StoryGraph Saturday: African Europeans

StoryGraph Saturday is a weekly thing where I randomly choose a book from my To Read pile on StoryGraph and show it off to both remind myself that it’s there and to show it to you in case you might find it interesting, too. African Europeans: An Untold Historyby Olivette OtéléNonfiction/History304 pagesFirst published in 2019 … Continue reading StoryGraph Saturday: African Europeans

Book Review: The Bookseller of Florence

The Bookseller of Florence: The Story of the Manuscripts that Illuminated the Renaissanceby Ross KingNonfiction/History496 pagesExpected publication date: April 13, 2021, by Atlantic Monthly Press The rare book trade is not unique to the modern era. It has, in fact, been a staple of society since there were books to trade, whether said books were … Continue reading Book Review: The Bookseller of Florence

Book Review: The Women I Think About at Night

The Women I Think About at Night: Traveling the Paths of my HeroesBy Mia Kankimäki, translated from the Finnish by Douglas RobinsonMemoir/History416 pagesPublished November 10, 2020, by Simon & Schuster Forty-something Mia Kankimäki doesn't have children or a fulfilling job. But she does have a collection of what she calls her 'Night Women', women from … Continue reading Book Review: The Women I Think About at Night

Tudor Tuesday: The Thing About History

Welcome to Tudor Tuesday, an occasional blog series where I'll dive into the ocean that is the history of England's Tudor Dynasty, which ruled from 1485-1603. It's my favorite historical period, filled with dynamic people and events that prove that truth is stranger than fiction. I won't be writing one of these every week, because … Continue reading Tudor Tuesday: The Thing About History

Goodreads Monday: Sea People

Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia by Christina Thompson Nonfiction/History 384 pages Published March 2019 by Harper From Goodreads: A blend of Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs, and Steel and Simon Winchester’s Pacific, a thrilling intellectual detective story that looks deep into the past to uncover who first settled the islands of the remote Pacific, where … Continue reading Goodreads Monday: Sea People