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Review: Atlas of WWII

By on December 7, 2018

Today, on the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, I have an excellent resource for those of us interested in learning more about WWII. I recently reviewed National Geographic’s Visual Atlas of the World, and while the topic of the Atlas of WWII is more focused, the breadth…


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Review: A Dangerous Duet

By on December 4, 2018

Looking for a book with a little bit of everything? Add this one to your list!

The main character of A Dangerous Duet, Nell, is a pretty badass woman for Victorian times. We meet her when she’s masquerading as a man playing piano at a music hall in order to…


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Review: A Spark of Light

By on November 29, 2018

Last year, after over a decade of ignoring Jodi Picoult’s novels — discounting them as romance-y chick lit based on one that I read in college — I picked up Small Great Things. It blew me away. When I heard she had a new novel coming out this year,…


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Review: Space Atlas

By on November 23, 2018

If space interests you at all, even a little, this book is a must-have. This beautiful collection of photographs and illustrations of our solar system and beyond combined with a mountain of information and facts is a perfect addition to any coffee table.

Featuring a foreword by Buzz Aldrin, Space…


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Review: The Allies

By on November 20, 2018

Story: The Allies by Winston Groom looks at the lives of the leaders of the three largest Allied forces of WWII. The opening chapters follow Winston Churchill’s rise through military and political ranks. Joseph Stalin is introduced as a bank robber in the next chapter which leads into his…

All Over the Map


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Review: All Over the Map

By on November 19, 2018

Ok friends, I have to tell you, All Over the Map caught my eye when we were selecting our TLC Book Tour books, but it REALLY caught my eye when it arrived at my apartment complex. When this large book came into my life, I was struck immediately by…

When Women Ruled the World


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Review: When Women Ruled the World

By on November 14, 2018

Egypt’s dynasties are full of secrets, and for good reason. The pyramids that stand today are engineering marvels; the dynasty histories rich in both physical wealth and stories alike. When Women Ruled the World therefore hails from a time of great substance, but also great mystery.

When I was a little…


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Review: Family Trust

By on November 13, 2018

The cover Family Trust is beautiful and eye-catching — the bright red a nod to the Chinese-American family it surrounds, the embossed gold design an indicator of their wealth. And, though it’s enough to make anyone give it a second glance, it was the description that drew me in….


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Review: Marilla of Green Gables

By on November 7, 2018

As an avid fan of Anne of Green Gables, I was delighted to discover that Sarah McCoy wrote a book about Marilla’s history. However, with such news comes inevitable trepidation. It’s rare for a prequel or sequel to live up to the original and the Anne of Green Gables…


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Review: Visual Atlas of the World

By on November 6, 2018

When was the last time you used a physical, printed map? No zooming in and out, no street view, no search boxes. I absolutely love geography and the physical sciences so I find maps fascinating. If you don’t, National Geographic’s Visual Atlas of the World may just change your…

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