Books · Inspiration

Suspenseful and Sinister Autumn Reads

I am not really one for horror stories, but I do love a good suspense and the occasional “spooky” read. As Halloween is creeping up I thought I would share my top thirteen Autumn – esk reads in hopes that you might enjoy them too. For younger readers: The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown – Charles…… Continue reading Suspenseful and Sinister Autumn Reads

Books · Reviews

Rasputin: A Short Life – Frances Welch

I picked this book up for a variety of reasons. One: I have a degree in Russian History focusing on Imperial Cultural and Intellectual history. Two: Having taken several classes on Russian history I have found that while Rasputin is mentioned he always appears as a side note and this has left me wondering what…… Continue reading Rasputin: A Short Life – Frances Welch

Books · Reviews

A Curious Beginning – Deanna Raybourn

Despite this book being called “A Curious Beginning” I feel it could very well be a stand alone. However, that will not stop me from reading the rest of the series. This mystery novel placed in Victorian England follows a forward thinking, dare I say feminist, lepidopterist (butterfly hunter) in search of the meaning behind…… Continue reading A Curious Beginning – Deanna Raybourn