Blogs I Read, October 2016

Back again with the Blogs I’m Reading for October 2016! The autumn seems the perfect time to cozy up and spend some time catching up on blogs and discovering some new ones. I have to say, to everyone who features a blog roll or posts of their favourite bloggers on their site, thank you!! I can’t tell you how many fantastic blogs I have found through others’ recommendations. I’m also discovering more blogs through Instagram! (Insert praise of social media here.) Without any more adieu, this month’s blogs!


Not Capulet

I always look forward to Juliet’s posts- much of her posts are on make up and beauty, a topic which I need as much instruction in as humanly possible! Her blog is easy to read and relateable, and her make up recommendations and tutorials are not overwhelming to follow (that can be a rarity). I also love that she is open and honest about the rest of her life! Favourite posts? Entertainers Blogger Award and The End of an Era!

Curiouser and Curiouser

I have come to realise that I. Love. Book Blogs. I love that there are bloggers that take reading seriously while still just enjoying the books! Also, what I also love about Amy? She has an MA in Medieval and Early Modern Literature- someone else who studied their passion at a higher level!! Although she has no idea who I am, I feel rather akin to her. If you read at all, you need to stop, take a few moments, and catch up with Amy. Favourite Posts? Book Review: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and  2016 Classics Challenge!

Love From Abbie

Abbie is a wonderfully varied blogger who writes on any number of topics- beauty, fashion, lifestyle, goals, travels, and anything else you might enjoy. Her posts are detailed but not ridiculously long, and just a great amount of fun! I love that she covers normal, every day topics that I can actually imagine happening to me- that is becoming quite rare. Favourite Posts? Afternoon Tea and Cornwall!

The Freelance History Writer

I love that Susan Abernathy puts so much of her time and devotion in to researching and writing historical pieces! As someone who also studied history in university who isn’t directly using her degrees after, I look forward to each and every one of her posts. A medieval historian isn’t overly easy to find, especially not one as talented and insightful as Susan. The fact that she also loves royalty doesn’t hurt at all! Favourite Posts? Mary, Queen of Scots and St. Albans Cathedral!

Honourable Mention

Right Here at the Barre

I don’t know that I fit the typical “adult dancer” type- I have danced for my entire life, going through graded and vocational exams with the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus, and am now taking advanced adult classes at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. That being said, I love being able to read and follow along on other adult dancers’ journeys, be they continuing on from when they were a tot or starting fresh for the first time. She is honest and refreshing, and her love for ballet is genuine! Truly a gem of a blog. (Also spotted: A WESTIE.) Favourite posts? Ballet is Hard and New Shoes and Ballet Blues!

What have you been reading lately? 

Until tomorrow,
The Historian!


4 thoughts on “Blogs I Read, October 2016

  1. Susan Abernethy October 5, 2016 / 9:06 am

    Dear Historian, Thank you so much for highlighting The Freelance History Writer. It is very much appreciated. I see that in addition to sharing an interest in medieval history and royalty, we also both love Westies! I have two boys.


  2. Amy October 20, 2016 / 10:11 am

    Thank you so much for including me and my blog in this lovely post! We should talk about Medieval history and literature sometime 🙂 It’s always nice to find someone as passionate as you are about a subject, even though ours are slightly different.

    Also, thank you for introducing me to Right Here at the Barre! I used to do ballet and I’m so happy to be introduced to a dance blog 🙂


    • anhistorianabouttown October 20, 2016 / 6:12 pm

      I’m so glad that you enjoy it- I find that there aren’t many ballet blogs out there, and most of them are dance parents, not dancers. I have a few others I will be sharing in November!!

      I would love to chat on medieval lit!! Other than my Chaucer and King Arthur courses in my undergrad, my medieval lit knowledge is sorely lacking. I always want to delve back into it but I feel like I need to do more background readings first :s

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      • Amy October 26, 2016 / 4:50 am

        Chaucer’s work is so funny and that really shocked me when I first read it. One of my lecturers could actually speak Middle English with the proper pronunciation and accent and it’s such a fantastic language. I wish I could do that. Arthurian legends are some of my favourite pieces of literature and I love how they’ve inspired writers through the ages, like Edmund Spencer, Lord Tennyson, and even Tolkien. I need to read more of the Matter of Britain stories.


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