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#224 ~ I Never Saw Another Butterfly

I Never Saw Another Butterfly edited by Hana Volavkova When I signed up for Anna and Serena‘s War Through the Generations 2009 Reading Challenge, Jill from Fizzy Thoughts offered to send me her copy of I Never Saw Another Butterfly, a compilation of drawings and poems written by children detained in the Terezin Concentration Camp […]

#168 ~ The Firemaster’s Mistress

The Firemaster’s Mistress by Christie Dickason Kate Peach, a young woman who was orphaned by the plague, has been forced to serve as Hugh Traynor’s kept woman and servant-girl in London to gain his protection so that she can use her glove making skills to make an income without being part of the guild.  Prior […]

#166 ~ Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Happy Memorial Day everyone! I am happy to be Jamie Ford’s tour host today as part of his Pump Up Your Book Promotion blog tour. I won a signed ARC copy of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet from Marcia at The Printed Page last year and have been looking for an opportunity […]

#160 ~ Coventry

Coventry by Helen Humphreys During World War II, the city of Coventry was bombed during a long, terrible night of destruction. Coventry, a novel by Helen Humphreys, takes us through that night through the eyes of Harriet, a war widow from World War I and Maeve a single mother of a nearly grown son. That […]

Magic, Religion, and Science Since 1400

After reading my Q&A with Thomas Robisheaux, Professor of History at Duke University, Devourer of Books asked if he could make a reading list available for his favorite course to teach, MAGIC, RELIGION AND SCIENCE SINCE 1400.  Tom sent me the syllabus for Spring 2009 and I thought that I would share it with all of […]

#153 ~ The Last Witch of Langenburg

The Last Witch of Langenburg: Murder in a German Village by Thomas Robisheaux I don’t typically read a great deal of non-fiction.  I most often read for pleasure and my choice is almost always fiction.  I was excited, however, to receive an offer from W. W. Norton to read this book.  I’ve been interested in […]

A Visit with Thomas Robisheaux

My second installment in all things witches this week is a question and answer session Thomas Robisheaux, Professor of History from Duke University.  While the Blue Devils couldn’t count on their basketball team to lead them to glory during March Madness this year, they have much to be excited about in Professor Robisheaux.  He wrote The […]