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A School for Unusual Girls - Kathleen Baldwin

It’s 1814 and Georgiana Fitzwilliam is not the submissive, dainty, quiet daughter her high society parents expect in a daughter.  In fact, she’s a scientist (!)  and after setting the family’s barn and fields on fire (oops!) from a failed science experiment, she is sent to Miss. 329 more words

Strong Female Character

The Stargazer's Sister

I adored astronomy when I was a kid. I grew up in a small town, far from any large cities, and so all we had to do to see thousands of stars, or the planets, or comets, was to go out in the backyard and look up. 280 more words


Don't Let it Get Your Goat.

Beware of women, witchcraft, and the wilderness, because The Witch (2015) is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film featuring Zac Bertschy of Anime News Network and Kristina ‘ChibiUFO’ Foster. 31 more words

Greatest Movie EVER

Reading, watching, and writing historical fiction

So, I have a thing for period dramas and historical fiction. I’m not sure if I’ve talked about this specifically, but it’s probably pretty obvious from the number of posts I write on the subject. 247 more words

Books And Book Reviews

A Foray Into Historical Fiction

It’s time for some writerly chit-chat with author and writing mentor Sydney Smith. We’re both making a foray into historical fiction, a genre we haven’t written before.  1,239 more words


Book Review | The Passion of Mademoiselle S, Edited by Jean-Yves Berthault

Rating: 2.5 stars.

Short read: This is the story of a 1920s sexual tryst told through the highly explicit, if not slightly tedious, letters of an obsessive French mistress. 481 more words


Film Spot: Far from the Madding Crowd

I watched this movie right before my wedding and on my honeymoon. I was enchanted.

Set in the same time period (Victorian England, 1870-ish) as… 317 more words