Overview: A Lifelong Passion: The Letters of Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story If you’ve been reading my blog religiously, you already have a good idea of my interest in history, namely the history of royal families. I’ve mentioned my enduring love for the movie Anastasia before, thanks to the Don Bluth film of the same… Continue reading Book Review: A Lifelong Passion: The Letters of Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story
Overview: Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen The wives of Henry VIII intrigue me because their story is a mix of salacious scandal, religious upheaval, politics of monarchy, and familial betrayal. It’s the kind of history that has something that appeals to everyone. In high school I found an old book about Katherine of Aragon… Continue reading Book Review: Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen
Overview: Where’d You Go, Bernadette? Bernadette Fox hates Seattle. It’s always dreary, full of hipsters, and populated by helicopter moms who seem to have nothing better to do than get on Bernadette’s nerves. She hates leaving her run-down historical home, and most social interactions send her into an anxious tizzy. Bernadette’s only motivation to step… Continue reading Book Review: Where’d You Go, Bernadette?
Overview: Rebel Bully Geek Pariah Rebel Bully Geek Pariah brings together high school classmates who would never be seen together at school. Sam, the Pariah, has become very good at being invisible, which has been necessary due to bullying she’s endured over the scars on her head. Andi, former Barbie, current Rebel, drags Sam along… Continue reading Book Review: Rebel Bully Geek Pariah
Overview: My Holiday in North Korea When you look at your list of countries you want to travel to, North Korea isn’t a country that usually comes to mind. Wendy Simmons felt differently, and luckily shares her vacation with us in My Holiday in North Korea: The Funniest/Worst Place on Earth. Despite her knowledge of the… Continue reading Book Review: My Holiday in North Korea
Overview: Girls on Fire In November 1991, good-but-boring Hannah Dexter undergoes a transformation. After the suicide of football star Craig Ellison, Hannah locks eyes with new girl Lacey Champlain during the school mandated morning silent prayer. Hannah notices mysterious and rebellious Lacey staring at her and when their eyes meet, Lacey flips off the heavens.… Continue reading Book Review: Girls on Fire
Overview: A Court of Mist and Fury **Warning: This post will contain minor spoilers about the plot of this book so if you want to go in blind, stop reading now!** Three months after defeating Amarantha and being reborn as High Fae while Under the Mountain, Feyre suffers in the Spring Court. Guilt over the two… Continue reading Book Review: A Court of Mist and Fury