books, review, Wrap up

Reading Wrap-Up: January 2020

I'm trying to get back into blogging and what better way than by starting to talk about all the books I read in January? Books read: 5 (and 1 picture book not included) Pages read: 608 Stars: 1 (0), 2 (0), 3 (2), 4(2) , 5 (1) 1940s Fashion by Fiona Kay and Neil R.… Continue reading Reading Wrap-Up: January 2020

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Review: the Fashion Chronicles by Amber Butchart

Fashion history is my thing, and I absolutely adored Amber Butcharts series on famous paintings and their historical value to fashion historians. It was my biggest dream to become a fashion historian one day, and considering that will never happen, I can pretend by reading all the books about it! The Fashion Chronicles by fashion historian… Continue reading Review: the Fashion Chronicles by Amber Butchart

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Review: Queer, There, and Everywhere by Sarah Prager

Note: 'queer' is still seen as a slur by some people, and reclaimed by others. I prefer to use the term 'queer' to describe my own sexuality. This book also uses this because you can't put an identity on people that are no longer alive. Just because a woman has a relationship with a woman,… Continue reading Review: Queer, There, and Everywhere by Sarah Prager

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Favourite Non-fiction of 2018!!

I love non-fiction, and it really deserves more love than it's getting! So here's the list of my favourite non-fiction of 2018! 2018 was a really great non-fiction year for me, there weren't many books I didn't like which made this list extra hard. But I tried my best and here we are! (Psst, if… Continue reading Favourite Non-fiction of 2018!!

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Review: How to Grow a Baby and Push it Out by Clemmie Hooper

I love kids. I have always taken care of them, I was an au pair for a few years and studied to be a teacher for a while (they didn't want in the end, alas!) but the thought of being pregnant and pushing kid's out of me absolutely TERRIFIES me. Have you ever seen those… Continue reading Review: How to Grow a Baby and Push it Out by Clemmie Hooper

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Review: The 1940s Look by Mike Brown

It's no secret that I love mid century fashion, and books on it are some of my favourites! So today I'm going to talk about the 1940s Look by Mike Brown. Continuing interest in life on the Home Front during the Second World War means that the style of the 1940s has never been more… Continue reading Review: The 1940s Look by Mike Brown

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Review: Stories for boys who dare to be different by ben brooks

There's a really big trend on children's history books, and especially on women. I absolutely love it and own and have read most of them all ready! But then this book came along. It's about men and written for boys so at first I was skeptical: "Hm, finally there's something for girls and men have… Continue reading Review: Stories for boys who dare to be different by ben brooks

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Review: the Pug who bit Napoleon animal tales of the 18th & 19th centuries by Mimi Matthews

How can you read this title and NOT want to read this book? I love most animals, I'm also afraid of a lot, but who doesn't like a good animal story! From elaborate Victorian cat funerals to a Regency era pony who took a ride in a hot air balloon, Mimi Matthews shares some of… Continue reading Review: the Pug who bit Napoleon animal tales of the 18th & 19th centuries by Mimi Matthews

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Review: a 1950s Mother by Sheila Hardy

You may not know this about me, but I've been an au pair for a few years. I worked in three different military families, and I studied to be a teacher for a while, so childcare is something that's really interesting to me. When I saw this book was around about bringing up kids in… Continue reading Review: a 1950s Mother by Sheila Hardy