Book Posts This Week

Battle of the Books – Memoirs What was a better memoir – Power Forward or Yes, Chef?

Great Irish Books to Read

Fair Game – The werewolves are out of the closet!


Around the Internet

The Spring Cleaning Giveway hop is going on.  I’m giving away a stack of books.  Enter here!



Trish is doing a Day in the Life event this Friday.  Details here.

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Do you like Shakespeare?  Alexa is looking for guest posts for her Shakespeare themed week in April.  Details here.


Reading This Week

Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star BallerinaTaking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina by Michaela DePrince

“The extraordinary memoir of Michaela DePrince, a young dancer who escaped war-torn Sierra Leone for the rarefied heights of American ballet.
Michaela DePrince was known as girl Number 27 at the orphanage, where she was abandoned at a young age and tormented as a “devil child” for a skin condition that makes her skin appear spotted. But it was at the orphanage that Michaela would find a picture of a beautiful ballerina en pointe that would help change the course of her life.” from Goodreads

Born to Rule: Five Reigning Consorts, Granddaughters of Queen VictoriaBorn to Rule: Five Reigning Consorts, Granddaughters of Queen Victoria by Julia P. Gelardi

“Here are the stories of Alexandra, whose faith in Rasputin and tragic end have become the stuff of legend; Marie, the flamboyant and eccentric queen who battled her way through a life of intrigues and was also the mother of two Balkan queens and of the scandalous Carol II of Romania; Victoria Eugenie, Spain’s very English queen who, like Alexandra, introduced hemophilia into her husband’s family—with devastating consequences for her marriage; Maud, King Edward VII’s daughter, who was independent Norway’s reluctant queen; and Sophie, Kaiser Wilhelm II’s much maligned sister, daughter of an emperor and herself the mother of no less than three kings and a queen, who ended her days in bitter exile.” from Goodreads