Friday, November 27, 2015
Friday Linkups: The Romanov Sisters
It's Friday linkup time! I'm linking up with the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer, Book Beginnings of Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader, and the Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice.
This Week's Book Blogger Hop Question:
How reliable can you say you are about in terms of having promised reviews completed for blog tours or publisher and author requests?
So far I'm at 100% reliable for blog tours though I did have one scheduled post that for some reason didn't publish at the time it was supposed too but I had it up by 8am. I've shifted the occasional author/publisher request but so far I've been able to give at least a week's notice. I'm hoping that this streak will continue!
The day they sent the Romanovs away the Alexander Palace became forlorn and forgotten - a palace of ghosts.
I love this first sentence. I can just picture the deserted rooms and hallways littered with stray belongings but empty of people.
Beyond the sickroom, however, the spectre of a Russian throne without a male heir once more rose, provoking considerable concern about what would happen should Nicholas die.
It's strange to me that a male heir is that important. Not because of modern attitudes but because there have a been a number of female rulers within the Romanov dynasty including Catherine the Great. It's strange to me that we go from it being acceptable for Catherine the Great to overthrow her husband and take control to it being impossible to consider that one of Nicholas II's daughters could take control in not that great of a time span.
So what do you think? Keep reading?