Bookish for life

Anthropology graduate, anglophile, social justice activist, chocoholic, traveler and book lover from the German-speaking part of Switzerland, currently working in the renewable energy sector. Books have been my passion since before I could read.


Considering using this as a replacement for my Goodreads account, where I've been keeping track of what I read (audiobooks included). You can find a record of the dead-tree books I own on LibraryThing. As of now I haven't imported those yet.

Lucrezia Borgia: Life, Love, and Death in Renaissance Italy

Lucrezia Borgia: Life, Love, and Death in Renaissance Italy - Sarah Bradford Interesting analysis of Lucrezia Borgia's life using mostly letters, her own and that of contemporaries. Unavoidably there is also a lot of information on her famous father, Pope Alexander, and her brother Cesare, but I was especially interested in her life with her last husband, as Duchess of Ferrara. At times the author offers up too many details for my taste, listing exact menu or clothing minutiae, but the overall picture is very different from the common conception of Lucrezia Borgia as evil temptress and poisoner.