Regency Writer and Gender Roles

“We don’t get many opportunities to be honorable.” “And that bothers you.” “I won’t bore you with complaints about being too rich or too privileged. It’s like saying, ‘They’ve given me far too much delicious cake.’” I’m reading a historical (Regency) romance novel right now that kicks off a series based on a group of…

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Five Books to Read in the Winter

I’m a big theme-reader. When I get interested in a topic or a holiday rolls around, I tend to read a lot of books related to it. (See: That time I read 12 books about mail order brides and women homesteaders during the railroad boom across the States.) In the summer, I scour the backs…

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A Good Place to Start with Historical Romance

By now you’ve probably noticed I love books and read lots of them, of all types, including romance, so: If you aren’t a historical romance reader yet, Courtney Milan’s The Brothers Sinister series is a great place to start and currently on sale for $4.99. Or the first book in the series, The Duchess War, is free…

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Reading Update, by format

I used to read books only on paper, then I started reading ebooks at night because it was easier to hold an e-reader or phone in bed than a whole book, then after I realized I like podcasts, I gave audiobooks a try. And now I rotate between all three formats constantly, without a real…

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Reading Update: Hello, non-fiction & romance novels.

I’ve read at least 84 books this year, putting me ahead of schedule to hit my goal of 115. (I know I’ve missed documenting a few, so once I add those in, I bet I’m at almost 90. So I also bet I’ll go over my goal number before the year is out. 😀 ) Last…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books By and/or Featuring Feminists 101

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. There’s a new topic every week inviting everyone to share their lists. This Week’s Topic: Top Ten Books That Would Be On Your Syllabus If You Taught (?) 101 — And my 101 course would be: Books by and/or featuring feminists.…

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