The Penny Histories

Victor E. Neuburg Neuburg’s book The Penny Histories is divided into two halves. The first half contains five chapters about the history of the chapbook, while the second half contains seven facsimiles of chapbooks. Chapter one titled “The old classics of the nursery,” delves into the popularity of the chapbook in the eighteenth century. The … Continue reading The Penny Histories

Curricle & Chaise

Lizzie Church This novel was not what I was expecting. I was expecting a historical fiction like the others I have posted about that are my guilty pleasures, while this novel is a historical romance, it did not contain as much graphic wording as the others. Not that it was a bad thing, it just … Continue reading Curricle & Chaise

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen The first time I read Pride & Prejudice was my freshman year of high school, and since then I had forgotten many of the details (except those that are present in the 2005 film adaptation starring Kiera Knightly). Rereading the story this year made me fall in love with the characters all over … Continue reading Pride and Prejudice


Veronica Roth Insurgent was a magnificent sequel to the wonderful Divergent. Insurgent furthers the conflict that began in the previous novel and also evolves the romance between Tris and Four. This novel has many twists and turns and unexpected happenstances. My favorite aspect of the novel is the romance, as usual, Tobias and Four go … Continue reading Insurgent