Come Celebrate Jenna’s Birthday!

GUYS IT’S JENNA’S BIRTHDAY!!! Jenna is one of the best people I know and also an amazing talent. In case you’ve been living under a rock, her next novel is going to be coming out in April and you should get hyped! In honor of her birthday I’m going to treat everyone (who doesn’t already […]

Favourite Author Spotlight – Stephanie Thornton

  Stephanie Thornton is one of my absolute favourite authors in the wonderful realm of historical fiction (and most other realms too). She has made it her mission to pluck obscure women from history and breathe new and vibrant life into them. I pretty much just wait impatiently for all of her new works, but […]

Favourite Author Spotlight – Maria V Snyder

Maria V Snyder is one of my favourite authors (in case you hadn’t guessed by my What I’m Reading blog posts :P) and so today I’m spotlighting her. She crafted the worlds of Sitia and Ixia, the former a wild land of magic, the latter a strict military regime, in which her Study/Glass series takes […]

Favorite Author Spotlight – Robert Munsch

Robert Munsch is a crazy fun children’s author that has dozens of books out. I remember reading a lot of his work when I was in elementary school and they were all a delight. I’m sure anyone my age will remember him fondly. My personal favourites are Something Good, Stephanie’s Ponytail, I Have To Go!, […]

Favorite Author Spotlight – Carolyn Meyer

I haven’t read anything about Carolyn Meyer for a few years, but I have fond memories of her books growing up. They were pieces of literature that fueled my love of history and historical fiction: Beware, Princess Elizabeth Doomed Queen Anne Mary, Bloody Mary Patience, Princess Catherine Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess Isabel: Jewel of […]

Telling the stories of women

I’m having a staycation this week and I had the fortune of watching the Ascent of Woman hosted by Dr. Amanda Foreman. Foreman brings to life a plethora of amazing and influential women who made their voices heard and exerted considerable power in their worlds. The entire series is completely fascinating and it made me […]

A Secret History – A story of Desperation and Redemption

I adore A Secret History: A Novel of Empress Theodora by Stephanie Thornton. I’ll warn of spoilers, though the protagonist is a historical figure, so pretty much any research into her would result in spoilers too. The story is rich in detail and characterization and she expertly writes scenes that provoke an emotional reaction to […]

Brotherly Love in Literature

Today is my brother’s birthday so I thought a fitting blog post would be to pick out the most memorable brothers from books that I’ve read. It occurs to me as I scour my collections that there are not a lot of brothers in the books, or at least not a lot of ones that […]

What I’m Reading – Poison Study and Magic Study

I had almost forgotten how much I love Poison Study. It’s been out for 11 years now and was the debut novel by Maria V. Snyder. It is one of many fabulous books in her collection. I’ve read it a couple times, but decided it was time for a re-read and I devoured it in […]

What I’m Reading – Moonlight Over Paris

I just finished reading Moonlight Over Paris by the wonderful Canadian author, Jennifer Robson. Moonlight Over Paris is her third book, fitting loosely with her first two novels. This novel features Lady Helena Montagu-Douglas-Parr who was the jilted fiance in her second novel, After the War is Over. I quite enjoyed the dichotomy of culture […]