History Repeating

A WW1 army emergency hospital during the Influenza pandemic of 1918. Zoom in if you can. Almost everyone has a mask… uselessly dangling from their necks. Look familiar?! Featured image: “A policeman wearing a flu mask speaks to a maskless man during the Spanish flu pandemic in San Francisco in 1918. California State Library.” From Business…

What I Am Reading

I am only a few chapters into The Great Influenza, but I can say with confidence that this is a fascinating read. It is a lot more technical than I expected, especially regarding the history of medical practices in the US. Turns out, I barely knew anything about the history of medicine!

MCPL Winter Reading Challenge

It’s been a hot second since I’ve posted anything about books. I assure you, that does NOT mean I have not been reading! This is my second year entering the contest and I love it. The Facebook group is great, I loved seeing everyone’s posts about what they were reading. I definitely added A LOT…

What I Am Reading

It’s cold and rainy here, so I’ve lit all my candles, poured myself some whiskey, and am going to escape to the 14th century Highlands (where they have surprisingly modern hygiene standards and feminist ideals! 😂) Originally, my GoodReads Reading Challenge was to finish 20 books. It’s April 14 and I’ve already met my goal,…

What I am Reading

I’m pretty proud of myself! Since finishing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in September, I’ve actually made good on my promise to finish the entire Harry Potter series before December 31. I’m almost 25% into the last book and it’s not even Thanksgiving yet! Even more amazing is that I’ve exceeded my 2019 Reading…

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

I thoroughly enjoyed Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. I could hardly put it down! In fact, most nights I had to force myself to stop reading so I could get a full night’s sleep. I read a handful of reviews before I finished reading the play. The 1 and 2 star reviews are unfair,…

What I Am Reading

Easing into this overcast Sunday with a heart wrenching true story of a murder conspiracy in 1920’s Oklahoma. I also recommend the “Osage Tribal Murders” documentary on Amazon Prime; same story but with archive footage, interviews, and more photos.

Interred With Their Bones

I couldn’t put the book down! The story was fast paced and engaging. The characters were believable and though I foresaw one twist, I was genuinely surprised by the others. The reviews I read lambasting the novel for not being historically accurate are unfair, I think. The book clearly identifies itself as a novel and…

What I Am Reading

Easing into Saturday with a Shakespeare Conspiracy Theory! I’m 75% done and am at that agonizing crossroads—desperate to find out how it ends while also hoping it never does! I highly recommend. This is a fast paced novel, shifting between modern day and the early 17th century. It reminds me of everything I loved about…

Reading with Dad

My Dad turned 65 today. He is a major influence in my life, and I credit him as one who instilled in me my love for reading. Whenever he had the night off, he’d read to us. It was then that we were introduced to Little House on the Prairie, Tisha, and Mutiny on the…