culture, History, travel

My Case of Wanderlust: 5 Places I Want to Go in the Next 10 Years

I have a travel bug. Ever since I was little, I would get this itch to go somewhere new every two months or so. Even just going to the beach for a day trip was satisfying, I just had to see something new. Needless to say, it hasn’t gone away in recent years, it has… Continue reading My Case of Wanderlust: 5 Places I Want to Go in the Next 10 Years

Book Review, History, Worldview

Book Series Review: Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse - Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's… Continue reading Book Series Review: Percy Jackson and the Olympians

History, Photography, travel

12 of the Top Things To Do In Pennsylvania

Every year, my family takes a trip to somewhere new. We’ve gone done a bunch of different things over time, but this year we decided to do an educational trip to Pennsylvania. We spent three days in Philadelphia, a day in Hershey, and a day in Lancaster, and here are the top things we did… Continue reading 12 of the Top Things To Do In Pennsylvania

Book Lists, Book Review, History

Louisa May Alcott: Her Lesser Known (But Equally Wonderful) Works

Everyone knows Louisa May Alcott for her most famous book, Little Women (which BBC recently made into a tv mini series), but what many people don’t know is that she wrote several other books as well that are all just as wonderful as her most famous. So here is a list of the ones I… Continue reading Louisa May Alcott: Her Lesser Known (But Equally Wonderful) Works

Book Review, History

Book Review: A Defense of Honor by Kristi Ann Hunter

When Katherine "Kit" FitzGilbert turned her back on London society more than a decade ago, she determined never to set foot in a ballroom again. But when business takes her to London and she's forced to run for her life, she stumbles upon not only a glamorous ballroom but also Graham, Lord Wharton. What should… Continue reading Book Review: A Defense of Honor by Kristi Ann Hunter

Book Review, History

Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster… Continue reading Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Conferences, History, travel

The Janeite’s Dream Weekend

The Who: Teachers, college students, authors of Austen fanfic and related works, professors, and Jane Austen fans (AKA Janeites). The What: The Jane Austen Summer Program, which translates to four days worth of lectures, history lessons, discussion groups, elevenses, and dance lessons (which of course led to a Regency Ball). The Where: A combination of… Continue reading The Janeite’s Dream Weekend