Books

The Medieval Queens Book Tag

I'm listening to You're Wrong About's episode on the Romanovs. This sad choice reminded me that Jessica tagged me in the Medieval Queens Book Tag. (I have a lot of feelings about the Romanovs.) This tag was created by Jess @ Jessticulates, btw. (Truly wonderful graphics at that blog.) Empress Matilda (1102-1167)After her father, Henry… Continue reading The Medieval Queens Book Tag

Books

Support Black Authors: #BlackoutBestSellerList

Perhaps you've seen the hashtags #BlackoutBestsellerList or #BlackPublishingPower on Twitter and Instagram. If not, here's a quick summary. Simple enough, yeah? If you need recommendations for books to buy, you've come to the right place. Here are a few books I'm excited about. BEFORE YOU BEGIN: Here are some Black-owned bookstores you can order from:… Continue reading Support Black Authors: #BlackoutBestSellerList

Books

Women’s History Book Tag

HAPPY MARCH! The VERY amazing Margaret @ Weird Zeal created this excellent original tag for Women's History Month (which is THIS MONTH! RIGHT NOW!) Margaret has "a lot of feelings" (same) and writes lovely, passionate reviews. She recently shared about her editing process, inspiring me to print out my own NaNo novel and give editing… Continue reading Women’s History Book Tag

Books

Bookish Christmas Book Tag

Happy Hanukkah, merry Boxing Day, blessed Yule, and joyful Kwanzaa. Would you believe I got BOOKS for Christmas yesterday? Two of them might be going in my Top Ten Books of 2019! IT'S WILD. Emer did this excellent Christmas tag that I'm using to wrap up my winter holiday. Enjoy your new books and leftover… Continue reading Bookish Christmas Book Tag

Books, Real Life

Holiday Book Shopping Guide

Whether you're buying gifts for friends and family or browsing for books for yourself, this list might help point you in a direction. I hope you find something you like. For the history buffs: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari The story of us in under 500 pages. The Anthropology of… Continue reading Holiday Book Shopping Guide

Entertainment, Music, Theater

Top Ten Favorite Hamilton Songs

EXPLICIT CONTENT WARNING No joke, I have several MONTHS-old drafts of this same post, but none of them ever felt right. Hamilton happens to be my partner's favorite musical, so that motivated me to (finally) finish. I tried to turn this into a list of my favorite Hamilton show moments, but all my favorite moments came from the… Continue reading Top Ten Favorite Hamilton Songs

Books

Christmas Cuisine Book Tag

I found an older post on Beth's blog chock-full of foods I've never heard of. The idea of a Christmas feast scares me (carrot casserole!?), but I couldn't resist the tag. Happy Christmas, Harry. Yule Log: A beautiful edition of a book that you won’t touch for fear of ruining it. I've almost purchased the… Continue reading Christmas Cuisine Book Tag

Books

10 Day Book Blog Post Challenge #10: Which genres do you not like to read?

I REACHED THE FINAL DAY. I won a badge! LOOK: I still have to write today's post. Let me just tear my eyes away from my victory. I just wrote about some of my least favorite genres, but today I have the chance to go into more detail. Generally, I do not read: Historical Nonfiction… Continue reading 10 Day Book Blog Post Challenge #10: Which genres do you not like to read?

Movies, Theater

R.I.P. It or Ship It Round 2

For round 2, I picked: Aaron Burr from Hamilton and Kylo Ren from Star Wars Background Most know Aaron Burr as the man who shot Alexander Hamilton. In the musical, his personality boils down to strategic passivity and resentment at playing second fiddle to the brash, inelegant Hamilton. Kylo Ren, the new trilogy's polarizing villain, idolizes… Continue reading R.I.P. It or Ship It Round 2

Music, Theater

MAKE-YOU-CRY MONDAY: The Ballad of Booth

Sondheim, Sondheim, Sondheim. Astonishingly bitter and wickedly funny. Better flow and rhymes than most mainstream rappers. I became a Sondheim fan after stumbling across "Company" on Netflix a couple years ago. The only downside to liking Sondheim is he's not what you would call an optimist. I've never seen "Assassins", but I've listened to its soundtrack many times.… Continue reading MAKE-YOU-CRY MONDAY: The Ballad of Booth