28 May 2010

Holidays

I won't be posting in my blog for about a week because I'll have my HOLIDAYS. I go to CRETE, the beautiful island in Greece.

I hope to have find some bookmarks and come back with nice photos. See you...



Hey, people, what are your plans for holidays?

27 May 2010

Six Wives

The leather bookmark from England. The picture shows King Henry VIII, and his six wives are enlisted.



* No.1. Catherine of Aragon. Catherine, a Princess of Spain, was married to Henry for many years. Her determination to stay married to Henry, in the face of his desire for Anne Boleyn, would change the course of history forever.
* No.2. Anne Boleyn. Henry fell passionately in love with Anne while married to Catherine of Aragon. He waited several years to marry Anne, but, ironically, lost his desire for her once she became his Queen.
* No.3. Jane Seymour. Gentle, capable Jane gave Henry his long-awaited male heir after one year of marriage. Sadly, she gave her life to do so.
* No.4. Anne of Cleves. This German princess served as Queen for only a few months before she and Henry agreed to divorce by mutual consent.
* No.5. Katherine Howard. Henry's marriage to this sensuous teenager brought him brief happiness, but ended in tragedy.
* No.6. Katherine Parr. This intelligent, loyal, forward-thinking Renaissance woman outlived three husbands, including Henry, and went on to finally marry the man of her choice.

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I'm eager to read Phillipa Gregory's books about the Tudor period. I think, I'll use this bookmark while reading these books;)

Have you read any books about the Tudor period?

15 May 2010

Bird in the Cage

The handmade bookmark with a matching sticker and envelope from the USA.





What books do you think fit to this bookmark? :)

10 May 2010

William Shakespeare

The bookmark from England. I suppose everyone has heard of W.Shakespeare... am I right?;)



William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". Among the most famous of Shakespeare's plays are Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Othello, Twelfth Night, The Merchant of Venice.
Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Thank You



Thank you for:
*reading my blog
*writing comments
*sending me interesting bookmarks

:)

6 May 2010

From Fair

The handmade bookmark from Portugal. My sister bought it in a fair, in a small town of Portugal: Palmela or Setubal (I don't remember exactly).



4 May 2010

Wales

The leather bookmark from the United Kingdom.



Wales is a country that is a part of the United Kingdom, bordered by England to its east, and the Atlantic Ocean and Irish Sea to its west. Wales has a population estimated at three million and is officially bilingual; Welsh and English have equal status, and bilingual signs are the norm throughout the land. Wales has a distinctive culture including its own customs, holidays and music.
The capital Cardiff is the largest city in Wales with 317,500 people.

3 May 2010

Emily Dickinson

The bookmark with the photo of Emily Dickinson from the USA.



Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (1830 – 1886) was an American poet. Born in Amherst, Massachusetts, she lived a mostly introverted and reclusive life. After she studied at the Amherst Academy for seven years in her youth, she spent a short time at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary before returning to her family's house in Amherst. Thought of as an eccentric by the locals, she became known for her penchant for white clothing and her reluctance to greet guests or, later in life, even leave her room. Most of her friendships were therefore carried out by correspondence.

Although Dickinson was a prolific private poet, fewer than a dozen of her nearly eighteen hundred poems were published during her lifetime. Many of her poems deal with themes of death and immortality, two recurring topics in letters to her friends.

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