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: Queens of the Crusades

Queens of the Crusades: England's Medieval Queens, Book Two Alison WeirNonfiction/History560 pagesExpected Publication Date: Feburary 23, 2021, from Ballantine Books The Crusades have fascinated the Western world since they began in 1096, when Pope Urban II called on the leaders of Europe to raise armies in support of the Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos as … Continue reading Book Review: Queens of the Crusades