Doomed Queens by Kris Waldherr is one of those books that everyone, young and old, will enjoy even if they are not history geeks. The author briefly sketches the lives of 50 royal women, from biblical to modern times, who have met bad ends. But don’t expect a boring history lesson. Every queen is given only a couple of pages, so the history is superficial, but still educational and the reader is left wanting to know more. The writing style is very light-hearted and tongue-in-cheek, which some may deem offensive considering the topic of the book, but I really enjoyed it. It felt like I was gossiping with some friends instead than listening to a lecture. And at the end of every chapter, there is a small quiz so you can check what you’ve learnt. Oh, and the book is beautifully illustrated too. Overall, Doomed Queens is a very delightful and entertaining read that I highly recommend.
And now, this week’s beauty reads:
Fables In Fashion reviews Make Up For Ever Smoky Palette.
Lipstick And Pearl warns you to beware secret ingredients.
The Beauty Brains wonder if Photodynamic Therapy lotion really works.
Makeup And Beauty Blog finds a worthy replacement for Shu Uemura Lash Curler.
The Derm Blog explains how to use alcohol sanitizer correctly.