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. Christina Sapyta from Confessions of a Book Addict answers 10 questions about the genre she so loves.
1. What was the first historical fiction novel you ever read?
As a young adult, it was “Gone with the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell and as an adult it was “The Other Boleyn Girl” by Philippa Gregory.
2. What are your favorite historical fiction novels?
I read both young adult and adult fiction, so I have broken down some of my favorites into two categories.
Young Adult Historical Fiction: “Out of the Easy” by Ruta Sepetys, “A Northern Light” by Jennifer Donnelly, and “Gilt” by Katherine Longshore
Adult Historical Fiction: “A Hundred Summers” by Beatriz Williams, “Gone with the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell and “The White Queen” by Philippa Gregory.
3. Who are some historical fiction authors you have interviewed or worked with?
I’ve been a part of a few blog tours for Philippa Gregory and Katherine Longshore. Also, I have worked with Donna Russo Morin and I have an interview coming up with Lauren Willig.
4. If you could go back in time and be any figure from history, who would it be?
This is a tough question, but if I had to choose, I would go with Elizabeth I. I think it would be really interesting to be her if only for a day.
5. What year in history would you have liked to live in?
I’m am really fascinated by the Roaring Twenties, the 1940s, and England during the War of the Roses. I also think Regency England is pretty captivating as well, but I am sure I wouldn’t make it one day during that time period. I like my modern conveniences!
6. You’re having a dinner party and you can invite 5 people from history, who would they be?
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Elizabeth Woodville, Richard III, Marie Antoinette, and William Shakespeare
7. What castle from the past or present would you like to live in?
Ever since I visited the Rock of Cashel in Ireland, I have been completely obsessed with it. It’s absolutely gorgeous.
8. Which of the six wives of King Henry VIII is your favorite?
I’m going to go with Catherine of Aragon, but I can’t deny that I find Anne Boleyn extremely captivating.
9. Do you read traditional books or use an E-Reader?
I’d say it’s a good mix of both. I love my Nook, but there’s nothing like reading a REAL book and flipping the pages.
10. Tea or coffee when reading and reviewing books?
I’m definitely a coffee addict.