Top Ten Tuesday: Historical Settings I Love

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the wondrous women over at The Broke and The Bookish. Thanks, y’all!

I LOVE THIS TOPIC. I LOVE HISTORICAL FICTION SO MUCH, Y’ALL. HERE WE GO.

Tudor and Henry VIII

These are so good, y’all. I know a lot of people think this time period is way over done, but I’ll never get enough. Ever.

Titanic

SO FASCINATING. The high school I went to is doing a play about it (The Last Lifeboat) and I cannot wait.

WWII

Isn’t everyone totally into this time period? I feel like some of the most popular HF books I hear about are set in WWII. Such an unbelievable event.

Salem Witch Trials

Another super weird time period I can’t get enough of. I’m currently reading Conversion by Katherine Howe, which switches between witch trials and modern day.

Roaring Twenties

I owe my love of this era to my bestie, who is totally obsessed. And after Gatsby, I couldn’t go back. Too awesome. Too influential.

Early 1900's

I’m thinking mostly of The Luxe books by Anna Godberson, which is one of my favorite HF series. (She also wrote the Bright Young Things series for those who agree on the 20’s love).

Arthurian

Maybe it’s because I just finished rewatching Merlin, but give me all of these books.

Pirates

I AM SO INTO PIRATES RIGHT NOW, Y’ALL. PLEASE REC BOOKS TO ME.

Shakespearean

I can’t think of any books I’ve read in this period in a while, but I’m always up for book recs!

Austen and Regency

I just love Jane Austen so much. I want everything set in the Regency period please.

Sound off in the comments: What settings/time periods/eras do you love most? Do we have any in common? Or do we totally disagree? Let me know!

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Month in a Moment: January 2016

Jan 2016

So I’m going to try and be more consistent this year, starting with monthly recaps. This will be where I catch you up on life and what I’ve been doing that may not be mentioned in regular blog posts.

Life Updates

School started back up this month, and it is hectic. I start MWF at 9 and get home around 6 with only one hour to rest, eat, and get to work. I now work in a Pre-K classroom by myself with about 14 kids, adding 6-7 kinders at snack. It can be super crazy, but I love it. And I sleep really well almost every night. Haha. I’ve been walking around more, hoping to get back in shape. And the boyfriend will be here in late May!! So I’m totally counting down to that. I’ve also been sick pretty much every day. Ranging from eye irritations to food poisoning, I have not had great health for a few months.

Books Read

I’m such a slacker here, y’all. I meant to read a book a week, but getting used to my new schedule has taken so much out of me. I’ve finished a book I started last year and I’ve gotten about halfway through a book my sister got me for Christmas. It’s so good! But by the time I get home I have no energy to hold up a book. But here’s what I’ve been reading, so look forward to these reviews coming up soon!

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Netflix Binges

I love Netflix so much, y’all. I’ve worked through shows pretty quickly since all I want to do is sleep and watch TV.

   

  

Movies

I don’t go to the movies very often, but this month I went to see a couple with friends. Sisters was SO FUNNY and not as awful as I thought it would be. It wasn’t Parks and Rec level humor, but there’s nothing wrong with mindless humor once in a while. This last weekend I saw The Boy, and it was predictable until ‘the twist’ that every horror movie tries to throw in. I didn’t see it coming, but it was really the only surprise in the whole thing.

  

Favorite Things

I recently rediscovered how much I love covers and music by Sleeping at Last. So gorgeous!! I recommend Every Little Thing She Does is Magic if you haven’t heard it. Heart eyes forever, y’all.

I also have new work friends that I love hanging out with. It’s so nice to have a group of girls that I can discuss faith and beliefs with. It really helps to renew my spirit after a long week and it’s nice to have a casual fellowship again.

I want to say I feel refreshed, but I’m currently running on a couple of hours of sleep after a SUPER FULL DAY, so it’s hard to feel honest while talking about new energy and excitement right now. But I do really like most of my classes this semester (does anyone feel psyched about Communication Law?) and I can’t wait to see how these few months go.

That’s it for this Month in a Moment! Tell me how your month went!!

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