Tissot, James. October. 1877. Oil on canvas. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, CA.
I'm finally reading Fingersmith, you guys!!! I'm not very far in, but I can't wait to see where this twisty read takes me. Keep scrolling for this week’s Book Beginnings and The Friday56… Book Beginnings is a bookish meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the... Continue Reading →
The Silent Companions, Laura Purcell First Published: October 5, 2017 Expected US Publication: March 6th, 2018 The Silent Companions is a well-crafted historical ghost story told in multiple timelines. It's an eerie, evocative novel that brilliantly blends the supernatural and the psychological. During the mid-nineteenth-century, a newly widowed young woman is sent to wait out her pregnancy... Continue Reading →
Reader, I can't get enough of the Victorian era. Before bidding farewell to #Victober, I wanted to talk about some of my favorite books set (i.e. not written) during this fascinating period of history. I love Victorian novels, but I also love contemporary works with Victorian settings. So without further ado, here are 15 Books Set... Continue Reading →
Since #Victober is wrapping up and Nonfiction November is about to kick off, I thought this would be the perfect time to highlight some Nonfiction Reads About the Victorian Era. This is a fascinating period of history; one full of rapid change, progress and innovations that make our own modern lives possible. Some aspects of... Continue Reading →
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme created by The Broke and the Bookish blog. I've created my own topic this week in celebration of #Victober: Top Ten Victorian Novels* *I'm defining Victorian novel as one written in Britain during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901) Note: these are in no particular order Jane... Continue Reading →
Reader, I'm joining #Victober 2017. How could I possibly resist a readathon that combines three of my favorite things: Booktube, Victorian literature, and the month of October?! Victober is a monthlong readathon hosted by the lovely booktubers: Kate Howe, Ange from Beyond the Pages, Katie from Books and Things, and Lucy the Reader. The goal is... Continue Reading →
Three Men in a Boat: To Say Nothing of the Dog, Jerome K. Jerome Originally Published 1889 After self-diagnoses of almost every ailment under the sun, friends George, Harris, and J. decide to take a break with a leisurely jaunt up the river Thames. Naturally, not everything goes to plan for this absurd trio, and... Continue Reading →