I fell in love with Glennon Doyle Melton on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday talking about truth, her life, her faith and being a love warrior. I watched last Sunday and now I’ve inhaled [...]
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Do you remember Alan Parker’s film, “The Commitments,” about a band formed from the North side of Dublin during the 80s (based on the book by the hilarious Roddy Doyle)? If you [...]
I haven’t read a lot of Bernard Cornwell’s books, I didn’t know about his series “The Saxon Stories,” on which the 8-part series that’s kept me up late for the [...]
We’re here. We had a great flight with Delta and Virgin Atlantic – Virgin re-confirmed my opinion of its service excellence. I love them. Kate marveled at everything – even the [...]
I’ll tell the truth, shall I? I have been a bit annoyed with some of the historical fiction I’ve read recently. It is my fault for choosing too many books with the storyline [...]
When Diana Gabaladon‘s “Outlander” first came out in print twenty-three years ago (damn, how time flies), I remember it took me just two days to devour the entire 600 page [...]
Pierre de Bocosel de Chastelard (1529-1563) was famous for nothing until he surprised Mary, Queen of Scots in her bedchamber (twice) and she had him hanged. It is a fascinating story to tell on [...]
John Kelly’s account of the Irish potato famine is a thoroughly researched and smoothly written story of the events that led to the famine and efforts to bring relief. In The Graves are Walking: [...]
I’ve read Tolstoy‘s Anna Karenina twice, first when I was 12—precocious, no? And again a few years ago. I’m not sure it is my favorite story —tragic ending and so forth. But [...]
- Geri, The History LadyIt is true what you say in your blog, Jude La...
- “Anna Karenina,” | The Black Tortoise | The Black Tortoise[...] Production gets in the way of acting in...
- Geri, The History LadyYou are right! It will just confirm your opin...
- Cynthia RobertsonI first read it at an early age too (influenc...
I’m back home, after an excruciatingly long flight from Scotland that involved at least eight hours of flight delays. I was sorry we picked the day I returned to bring home our new puppy, [...]