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2019 Reading Plans

2019 Reading Plans

This is the time of year where you see reading challenges, goals, and plans galore. The Goodreads Challenge that you set for yourself, the Popsugar and Book Riot challenges that push you to diversify your reading, and those country reading lists floating around on Pinterest. […]

The 5 Best Book Posts of 2018

The 5 Best Book Posts of 2018

One constant in my life, no matter what I am going through, is reading. You will never find me without a book on hand for a spare moment, and I’m one of those people who reads three books at once. Although book posts can be […]

Christmas Eve Reading Plans

Christmas Eve Reading Plans

I think that all of us have seen those Pinterest and Facebook posts about how in Iceland you exchange books on Christmas Eve and then spend the evening reading them. (Although, I’ve seen a lot of pushback from people living in Iceland on whether or […]

The 5 Best History Books to Gift! (Blogmas 2018)

The 5 Best History Books to Gift! (Blogmas 2018)

I have already shared my gift guide for historians and history buffs, but I have had quite a few more requests specifically for history books that people can give as a gift. Although my voracious reading habit can sometimes be a pain (there is never enough […]

The Lure of Beautiful Books

The Lure of Beautiful Books

I will admit to being one of those people who is all business with their books. I only read appendices if I specifically need information from them, I tend to only read short dedications (sorry, authors!), and pictures? Not really necessary. Or, I used to […]

History of Christmas Books

History of Christmas Books

Today’s post is a quick intro to a few of the historical sources I like to use for my history of Christmas posts and research. What I love about the history of Christmas is that it is very approachable and quite often uses cultural and […]

Reading the Book Behind the Movie

Reading the Book Behind the Movie

Every year, there are a handful of movies released that are based on books. We see countless listicles of “Books You Should Read Before Seeing the Movie” all over our Facebook pages, and booksellers everywhere urge us to read the books on our screens. As […]

Are Reading Challenges Helpful?

Are Reading Challenges Helpful?

If you are any sort of social reader, you have probably heard of reading challenges. All sorts of sites and groups create and sponsor them, and in the age of publicly documenting everything, readers jump on them. You update sites, Instagram, your bullet journal with […]

Vintage Royal Reads

Vintage Royal Reads

I am really trying to limit the number of physical books I purchase- as I’m hoping to move in 3 years, I really can’t move all of my books across the ocean! I either try to borrow them from the library, buy an e-book, or […]

October 2018 Upcoming History Books

October 2018 Upcoming History Books

I am quite excited to start a new monthly series here today! While the name of my blog already implies it, for those of you who don’t know, I am trained as an historian. Although I’m not currently working in the field, I am still […]