Tag: History

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6 Ways I’m Keeping My Head Screwed On in August

Happy First Monday of August, friends! When I settled in my writing nook to compose this post, I had Anne Shirley’s quote, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers” running through my head…except I mentally replaced “Octobers” with “Augusts.” Not that August is my favorite month. It’s actually my least favorite, haha. But I’m trying–I’m really trying, y’all–to keep my upper … Read More 6 Ways I’m Keeping My Head Screwed On in August

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Women of Substance, Part 1: CIRCE

Disclosure: This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links, meaning I receive a small commission if you make any purchase through links marked clearly with an asterisk, at no cost to you. Please read my full disclosure for more info. All this while, I have been a weaver without wool, a ship without a sea. Yet now look where I sail.” –Madeline Miller, Circe Welcome to Part One … Read More Women of Substance, Part 1: CIRCE

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Book Review: “Becoming Mrs. Lewis”

Disclaimer: This review deals with some adult subject matter, so if your kiddos are reading my blog or if you’d rather not hear me complain about One Particular Quoted Passage, feel free to ignore this post. Just ignore it entirely. It’s okay, we’re good! 🙂 “The love story of C.S. Lewis and his wife, Helen Joy Davidman Gresham, was improbable–and seemingly impossible. Their Eros-story … Read More Book Review: “Becoming Mrs. Lewis”

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Movie Review: “Midway” (2019)

Disclosure: This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links, meaning I receive a small commission if you make any purchase through links marked clearly with an asterisk, at no cost to you. Please read my full disclosure for more info. Greetings from isolation, peeps! Except for a quick Walmart Pickup which didn’t even require going into the store, I’ve been at home for a full week. No … Read More Movie Review: “Midway” (2019)

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TV Review: “Chernobyl”

Disclosure: This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links, meaning that I receive a small commission if you make any purchase through my links marked clearly with an asterisk, at no cost to you. Please read my full disclosure for more info. I don’t like it when my dad goes on business trips–but what I do like is when he comes home and tells us about all … Read More TV Review: “Chernobyl”

Rediscovering the Saints of Old

For the past six months or so I’ve immersed myself in church history, and it has been glorious. It’s also been a humbling, frustrating, and empowering experience. For one thing, I’ve seen that there really isn’t anything new under the sun: most (if not all) of the struggles the Church faces today have plagued her at some point or another in the past 2,000 … Read More Rediscovering the Saints of Old

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Summertime Mini-Reviews in 100 Words or Less

A year ago I did 6 Movie Reviews in 100 Words or Less. Today, amid preparations for our annual “deep housecleaning” and continuing the long, hard slog of finishing Lionhearted 4.0 (finally hit the halfway point, thank goodness), I’m once again setting for myself this fun little summertime challenge! Here are four mini-reviews for you in 100 words or less: one TV show and three movies. … Read More Summertime Mini-Reviews in 100 Words or Less

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The D-Day Blogathon: “Band of Brothers” Spotlight

Last month, Eva of Coffee, Classics, & Craziness and Hamlette of Hamlette’s Soliloquy announced they’d host a “blogathon” in honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. They encouraged the blogging world to write about the Normandy landings, and if we liked, we could review books, movies, and TV shows on the subject. These articles would then be featured on their sites between June 6-8 … Read More The D-Day Blogathon: “Band of Brothers” Spotlight

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TV Review: Victoria, Season 3

After a week’s respite from blogging, I’m happy to report that 1) I’m officially a Camp NaNoWriMo winner, 2) I finished Victoria: Season 3, and 3) I SAW AVENGERS: ENDGAME. Y’all need to give me another week to process (and recover from) Endgame before I share my review, haha. As for Camp NaNo, I’m thrilled with my results, but not quite ready to share … Read More TV Review: Victoria, Season 3

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TV Review: The Crown, Season 2

I’ve been looking forward to the second season of The Crown* ever since my parents, sisters, and I finished the first one–albeit it with certain reservations. I’d heard that at least one of the episodes in Season 2 was quite smutty, and while I enjoyed the first season, I took issue with the way it portrayed a few of the characters–Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, … Read More TV Review: The Crown, Season 2

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Movie Review: “Dunkirk”

I first saw Dunkirk* last year while it was still in theaters. While I definitely enjoyed it, the experience was hampered by the fact that I still find some British accents hard to understand without subtitles (especially in loud action scenes) and the non-linear storytelling was confusing, even though my brother had warned me about it. A recent second viewing, however, confirmed for me the … Read More Movie Review: “Dunkirk”

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Trekking Out of the Hobbit Hole: WWII Re-Enactment!

I think I’ve pretty much established my passion for World War II history on this blog. It’s been my favorite time period ever since I was little. So many of my favorite movies/TV shows revolve around it, our whole family vacation this year centered around walking in the footsteps of the famous Band of Brothers–and I’m even writing a book about an English family … Read More Trekking Out of the Hobbit Hole: WWII Re-Enactment!