Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Historical Periods

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature brought to you by the ladies at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is a rewind--we're supposed to pick a past topic that we wanted to do but couldn't (or from a time when we weren't yet blogging). A while back there was a topic about … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Historical Periods

Women Writers Reading Challenge #48: A Scented Palace by Elisabeth de Feydeau

The full title of this work on non-fiction is A Scented Palace: The Secret History of Marie Antoinette's Perfumer, which really helps to explain the whole premise of the biography. Jean-Louis Fargeon was a man with Republican leanings and an aristocratic clientele, and his story gives insight into how the country was split by the French Revolution. … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #48: A Scented Palace by Elisabeth de Feydeau

Baking for Bookworms: Fried Potatoes from Baroness Orczy’s The Scarlet Pimpernel

Every once in a while there's a book that'll leave a bad taste in your mouth. I was really eager to read The Scarlet Pimpernel, as it's a book that many people regard as classic historical fiction, which happens to be one of my favorite genres. I already knew the general story line, and wanted to … Continue reading Baking for Bookworms: Fried Potatoes from Baroness Orczy’s The Scarlet Pimpernel