Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite 2016 Reads Set Outside of the US

Just realized this post did not go through last week! My apologies. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature from The Broke and the Bookish. This is an awesome topic because, speaking as an American, so much of the content we consume is U.S.A. centric, and features mainly white, male characters. So this is a … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite 2016 Reads Set Outside of the US

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

2015 Women Writers Reading Challenge-Book #10: The Blind Contessa’s New Machine by Carey Wallace

This book should have been really depressing as it's about a young, vibrant woman who goes blind. But it doesn't feel that way, it feels more like a fairy tale (but it's really based on the true story of the woman who inspired the first typewriter). It caught my eye in the library because it … Continue reading 2015 Women Writers Reading Challenge-Book #10: The Blind Contessa’s New Machine by Carey Wallace