Movie Trailer Monday: The Spanish Princess

The latest adaptation of Phillipa Gregory’s historical novels is The Spanish Princess. Combing The Constant Princess and The King’s Curse, the miniseries will focus on Katherine of Aragon, Henry VIII’s first wife. This is a sequel to The White Princess. The ensemble cast includes Downton Abbey‘s Laura Carmichael as Margaret Pole, the Queen Elizabeth of […]

Beat the Backlist Challenge 2019

Like the last two years, I’ll be participating in this challenge hosted by the Novel Knight. The challenge has really helped me knock some series off my To Be Read list and stay on track for reading. If I already have a list of books I want to get to that year picked out, I’m […]

My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadow, and Brodi Ashton

If you are like me, you loved My Lady Jane two years ago. My Plain Jane is my most anticipated book this year. So much so I bought the Owlcrate to get the exclusive edition, which wasn’t only signed but it just happened to be my favorite color, purple. This is the true story behind […]

YALSA Hub Challenge Book 19: In The Shadow of Blackbirds

My next, and final book since I haven’t been able to find the time to finish Lexicon with starting my new position, is In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters. It’s a creepy supernatural historical tale accompanied by some fantastic pictures from the time. The novel follows sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black during the Spanish […]

YALSA Hub Challenge Books 15 and 16: Boxers and Saints

The graphic novels Boxer and Saints by Gene Luen Yang are historical fiction. And I must say, I’m really getting into these Graphic Novels! While I have heard of the Boxer Rebellion, I don’t know much about it. Now I do. In the 1890s the Chinese public was becoming increasingly hostile to the “foreign devils” […]

YALSA Hub Challenge Book 13: The Nazi Hunters

The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb is one of this year’s nonfiction award winners. It tells the tail of how one of the world’s most notorious Nazis, Adolf Eichman, was tracked down and brought to justice.   Bascomb weaves this true story in a way that is […]