Review: Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo

Review: Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls by  Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo

Sometimes you read a book and you feel so connected with it, you want your children, your cousins, your nieces and nephews, just all children and adults of the world, read it. Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls is one of those books. What if the princess didn't marry Prince Charming but instead went on to [...]

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Review: Witchcraft, a very short introduction by Malcolm Gaskill

Review: Witchcraft, a very short introduction by Malcolm Gaskill

Witchcraft is such an interesting subject. Almost all cultures have a form of witches and that's just so interesting. I learned a little bit about the history of witchcraft in high school, about the witch craze that went on for a few hundred years, but that's about it. Did this book fill the void of [...]

Review: Beauty, what it is and how to retain it by A Lady

Review: Beauty, what it is and how to retain it by A Lady

Y'all know that I love history and especially Victorian history and beauty history, so having found a book that is both my favourite topics combined, I can only love it, right? These are a just a selection of the many wisdoms given in the essential guide for women, Beauty, What It Is and How to [...]

Review: Swimming in the Steno Pool by Lynn Peril

Review: Swimming in the Steno Pool by Lynn Peril

Oh Lynn Peril... I love her books so much, and this one hasn't disappointed me! Millions of women have held the position of secretary, alternately lauded as a breakthrough opportunity and excoriated as dead-end busy work. From the female pioneers who infiltrated Capitol Hill offices during the Civil War to today’s tech-savvy administrative assistants, secretaries [...]

Review: the suspicions of mister Whicher or Murder at Road Hill House by Kate Summerscale

Review: the suspicions of mister Whicher or Murder at Road Hill House by Kate Summerscale

I mean, if you are going to write a book, give it a title that is about as long as the book itself, right? As you may know, I am OBSESSED with the Victorian era, and with detectives, so this book was right up my alley. Murder in Victorian England? Sign me up! I knew [...]

Review: Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management by Isabella Beeton

Review: Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management by Isabella Beeton

Oh, Isabella Beeton, such a short life and now known forever through this book. If you have any interest in Victorian history, you probably know about this book . This book reminds me a lot of "Things a Woman wants to Know", and essentially, it is. You get tips and tricks about all things in [...]