England on Five Dollars a Day #BriFri

Welcome to British Isles Friday! British Isles Friday is a weekly event for sharing all things British — reviews, photos, opinions, trip reports, guides, links, resources, personal stories, interviews, and research posts. Join us each Friday to link your British-themed content and … Continue reading →

It’s Monday! Cinco de Mayo edition

Happy Cinco de Mayo! It’s finally feeling like spring here. We had a glorious day yesterday and looking forward to another today. Lots of bookish fun on the blog this week: 11 random facts about me for Readers’ Workouts Books … Continue reading →

What Am I Reading? A Monday Reading post because I’ve lost track

Did you see the Full Moon? I missed the eclipse but had a rare opportunity to take photos of the moon at the Missouri Botanical Garden. For British Isles Friday, I posted about a cooking class for British foods with … Continue reading →

Steampunk, costermonger, and poetry — Monday reading

The first British Isles Friday blog hop worked great last week! We had many participants with a variety of posts from book reviews to TV show commentary to trip photos — including a description of tea with the Queen! Check … Continue reading →

The Murders of Richard III & other books I read last week — Monday Reading

Bloggiesta was so fun! I loved that it was four days this time. I had time to both socialize and get things done. I joined in all the Twitter chats, at least for a little while, and loved visiting other blogs … Continue reading →

Clockwork Universe and Quicksilver — Monday Reading

I’m so looking forward to Bloggiesta! Will you be participating? I intend to write my sign up post this afternoon. My Sunday was mostly spent organizing my reading plans so I could join the Spring Reading Thing and Once Upon … Continue reading →

Sunday Salon — February 23

Good morning! Time: // 8:33 am. The scene: // Cloudy and cool — but our snow is all gone after some rain and unseasonably warm days. Listening to: // Nothing. I should probably fix that. Reading: // Too many books. … Continue reading →

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

Have you ever thought of writing memoir? Do you ever write blog posts that read like memoir? The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing and Life by Marion Roach Smith will help! I’m hosting an hour-long virtual book … Continue reading →