2016 Books, Book Lists, Book Reviews

One Summer by Bill Bryson

A lot happened in the summer of 1927: Charles Lindbergh made his historic flight across the Atlantic, Babe Ruth was closing in on his home run record, and President Coolidge took a three month vacation in South Dakota, to name a few things. Bill Bryson's book One Summer is an in-depth look at just about everything that… Continue reading One Summer by Bill Bryson

2015 Books, Movie Reviews

The Hollow Crown: Henry IV, Part I

Confession time: About fifteen minutes into this film I had to go get my copy of the play and follow along. I could hardly understand what anyone was saying, and it was difficult to understand the plot. There are a lot of people in these plays, and none of them go by their real names! If… Continue reading The Hollow Crown: Henry IV, Part I

2015 Books, Book Lists

Shakespeare’s Histories

One of my long-term goals is to read through all of Shakespeare's works. Last year I started on his history plays, which was a larger undertaking than I realized. I only managed to read one--Richard II-- during 2014. This year, I'm determined to finish three more by January 1. I thought I'd share the process here… Continue reading Shakespeare’s Histories