Unknown English Artist. Queen Elizabeth I ("The Coronation Portrait"). c. 1600. Oil on panel. National Portrait Gallery, London.
After taking a look at the unread books sitting on my bookshelves, I thought it would be fun to compile a list of 20 titles that I'd most like to pick up in 2020. This isn't a super strict TBR list that I'm going to absolutely hold myself to out of fear of punishment from... Continue Reading →
4,000 pairs of shoes confiscated from prisoners at the Majdanek concentration camp. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C. US.
Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, that spotlights the upcoming releases that we can’t wait to read. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Breaking the Spine. You can find out more here. This week I’m waiting on: The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie... Continue Reading →
One hundred years ago today, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the First World War officially came to an end. It's an incredibly sobering and momentous anniversary. While I plan to spend some time diving back into Testament of Youth this afternoon, there are many books about WWI still on my... Continue Reading →
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. This week I’m waiting on: The Victorian and the Romantic: A Memoir, a Love Story, and a Friendship Across Time by Nell Stevens Expected Publication Date: August 7th, 2018 From Goodreads: History meets... Continue Reading →
Here's what I've been reading on the Internet this week: -I love a good coming-of-age novel, and Book Riot makes sure I won't run out of titles to check out any time soon, with their 50 Must-Read Coming-of-Age Books list. -This fascinating piece of history about Breach of Promise cases: Revenge of the Jilted... Continue Reading →
Here's some of what I've been reading on the Internet this week: -I'm so excited for Women's History month this year! I'd like to read all of these 13 Nonfiction Collections About History-Making Women pleaseandthankyou. (via Bustle) -Smithsonian on Why We Need to Start Building Monuments to Groundbreaking Women. -I love finding forgotten objects left... Continue Reading →
On this day 100 years ago, some British women were granted the right to vote. The Representation of the People Act of 1918 was passed on February 6th, 1918, establishing voting rights for women who were over 30 and: a property owner, a University graduate voting in a university constituency, a member of government, or married to... Continue Reading →
There's exactly one week to go before the premiere of Season 2 of Netflix's The Crown. If you can't wait another second, here's a list of 12 books to read before (or even after) you binge watch. Nonfiction Young Elizabeth: The Making of the Queen by Kate Williams Kate Williams highlights the childhood, adolescence, early marriage, and... Continue Reading →