Hey, Whatcha Reading? with Sa'iyda Shabazz

Hey everyone! This month, I asked my friend Sa'iyda Shabazz what she's been reading this month. Sa'iyda is a writer with Scary Mommy, Romper, and has had bylines in The New York Times, among other places! Check out her Facebook page here or give her a follow on Twitter @xoxSai. 1). What are you currently … Continue reading Hey, Whatcha Reading? with Sa'iyda Shabazz

Potential Period Film Fodder: Mary Bowser

When I first read Alyssa Cole's An Extraordinary Union, which is a historical romance about a free black woman spy named Ellen Burns who is sent to a Confederate household in Virginia during the Civil War to work undercover as a slave, I noticed in the author's note that Cole took much of her inspiration … Continue reading Potential Period Film Fodder: Mary Bowser

Potential Period Drama Fodder: Umeko Tsuda

For at least a few weeks, with some exceptions, I will be blogging about awesome historical figures who would make EXCELLENT subjects for period films or dramas. Their life stories are not the typical type we are used to seeing in the Western world, but let's be honest: we need to see different types of … Continue reading Potential Period Drama Fodder: Umeko Tsuda

5 Random Things I Learned From Historical Romance

This past weekend, I recorded an episode of Fuckbois of Literature, my friend Emily's podcast. It'll be out in about a month. We discussed Courtney Milan's The Countess Conspiracy. I had so much fun doing it (ahem, there may have been a rant or two)Because we read a historical romance book--and since historical romance is … Continue reading 5 Random Things I Learned From Historical Romance