Category Archives: History

First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: Becoming Queen by Kate Williams

First Chapter, First Paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.  Anyone can play — just copy the first paragraph of the first chapter (or prologue) and include a picture of the book cover. Leave your link at … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Well, this time last year, I was writing about what an amazing year I had had reading over a hundred wonderful books.  I was looking forward to reaching for a higher goal this year but then, life interfered, as it … Continue reading

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The Triple Agent: The al-Qaeda Mole Who Infiltrated the CIA by Joby Warrick

The Triple Agent: The al-Qaeda Mole Who Infiltrated the CIA is a true story based on extensive research and told in an immensely compelling way.  Two-time Pulitzer-winning author/journalist Joby Warrick begins his prologue at the CIA base Khost, formerly a Russian … Continue reading

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First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: The Triple Agent by Joby Warrick

First Chapter, First Paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.  Anyone can play — just copy the first paragraph of the first chapter (or prologue) and include a picture of the book cover. Leave your link at … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Dec. 23/16

On My Bookshelf features books waiting on my shelf, books I’ve recently heard of, and ones I want but don’t dare buy until I’ve read at least a dozen books that are waiting on my shelf.  Here are a few … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Birthday Boys by Beryl Bainbridge

Welcome to my Sunday Reblog. I came across this write-up about a book that shed an (I think) entirely new light on Captain Scott of Antarctica fame. I’m thinking I’d like to read something else about Scott first but I’m … Continue reading

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Modern Slavery #FLslavery

This is something a bit different for my Sunday blog.  Rather than a reblog, I want to talk about a topic that has been popping up a lot in my experience lately:  modern slavery.  I heard a speaker about a … Continue reading

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