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Review: Fairies by Skye Alexander

Are we surprised that someone named Skye wrote a non-fiction book about Fairies? No. An enchanting treasury of fairy lore! Around the corner, behind the bushes, and just out of sight…fairies have spent hundreds of years weaving their way in and out of our homes and gardens to spread their magic. Featuring folklore, mythology, and…… Continue reading Review: Fairies by Skye Alexander

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Review: Swimming in the Steno Pool by Lynn Peril

Oh Lynn Peril… I love her books so much, and this one hasn’t disappointed me! Millions of women have held the position of secretary, alternately lauded as a breakthrough opportunity and excoriated as dead-end busy work. From the female pioneers who infiltrated Capitol Hill offices during the Civil War to today’s tech-savvy administrative assistants, secretaries…… Continue reading Review: Swimming in the Steno Pool by Lynn Peril

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Review: Dangerous Days on the Victorian Railways

I love the Victorian Era. It’s so incredibly fascinating to me! But a book about the history of TRAINS? I never thought I would read a book like this, but my love for Terry Deary is big enough for me to read it. The Victorians risked more than just delays when boarding a steam train…… Continue reading Review: Dangerous Days on the Victorian Railways

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Review: the suspicions of mister Whicher or Murder at Road Hill House by Kate Summerscale

I mean, if you are going to write a book, give it a title that is about as long as the book itself, right? As you may know, I am OBSESSED with the Victorian era, and with detectives, so this book was right up my alley. Murder in Victorian England? Sign me up! I knew…… Continue reading Review: the suspicions of mister Whicher or Murder at Road Hill House by Kate Summerscale

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Review: Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management by Isabella Beeton

Oh, Isabella Beeton, such a short life and now known forever through this book. If you have any interest in Victorian history, you probably know about this book . This book reminds me a lot of “Things a Woman wants to Know”, and essentially, it is. You get tips and tricks about all things in…… Continue reading Review: Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management by Isabella Beeton

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Review: Dangerous Day in the Roman Empire by Terry Deary

It’s been too long since I talked about another Terry Deary book, so here we are! This time we are going to talk about the Roman Empire, an era which I’m not really interested in, but it being written by Terry Deary, I HAD to read it! The blurb delivered, this is a really funny…… Continue reading Review: Dangerous Day in the Roman Empire by Terry Deary

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Review: Pink Think by Lynn Peril

As I mentioned in my blogpost about Betty Cornell’s Populiarity Guide, I really like vintage things. So, what was it like to be an actual girl or woman in those mid century times? Lynn Peril writes really great non-fiction books, my review about College Girls is also a book written by her. She writes funnily, not…… Continue reading Review: Pink Think by Lynn Peril