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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

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Butterfly Display DIY – Inspired by Deanna Raybourn’s A Curious Beginning

While reading Deanna Raybourn’s A Curious Beginning the continuous mention of displayed butterflies made me wonder why I did not have anything similar decorating my house. I am not a scientist by any means, but I love having bits of nature around to create a more tranquil environment. The more I thought about it the…… Continue reading Butterfly Display DIY – Inspired by Deanna Raybourn’s A Curious Beginning

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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

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Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God is one of the definitive works of feminist, African-American and twentieth-century literature. The life of Janie Crawford runs rich with the daily struggles and little triumphs of every woman. Even though, in a sense, every story has already been told, it is in the way Janie tells…… Continue reading Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston