My name is Heather and I am 25 years old and have lived my whole life in New England – split between Connecticut and Massachusetts. I live with my
|Jack right after we brought him home|
|Not to be outdone, Teika likes books too!|
When I do actually have some free time I love traveling – even if it is just locally. I like to get outside and see the sights – particularly historical sites. Hand in hand with traveling is photography. Part of the reason I like to travel is some of the wonderful photographic opportunities it offers. Again, my boyfriend is much better at this than I am, so I like to think of myself more as the director and him the photographer! I have taken some baby steps into scrapbooking and a basic sewing project (both of which feel like epics and will never be completed). I also love to play games – video, board, card…any kind of games – but I’m not a great loser!
I love reading across many different genres – nonfiction, classics, YA, historical fiction, romance, etc – everything in moderation. For the most part the only ones I will be reviewing on this site are those based in the historical world – for my other reviews you can follow me on Goodreads. I have found that audiobooks are the best tool for a long commute and I can catch up on all kinds of reading I would not be able to otherwise.
I first started out blogging as many do by purely reading and following blogs. I was a senior in college at this point and had a little bit of free time on my hands. I saw what everyone else was doing and thought “I could do that and have fun”. My boyfriend was sure getting tired of listening to all my historical tidbits I had found (particularly about the Tudors at that time) and I wanted to share my conversations with others who loved the genre too. I started out just simply by reading what was on my shelf and writing about it – never dreaming that an author would actually read my blog or that I would actually be requested for a review. It all took off from there!
If you are interested in where the name of my blog came from, for that one I can take absolutely no credit. The above mentioned fiancé who was tired of hearing about my historical fiction obsession came up with it for me. To paraphrase his reasoning – I was young, like a maiden, and I read about all kinds of courts, and courts were where you went to socialize and gossip, and pretty much that is what a blog is – a la – The Maiden’s Court. He also does almost all of my graphics on my blog because I am not that talented when it comes to Photoshop! I am most grateful to him for this.
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