From My Bookshelf: The First “New” Books of the Decade

Here with another Happy New Year greeting - this time From My Bookshelf. It's the first FMB post of the new year and new decade, so I thought it would be fitting to feature the books of my first 2020 book haul. On Saturday (January 11th) I drove over to a local used bookstore, primarily … Continue reading From My Bookshelf: The First “New” Books of the Decade

From My Bookshelf: Garden, Pearl, Tales

For the past few months I have made it a habit to organize/tidy up my bookshelves at the very beginning of the month. It's another great way to start the month off refreshed, and if you find organizing your shelves therapeutic like I do, it offers a few moments of calm before the onslaught of … Continue reading From My Bookshelf: Garden, Pearl, Tales

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Book Review: Clever Maids – The Secret History of the Grimm Fairy Tales

Clever Maids: The Secret History of the Grimm Fairy Tales  Valerie Paradiž Clever Maids was published in 2005, and includes illustrations by Walter Crane that were originally published in Household Stories from the Collection of the Brothers Grimm in 1886.  SYNOPSIS: Most people are familiar with the stories of Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, but very few know … Continue reading Book Review: Clever Maids – The Secret History of the Grimm Fairy Tales

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On the Road: Maine State Library

There's Something About The Maine State Library For the first time, I visited the Maine State Library and - surprise! - it was fantastic. My trip was prompted by the latest book chosen for the #AnHistorianReads book club. The library I frequent did not have a copy, and I could not request the book from … Continue reading On the Road: Maine State Library

From My Bookshelf: Silent, Secret, Bloom

This From My Bookshelf post is inspired by the spring equinox; I've chosen the following books because of their subject matter, covers, titles, and/or a combination of all three. This post features one of the few nonfiction titles living on my shelves, as well as an old favorite, and a childhood book: Silent Spring by Rachel … Continue reading From My Bookshelf: Silent, Secret, Bloom