I come by it honestly

This is my dad. He actually came out of the book store with more books than me or my mother! Books have never been a “splurge” purchase in our family.

Furiously Happy!

A few years ago, a friend introduced me to Jenny Lawson via her blog. Then I found her book, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. and I’ve never looked back. I love her raw approach to seeing the darkness of the world with tongue-in-cheek. I’m not quite half way done with Furiously Happy, but I tell you what,…

What I am reading…

I have long been fascinated by Eleanor of Aquitaine. Her power and influence mixed with the mystique and raw sexuality associated with her story – what’s not to be fascinated by?! For over a decade, I have read anything and everything I possibly could about her. This book by Mr. Turner is by far the…

First books of the year!

The first books I’ve bought in maybe a year? They had all the books I needed except one. Let’s get the 2018 Reading Challenge moving!! All the books I bought are re-reads except Murder on the Orient Express. I cannot lie and say that I enjoyed the most recent movie version (Kenneth Branagh was a poor choice…

Drinking while Reading

The Science of Game of Thrones was AMAZING! Hilarious, insightful, informative, and entertaining — if you’re a fan of the book or movie series, you will love it so much.

I need your help!

I have long been fascinated by early British history, but am having a really hard time finding reliable sources over that time, unless they are about Eleanor of Aquitaine and that era. Does anyone have any recommendations for books or documentaries over the following: Queen Bertha of Kent (born c. 539) Emma of Normandy, queen…

Drinking while Reading

This is my third day of Winter break, but only first day (truthfully, half day) of wellness. So why not celebrate with a mildly gross detox “tea” in a mug I gifted myself while reading a gigantic history of the making of one of my favorite classic movies?

What I am reading…

I have long been fascinated with Viking history. This book merges one thing I love with another: ancient British history! I am not that far into it and find a lot of it rather confusing, to be honest, but Emma appears to be a fantastic historical figure: strong and powerful in a time that did…

What I am reading…

I’ve been fascinated by Old Hollywood since I was a kid, so I was very surprised to learn that I know almost nothing about the legendary Barrymore family. I am not that far into The Barrymores: Hollywood’s First Family, but I cannot help but fall in love with this family… and their dedication for keeping…