harald and Princess Astrid are the ones who have almost all of the championship events on their calendars for the next 11 days, though.