★★★★★ HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY! I was not expecting to like this book as much as I did since it is out of my norm for reading genres. I do like historical fiction, but its usually still packed with action, mystery, intrigue. This is not an action-packed book and to be honest not that much… Continue reading Book Review: Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
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.
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
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.
As an author, it can be a fine line to walk in reading for work and reading for fun. I have been studying the French Revolution so much lately in preparation for writing my next book that every word felt like a task to complete...not exactly relaxing, though not unenjoyable either. But it definitely isn't the same as curling up in bed, setting my little pillow on my lap to prop up my book, and disappearing into the mind and hearts of familiar characters I have come to love as friends and family.