Tag: history

Speed Kings by Andy Bull: Review and Giveaway!

Speed Kings by Andy Bull: Review and Giveaway!

Happy Monday Bookworms! Let me tell you a story about bobsledding. No, not THAT story about bobsledding (I’m assuming you immediately thought of the classic and heartwarming film, Cool Runnings. That’s where my head went, anyway.) But I’m talking old school bobsledding. Back when it was all sexy and dangerous. Oh yeah, you didn’t know that bobsledding was sexy and dangerous? Well you WOULD know that if you’d read Speed Kings:… Read more »

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Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff

Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff

Salutations Darling Bookworms! I love learning new things. I think that’s sort of a bookworm thing, no? Unfortunately, a lot of times I struggle with reading non fiction (with the exception of memoirs.) Thank heaven that audio books exist! I recently downloaded Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff from my local library and holy cats! I went into this book knowing virtually nothing about Cleopatra and came out of it… Read more »

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Confession Friday: I’m a Historical Figure

Confession Friday: I’m a Historical Figure

Hey Bookworms! It’s Friday! I haven’t been to ye olde confessional in a long time, but there’s something I need to get off my chest. It’s no secret that I adore historical fiction with an intensity that likely isn’t healthy. Sometimes I get so swoony over Jamie Fraser (or something totally unrelated to Jamie Fraser. I mean, not EVERYTHING is about Jamie Fraser, right?!) that I put on a wistful face and… Read more »

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On Gold Mountain by Lisa See: A Lesson in Reading the Synopsis Before Purchase

On Gold Mountain by Lisa See: A Lesson in Reading the Synopsis Before Purchase

Hey Bookworms, How is everyone doing today? I just finished slogging through Lisa See’s On Gold Mountain. It taught me a very important lesson. You should always read the synopsis of a book before you click purchase. This was on sale for the kindle so I snapped it up thinking, “Oh Lisa See! Always such great tidbits on Chinese cultures- quick reads too!” No. No, no, no. This book was not fiction…. Read more »

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