book reviews, reading

Hamilton Fun Facts from the Play and Ron Chernow’s Book

Recently, I started reading Chernow's Hamilton. Of course, the inspiration to read this came from watching the infamous Broadway play on Disney+ this past July. I am only 18% through the book according to my Kindle, but there are so many fun facts I have learned already, so I thought I would share some with you.

book reviews, reading

Book Review: “Make Something Good Today” Memoirs by Ben and Erin Napier

I was so excited to finally start this non-fiction memoir of Erin and Ben Napier! I had just finished the mammoth fourth book in the Outlander series and was looking for something short and sweet to read, and this surpassed all my expectations of that.

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Revolutionary Belle’s Reading List

I am currently researching for my upcoming historical fiction/ fairytale mashup of "Beauty and the Beast" with the French Revolution. Belle is the main character, of course, and yes, she loves to read anything she can get her hands on! Her father is a successful trading merchant for Versailles and he always brings her back a book from wherever he goes. Her favorite is Gulliver's Travels, because she hopes to get out of France someday and...continue reading on blog

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Book Review: “Drums of Autumn” by Diana Gabaldon

This book is different from most of the others in the fact that it is not only from Claire's first-person perspective. It also follows Roger Wakefield (Mackenzie) and Brianna Randall (Fraser) in the third person. I like that the author chose to write it this way because what's happening with these other characters that Claire doesn't get to be present for is very important to the story, but having Claire be first-person makes me feel like I have a special connection with her above all the other characters, like I am her when I'm reading because I can get inside her mind.

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French Revolution Timeline for my Upcoming Historical Fiction Loosely Inspired by “Beauty and the Beast” (And yes, I’m obsessive and it’s extensive)

I have compiled an extensive (and a bit obsessive) timeline of the French Revolution for my upcoming Historical Fiction. It's my first time writing a novel like this so I have not left out a single detail I've come across, not sure what I'm going to use, though I'm sure a ton of it will not make the cut. Enjoy!