Identifying a Family Photograph

Family photo from the early 1940s. My great grandmother is on the right. One of my classes this semester is a photography preservation class. Part of doing archival work around photographs involves identifying different photography processes. There are many ways of making a photograph, even from the earliest days of photography in 1839. Some photographs … Continue reading Identifying a Family Photograph

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 2016 Releases I’m Really Excited About

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature from The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is all about what 2016 releases we really meant to get to, but weren't able to read for whatever reason. My reading is almost always at least a year (if not a century) behind, so I actually like waiting … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 10 2016 Releases I’m Really Excited About

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 #51: The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

So the early Wonder Woman? Yeah, she was kind of a badass. And she is descended from some of the most influential suffragettes and women's rights leaders of the early twentieth century, owing debts to Margaret Sanger and Emmeline Pankhurst. Her creator also invented the lie detector (though the patented invention--the polygraph--would be created by … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #51: The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

Women Writers Reading Challenge #38: Princesses Behaving Badly by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

I listened to this book on a road trip with my grandparents. Nana and Papa came to visit us in Boise and then I drove back with them to spend more time with family and a girlfriend who flew in from out of town. The book was everything you could want from a trip read--it … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #38: Princesses Behaving Badly by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Women Writers Reading Challenge #23: Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes

I'm constantly intrigued, fascinated, and captivated by Italy. I have never been there, though I hope someday soon that will change, and yet I'm in love with the culture and the landscape. It's a place, in other words, that calls to me. Frances Mayes' memoir enabled me to deepen my understanding of the Tuscan landscape. … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #23: Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes

Women Writers Reading Challenge Book #19: Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton

They call this book a graphic novel, which is somewhat disingenuous as its more of a collection of various comics on various subjects. Some of the comics are absolutely hilarious, and it's clear that Kate Beaton has quite a gift for them, especially ones involving history and literature. However, I really disliked this book's lack … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge Book #19: Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton