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Highlights on What I’ve Been Reading While I’ve Been Away

     So while I’ve been away from this blog these past few months, I still have been reading. Not as much I would have liked or hoped, but enough to find some really enjoyable books in the process. Here’s … Continue reading

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Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff

Title: Cleopatra: A Life Author: Stacy Schiff Published: 2010 Genre: Nonfiction: Biography; History Pages: 304 Rating: *** 1/2 Her palace shimmered with onyx, garnets, and gold, but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Above all else, Cleopatra was … Continue reading

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The Race Underground by Doug Most

I received this book as an ARC by the publisher in exchange for an honest review; this in no way effected my views and on this book as described below. Title: The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible … Continue reading

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Nonfiction November Week 2: Be the Expert

       It’s the second week of November and that means that we are on our second topic of Nonfiction November! This weeks topic is hosted by Kim! Here’s what we are discussing this week: Be the Expert/Ask the Expert/Become … Continue reading

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The Medieval World: An Illustrated Atlas by the National Geographic Sociey

Title: The Medieval World: An Illustrated Atlas Authors: John M. Thompson (main); Dan O’Toole (sidebars); Bethanne Kelly Patrick (book outline); Lauren Pruneski (world maps and thematic spreads); Tiffin Thompson (city spreads); and Roderick Martin (chapter 1) Published: 2009 Pages: 364 … Continue reading

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The Vikings: A History by Robert Ferguson

Title: The Vikings: A History Author: Robert Ferguson Published: 2009 Genre: Non-fiction: History Pages: 384 Rating: *** From Harald Bluetooth to Cnut the Great, the feared seamen and plunderers of the Viking Age ruled Norway, Sweden, and Denmark but roamed … Continue reading

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A Day in a Medieval City by Chiara Frugoni

Title: A Day in a Medieval City Author: Chiara Frugoni Published: 1997 Genre: Non-fiction; History Pages: 177 Rating: *** An opportunity to experience the daily hustle and bustle of life in the late Middle Ages, A Day in a Medieval City provides … Continue reading

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