Category: Historical Fiction

Get Swept Up In The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway

Get Swept Up In The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway

Salutations, Bookworms! I’ve been a book blogger for a while now, 8 months or so. I’m still not entirely sure what I’m doing, but I’m pretty sure I’m doing something RIGHT, because I recently got an email from a publisher offering me a free book! Now, this is not the first time I’ve been offered a book, but it IS the first time I’ve accepted one, since time constraints and/or… Read more »

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I've Got a Crush on You! And you, and you, and you, too!

I've Got a Crush on You! And you, and you, and you, too!

Hey There Bookworms, Before I get into today’s Top Ten Tuesday list, I want to take a moment to give a shout-out to the Hubs. That’s right, today Jim turns 31. Happy Birthday! The thing that makes this birthday extra super special is that it is ALSO the anniversary of our first date. The TENTH anniversary. (For a first date that took place on a 21st birthday, it was shockingly… Read more »

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Sorry, No Blog Today. April Fools! (The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani)

Sorry, No Blog Today. April Fools! (The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani)

Howdy Bookworms, I hope those of you who celebrate Easter have recovered from your chocolate bunny and jelly bean comas on this fine morning. It’s April Fool’s Day, but I’m not a fan of the holiday. I am a terrible liar, and I’m also embarrassingly gullible. Not a good combination. Plus, pranks have a way of turning mean, and I’m not a fan of meanness either. So. Let’s talk about…… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday: Most Recommended Books

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Recommended Books

Greetings, Bookworms! It’s Tuesday, and you know what THAT means. No, no, it is not time for tacos. (But dangit, now I want tacos!) It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday with The Broke and The Bookish! Today they’ve asked me to list out the ten books I recommend most often. So. Without further ado… 1. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I have foisted this series upon countless friends. I love to… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday: The Shelf of Shame

Top Ten Tuesday: The Shelf of Shame

Greetings, Bookworms! You know when you’re in a bookstore, browsing, and you get sucked in by picking up a title in the bargain bin? How about when you have grand intentions of bettering yourself and pick up a pile o’ classics only to watch them collect dust on your shelves? We’ve all got the shelf of shame. And the ladies at the Broke and the Bookish? They want us to… Read more »

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Tutu Girls Walk Into a Barre: The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan

Tutu Girls Walk Into a Barre: The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan

Bonjour, Bookworms! Please excuse the pun, I cannot help myself. I’m incorrigible. Today we are taking a trip to 19th Century Paris as we discuss The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan. I don’t know about you, but when I think of ballet, I think of frothy tutus and toe shoes. I danced growing up, so I can tell you that dance apparel is not inexpensive. Thus, I was surprised to… Read more »

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Astray by Emma Donoghue and The World's Oldest Profession

Astray by Emma Donoghue and The World's Oldest Profession

Cheerio, Bookworms! There are some really awesome book bloggers out there, did you know that? Jen at The Relentless Reader was tweeting about cleaning out her bookshelves a while back and offered up her ARC of Astray by Emma Donoghue. How nice is that?! (The answer is SUPER NICE.) So anyway, I was like “Oh please pick me!” And she was like, “I don’t even think you’re a little bit… Read more »

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Tropical Paradise meets Tragic Disease: Moloka'i by Alan Brennert

Tropical Paradise meets Tragic Disease: Moloka'i by Alan Brennert

Aloha, Bookworms. This month’s selection for the “My Neighbors Are Better Than Your Neighbors” book club was Moloka’i by Alan Brennert. It’s set in a tropical paradise (Hawaii, if you hadn’t guessed by my greeting) but the subject matter was anything but a luau. Leprosy! What do you know about it? Before reading this book, I knew surprisingly little. I knew that when lepers were depicted in movies about the… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Characters in… Historical Fiction!

Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Characters in… Historical Fiction!

Greetings, Bookworms. I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “OMG I have been waiting ALL WEEK to read another LIST written by Katie at the behest of The Broke and The Bookish!” I live to serve, my friends. This week we got to pick our top ten characters from any genre. I decided to go with Historical Fiction because I love it so so so much. Also, I’ve read a… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday: The Language of Romance

Top Ten Tuesday: The Language of Romance

Hola, Gusanos de Libros! I just spoke SPANISH. Badly probably. Whatever. Today is Tuesday which means… TOP TEN TUESDAY with The Broke and The Bookish! Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, today’s theme is, appropriately, Top Ten Romances (ooh la la!) <— See that?! FRENCH! Without further ado, I shall list for you the Top Ten Greatest Romances in the History of Literature… And Time Eternal. (I have… Read more »

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