2015 Reading Challenge: 20 Books Read

This year, I am aiming for 42 books counting toward my challenge. I've finished book 20, so here we go with the list:11. Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler. Fictional biography/Historical Fiction/1920s/1930s. 3 stars. Review.12. The Crack-Up by F. Scott Fitzgerald, edited by Edmund Wilson. Personal Essays/Letters/Writers' Notes/Writing. 3 stars. 13. Black … Continue reading 2015 Reading Challenge: 20 Books Read

Random Jacobite History Lesson, Part 2

Ready for Random Jacobite History Lesson Part 2?William and MaryAs long as James II's heir was one of his Protestant daughters, people seemed to be okay with putting up with James's Catholicism. But a son superseded the daughters, so when James' wife gave birth to a  son, Parliament was like "oh hell no" and began … Continue reading Random Jacobite History Lesson, Part 2

Random Jacobite History Lesson Part 1

I listened to an Outlander-related podcast today, where they explained the whole Jacobite movement which is a big part of Outlander and Dragonfly in Amber. It occurred to me that, since my friend Jess is reading Dragonfly in bits and pieces--and I'm the history nerd in my triumvirate of besties--that I'mma try to explain the Jacobite … Continue reading Random Jacobite History Lesson Part 1