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“Espionage, Sophronia had learned, was tough on petticoats.”

I finished Waistcoats & Weaponry earlier this week. It is the third book in Gail Carriger’s Finishing School  series and the best one yet. I laughed out loud many time because the language is so sharp and witty. 220 more words

YA Literature


17. Short Bread, Scotch. INGREDIENTS. — One pound flour; eleven ounces soft butter; five ounces loaf sugar in powder; candied peel or blanched and sliced almonds for decoration. 194 more words

Gail Carriger

Curtsies & Conspiracies

by Gail Carriger

3/5 stars

I’d rather be loyal than right.

Sophronia is back, and is about sixth months into her schooling. That means its time for exams.

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Book Review

Library Loot: Waistcoats and Weaponry

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by The Captive Reader and Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. 124 more words


Real Life VS Fairy Tale

Lately I’ve been finding it awfully difficult to discern my real life from the world that I’ve been so diligently writing about.  I’m not sure if it’s simply because I am lacking the sleep I need to properly function and no matter how much caffeine I take in, it will never make up that deficit or if it is something else altogether. 310 more words


Candied Peel

16. Candied Peel. INGREDIENTS. — Winter citrus, may include orange, lemon, lime, and citron; loaf sugar; spring water.

Mode.– Cut the citrus fruit long ways, and take out all the pulp and as much pith as possible. 277 more words

Gail Carriger

All Boarding Schools Are Not Alike

I have never attended a boarding school, nor did I ever want to.  I’ve always been introverted, and I don’t think I could have handled having to eat every meal with crowds of people or not having a room to which I could escape. 672 more words