So, I'm such a nerd for history. I always have been. I think if it weren't for my passion with art and music, I would have been some type of history major in college and got a job as a teacher or historian speaking about how brilliant and malicious it was. History is completely fascinating to me.

When I was young in elementary school, I had a big obsession with Mozart. Not too many third graders would be, but I was in a play in third grade called "Of Mice & Mozart" and that is when it begun. From then on, every history report I could get away with, I used him as a topic. My family and I even went to his birthplace in Salzburg, Austria one year. It was amazing. I knew more then the tour guide... sad, but very true. Imagine a young little kid telling the tour guide how he left out things. I bet he was embarrassed.

I used to be very much obsessed with WWII and Anne Frank. The whole story sucked me in from seventh grade and on. Living so close to all of the horror while I was little but never appreciated what it was really about until I got older. It is so young in our history too that its so hard to think about it only happened not long ago.

The next one is Marie Antoinette. Last year, this was my biggest obsession. I completely fell in love with French royalty of the 1700's and just could not stop watching and researching biographies on her and the royal family. She was destined to be this great person. Of course, it wouldn't be complete if I hadn't watched the movie over and over again memorizing its every line.
I thought it was well done with the modern music that really brought both worlds together. I only wished it showed the end of her. But after I watched it for the millionth time, I really appreciated how they left it at the end because it still left this hint of glory to her.

And the last one is the Tudors. Sadly, I'm actually more obsessed with the show then King Henry. However, I love the fact that there is so much interest in this family that keeps me wanting to know more. Like how is first daughter, Mary, was known as "Bloody Mary". His second daughter became Queen Elizabeth. He had to keep marrying woman after woman and had 6 wives which he beheaded two of them. I just can't believe how horrible it must have been to live back then.

All my life, I always thought growing up as a princess would have been the ultimate life. Being in the middle ages with so much glamor and riches. Reality is, it was hardly glamor. So much lies and scandal and so much distrust that you could be put to death for any little thing. So much prostitution, disease, not to mention everything was solely based on religious beliefs... oh, just makes me cringe.

But I can tell you, I cannot stop watching this series. I have finished all four seasons and began watching it over again. I can say, I'm totally addicted to it 100% completely


  1. New follower here! You are a girl after my own heart! I adore history!! Have you read The Six Wives of Henry the Eighth?! It's my February (possibly March) read for my book club! I am so excited. And yes, the Tudors is totally addicting!

  2. Hey Brea, no I haven't. I just recently saw on youtube last night they have a movie called that. I will have to check out the book as well. Sadly, I get to read a book maybe once a year...if that. I need to be able to get that time in to do more of that. I seem to listen to books on cd while at work. I wonder if they have it on something like that. The Tudors are amazing and so far, just completely capturing my heart with how crazy life was back then. What a struggle to be a royal

  3. So I watched the first episode of the first season and I must agree that it's a great show. I plan on getting the other seasons. I've been checking the bx for the latest season, but so far nothing. I'll probably have to buy them all online.

  4. The first couple of episodes are a little boring but believe me, it really picks up in the middle of season one. They have the first two on Netflix, but I saw on Amazon, they have all four in a boxed set for $98. I would love to be able to buy them all one day