My name is Sahara Rós.
I do think it’s ironic to be an Icelander named after the biggest desert in the world, but here I am, named after the largest cat litter spot in the world.
My love for reading and history goes way back. I was the strange kid who got to choose any toy to buy in Toys R Us, but decided to buy a book on world history. I asked for an Icelandic viking book collection for my 13th birthday and by that time decided I was going to become a historian and an archaeologist. However, after having spent a summer doing garden work as my first job, and encountering tons of spiders, I decided that I could not work with spiders. Therefore, archaeology was off the table for me as a career path. However, my love for reading has always remained. Not only do I love reading about history, but I love reading all kinds of book genres. You can imagine my joy when I discovered the historical fiction genre.
I am one of those whose interest in the Tudors was sparked after watching the 2008 The Other Boleyn Girl movie, starring Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson and Eric Bana. It’s that simple. For some reason the 16th and 17th century fascinates me in general, but the Tudor period takes the biggest place in my historical heart.
Fortunately, I have been able to combine my love for history to my love for literature. I am currently finishing my degree in English and translations and will start my master’s program in editing and book publishing in the Fall of 2019. Since I very much enjoy what I am studying, I would love to use my free time to share my passion for Tudors and literature with you on this website.
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