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Inventing the Victorians

If you have an interest in Victorian history, read this book. I mean it. Get it and read it. Matthew Sweet does a wonderful job of diving into the assumptions and mythology we have created around the Victorians. And tearing them apart. Since Mr. Sweet is a journalist by trade, he does a wonderful job […]

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I received this book when it first came out in 2012 as a Christmas gift. It had been given to me since I was excited to see a book connected to “The Giver” which I had read in middle school. When I went to the library years later (2015) to check out the audio book […]

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Fannie’s Last Supper

Getting my head around a review for this book has been difficult. On the one hand there are several good things about this book: It is full of interesting tidbits about Boston in the Victorian Era, it is full of good, researched historical facts, it has tasty recipes included, and it stays fairly interesting despite […]

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Nancy Clancy: Soccer Mania

If you’re like me and you insist on reading every Fancy Nancy book ever written, you’ll be excited to hear that Jane O’Connor has just come out with her 6th chapter book of another adventure with Fancy Nancy. I’m not a big soccer fan so I’d been putting this book off for a while (hence […]

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A Widow for One Year

John Irving is known for his odd characters, and this is no exception. The main characters are writers of various types and levels of success. The book is in 3 parts that cover different periods of time and focus on different characters, If you liked his other books, you will probably like this one. I […]

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