Book Review: “A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II” by Sonia Purnell

I've now completed two non-fiction books in a row (I've completely given up on Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil because it's just drudgery), and I feel like I still enjoyed Endurance better, because the reading wasn't as dense. That's not to say that this story of Virginia Hall is to be skipped: … Continue reading Book Review: “A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II” by Sonia Purnell

First Impression Friday: “The Last Castle” by Denise Kiernan

I think this may be one of the only posts I'm able to remember to do every week. First Impression Friday was started by JW Martin @ Storeys of Stories, where you give a short preview of the book you're currently reading and how you think you'll end up rating it. This week, I'm working … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The Last Castle” by Denise Kiernan

Book Review: “Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary” by Martha Brockenbrough

This is a book I came across a few months ago at the library (although I'm writing this in the beginning of October, so I found this the last week of September), and since it had Hamilton on the front, of course I picked it up. I have a deep obsession with Alexander Hamilton, thanks … Continue reading Book Review: “Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary” by Martha Brockenbrough

Book Recommendation: “Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch” by Sally Bedell Smith

A few years ago, I went through a Tudor phase. I bought a few books by Margaret George (Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, along with Mary Queen of Scots). I never finished Mary, but I read the other two cover-to-cover as quickly as I could. If you remember the "Dear Diary" series of historical books from years ago … Continue reading Book Recommendation: “Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch” by Sally Bedell Smith