1666 was a watershed year for England. It was the year of the Great Plague; the eruption of the second Dutch War, the clash between two great powers which ultimately ended in one of the English military's most humiliating defeats; and the Great Fire.
It's time for a wee roundup of the week from Instagram. Tea, kitties, Margaret Atwood, and more!
The first month of the year is over and done with and it has been a busy time for reading. At the beginning of the year, I decided that I wanted to draw up some reading resolutions. How did I do? Let's see: Books read: The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet: Becky Chambers … Continue reading January Reading Round-up
One of my favorite parts of December (other than Christmas cheer, family, friends, and all that) is the influx of 'best books' lists. It's one of the best places to get some seriously good recommendations and see what you've missed over the year. It's a little late to be getting going with one of thse … Continue reading Best Books of 2016
For as long as I can remember, my family has had three Christmas traditions: a standing rib roast and Yorkshire puddings for Christmas dinner, not-so-sneakily buying each other gifts we would immediately ‘borrow’, and visiting the local bookshop the day after Christmas. From Borders (RIP) and Vromans in Los Angeles, to Hatchards and Waterstones here … Continue reading Starting the Year Right: The Christmas TBR Pile and Other Reading Resolutions