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Annie Buck
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Book Review: Four Princes: Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent and the Obsessions that Forged Modern Europe by John Julius Norwich
Four Princes: Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent and the Obsessions that Forged Modern Europe by John Julius Norwich My rating: 5 of 5 stars Delicious. When you read non-fiction history, you often go in knowing that you're going to h...

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Book Reivew: The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner
The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Sound of Gravel is a harrowing read. It's the biography of Ruth Wariner, who was her mother's 4th child and her father's 39th. Ruth was the daughter of the "prophet" Joel LeBaron, a leader of C...

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Book Review: This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection by Carol Burnett
This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection by Carol Burnett My rating: 5 of 5 stars I thoroughly enjoyed Carol Burnett's memoir, "This Time Together". I loved Carol Burnett's show when I was a kid, I always thought she was a wonderful person, and her book ...

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Book Reivew: The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don't Have with People You Don't Like Doing Things You Don't Want to Do by Sarah Knight
The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don't Have with People You Don't Like Doing Things You Don't Want to Do by Sarah Knight My rating: 4 of 5 stars This little book is a hoot! In the midst of the funny, there are some...

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Book Review: I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith My rating: 5 of 5 stars I Capture the Castle was written by Dodie Smith in the forties, but it's set in the 1930's, after the Great War and during the Depression. It's narrated by a 17 year old girl named Cassandra, who l...

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Homemade Oven Cleaner Test
This is a tale of two outcomes. Two very different outcomes. How it happened: My oven was very dirty. So dirty that when I tried to bake pizzas, the stench of burning material filled my house. I reluctantly decided it was time to clean the oven. To my disma...

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Book Review: Then and Always, by Dani Atkins
Then and Always by Dani Atkins My rating: 3 of 5 stars Then and Always is the story of a young woman who wakes up after a terrible incident with a different life than she left. Rachel has two histories - they feature the same cast of characters, but the out...

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Book Review: Courtesan by Diane Haeger
Courtesan by Diane Haeger My rating: 3 of 5 stars To be clear, this is a work of fiction, based on a real person. Diane de
Poitiers existed, and she was the mistress of the King of France. Some
of the events from her life are represented in the book, and ...

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Book Review: The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World, by David Jaher
The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World by David Jaher My rating: 4 of 5 stars I won The Witch of Lime Street in a books giveaway quite some time ago. I put it on the stack and didn't remember it until I recently added s...

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OUTLANDER MANIA!!! Bookish Box Un-Boxing
A few months ago I ordered an Outlander Bookish Box. When it finally came, I was so excited I couldn't wait to do a video un-boxing. This is the result - an awkward, weirdly positioned video. It does show all of the cool items I received in my box: Bookish ...
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