This is a recording of a live video Michaela and I did on our channel discussing topical concerns in the book world. Some links we discuss: Leena’s video on Goodreads alternatives: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMiJD… The Story Graph: https://beta.thestorygraph.com/
It’s that time again! I’m going to try my hardest to get you guys all caught up on what I’m reading, starting with this episode of James Garfield to William McKinley, minus Benjamin Harrison because nobody really recently has cared about him I guess. This is a video with two really interesting books sandwiching some meh ones. Enjoy, fellow history nerds!
Michaela and I don’t often do book tags, but when we do – WE DO TWO AT ONCE. This was actually much, much harder than I thought it was going to be…
We finally read another book for book club! I absolutely thought I was going to hate it, but I am actually amazed by this reading experience. Michaela has also seen the movie, so there is a brief discussion of that as well as my continued “I cannot believe how much I liked this book.”
I filmed this months and months and months ago and it is just seeing the light of day because it was the most difficult filming and editing I’ve yet to do. This stuff doesn’t come naturally to me, but I wanted to stretch for the fun of it. Between March and May of last year, I read too many historical romance novels – a genre I had never read before this, really – to try to stop the panic. Not sure if it worked, but we got this video so. Here we are.
This video was filmed before the pandemic and then never edited because all heck broke loose. Whoops! At least we’re finally getting it out now!
It’s been a year since episode one, but I’ve been having trouble making videos–not reading! Last year I started a reading challenge to read at least one biography on every American President, and I’m really getting there! Enjoy episode 2 on John Tyler to Rutherford B. Hayes (minus a few because they’re playing hard to get…).
I’m not sure I’ve ever done one of these properly, but I really, really tried. I have 3 bookshelves in my new apartment, so it took me a while. I hope you enjoy!
Alright alright we’ve made it to the more recent stuff. I told you I had a bad year of not doing anything related to my blog or YouTube channel. Well, I’m trying to fix that now. Here’s what’s up in my life in 2020!
This book was pitched as Mulan meets Project Runway. How exactly does one resist such a pitch? Hint: You can’t.