Happy Tuesday! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks us to share our auto-buy authors—in other words, authors whose books we would automatically buy without even really knowing what their new book was about beforehand. Personally, there are few authors whose books I would automatically purchase, but there are many authors… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Read by Auto-Read Authors
"The Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling author of "Founding Brothers" and "His Excellency "brings America's preeminent first couple to life in a moving and illuminating narrative that sweeps through the American Revolution and the republic's tenuous early years. John and Abigail Adams left an indelible and remarkably preserved portrait of their lives together in their personal correspondence: both… Continue reading FIRST FAMILY by Joseph J. Ellis | Review
The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789 is a comprehensive, cohesive, carefully crafted analysis of the transition from distinctly powerful states in America under the Articles of Confederation to a nation of united states under the newly ratified Constitution. By focusing on the brilliant men who made this shift possible-- George Washington, John Jay, Alexander… Continue reading THE QUARTET by Joseph J. Ellis | Review
Happy Tuesday!! As you have probably noticed by now, I'm pretty awful at sticking to TBR lists. Whenever I make one for a specific month, season, or read-a-thon I inevitably end up scrapping the entire thing and just reading whatever seems appealing in that moment. As a result, there are SO MANY books that I… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Meant to Read in 2017 (But Didn’t)
You know when you drive by a used bookstore and say to yourself: "Well, maybe I'll just pop in for a few minutes..." That happened to me recently, though a few minutes quickly turned into a few books making their way to the check-out counter with me. Sometimes you just can't help it... These are the… Continue reading An Accidental Book Haul
Happy Tuesday! I hope you're all doing well after the holiday season. I know that I always feel a bit blue, but Top Ten Tuesday never fails to cheer me up. This week I'll be sharing the Top Ten Books I Meant to Read in 2016 But Didn't Get To. My list of books was so… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Meant to Read in 2016 But Didn’t Get To
Happy Holidays, everyone! Now that Christmas is officially over, it's time for me to turn off the festive tunes and put away my Santa hat-- but not before one last Christmas-themed post! I haven't posted a book haul in a while, so I thought it would be a fun way to talk about some awesome… Continue reading More Books: Christmas Edition!
Author: Joseph J. Ellis Number of Pages: 290 Publisher: Vintage Release Date: January 28, 2000 "In this landmark work of history, the National Book Award—winning author of American Sphinx explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals–Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison–confronted the overwhelming challenges before them to set the… Continue reading Book Review: FOUNDING BROTHERS