Category Memoirs

The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London by Christopher Skaife

Out of all the iconic sites in England, to me, the Tower of London stands out as one of the absolutes must-sees! Both my husband and I are history fanatics, so while we were in England last year, we went to London to visit this medieval site. We had a full day planned for ourselves […]

War in Val d’Orcia: An Italian War Diary, 1943-1944 by Iris Origo

After reading Iris Origo’s diary A Chill in the Air a couple weeks ago, I was glad to get my hands on War in Val d’Orcia, the most popular of Iris’s works. Iris stopped writing A Chill in the Air on 23 July 1940, a few days after Mussolini declared war against the Allies. The […]

A Chill in the Air: An Italian War Diary 1939–1940 by Iris Origo

I was thrilled when A Chill in the Air slipped through my mailbox on Monday. Before 2017, I avoided wartime memoirs like the plague. I’ve been an avid reader of war fiction, but I always thought reading factual accounts of wars would be more than I could handle. Then I spent the last year working […]

Educated by Tara Westover

I know things have been quiet around here for the past few weeks. I have not fallen off the face of the earth, but have been struggling hard to break out of a nasty reading slump! 😐 I think I must have started reading at least a half a dozen of books during that time, […]

Raw: My Journey from Anxiety to Joy by Bella Mahaya Carter

Recently I received an Advanced Reader Copy of Bella Mahaya Carter’s memoir. Its publication date is set in May, so I was in no hurry to read this. But a couple of days ago I picked it to read a few pages before bed, and was so intrigued by it! Bella’s writing is personal and […]

The Goshawk by T. H. White

Reading The Goshawk was a first for me. I have read memoirs before, but The Goshawk was the first time I read a memoir about a man’s feral companion(s). T. H. White is known for his Arthurian novels; The Once and Future King. But before he made his mark in the literary world, T. H. […]