2017 Books, Book Reviews, Uncategorized

What is it About the Tudors?

When I was a kid, I read a lot of historical fiction geared towards young readers. One subject I remember reading about a lot was the Tudor dynasty--Henry VIII and his six wives. There was one book written from Elizabeth I's perspective, one from Mary Tudor's perspective, even one, I believe about Lady Jane Grey.… Continue reading What is it About the Tudors?

2017 Books, Book Reviews

We Two: A Royal Love Story

As I'm sure you're all aware, today is William and Kate's sixth wedding anniversary. I'm not sure if I've shared my Kate Middleton obsession on the blog, but I have spent time writing about the British royals, from Queen Elizabeth II to Netflix's new drama The Crown to PBS's show Victoria.  You also might know that I was… Continue reading We Two: A Royal Love Story

2016 Books, Book Lists, Book Reviews, Uncategorized

The Year of Lear by James Shapiro 

It's been a while since I've been able to write a new book review, so today I'm excited to share The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 by James Shapiro. In case you haven't been reading the blog long, I'm a bit of a Shakespeare-a-holic, just to warn you. I've written a bit about why I… Continue reading The Year of Lear by James Shapiro 

What I learned from Alexander Hamilton.
2016 Books, Book Lists, Book Reviews

What I Learned from Alexander Hamilton

Happy Fourth of July! As we celebrate American independence today, I thought I'd share my review of Ron Chernow's biography Alexander Hamilton. The hardcover version of Chernow's book is about 818 pages long. And those are about 818 reasons why I opted for the audiobook version--which clocks in at a whopping 36 hours and 2 minutes… Continue reading What I Learned from Alexander Hamilton

2016 Books, Book Reviews

When Books Went to War by Molly Guptill Manning

It's no secret that I am a book lover--just take a minute to glance around at some of the posts on the blog. As a dedicated bibliophile, I'm always looking for books about books--books that tell me more about why we love to read and why reading matters. When Books Went to War by Molly… Continue reading When Books Went to War by Molly Guptill Manning

Book Lists, Book Reviews, Insipration, Uncategorized

Six Nonfiction Books for Your Beach Bag

  Summer vacation means a lot of things--long days, rising temperatures, and maybe--if you're lucky--a trip to the beach! Typically when I think of a good "beach read," I think of a really interesting fiction book that grabs your interest and transports you to another place. But why should fiction books get all the love?… Continue reading Six Nonfiction Books for Your Beach Bag

Book Lists, Book Reviews, Reading Tips

Six Books for Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day! I hope you are all having a nice holiday--complete with burgers and barbecue and sunshine. I think it's important to stop on this holiday and think about those who have given their lives for our country, so today I've chosen six books about our troops to give you a chance to learn more about… Continue reading Six Books for Memorial Day