Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of An American Dynasty – By Anderson Cooper + Katherine Howe | Non-Fiction Bookish Thoughts

When eleven-year-old Cornelius Vanderbilt began to work on his father’s small boat ferrying supplies in New York Harbor at the beginning of the nineteenth century, no one could have imagined that one day he would, through ruthlessness, cunning, and a pathological desire for money, build two empires—one in shipping and another in railroads—that would make… Continue reading Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of An American Dynasty – By Anderson Cooper + Katherine Howe | Non-Fiction Bookish Thoughts

Non-Fiction TBR | Summer Reading – 2022

Hello again, dear readers! After a very full two+ weeks, I am happy to be back. Summer life is full swing here, things on our farm are crazy - it's that time of year - and every day seems full to overflowing. Strawberry season is slipping by far too quickly for my liking and after… Continue reading Non-Fiction TBR | Summer Reading – 2022

Forever Young – Hayley Mills | Non-Fiction Bookish Thoughts

Iconic actress Hayley Mills shares personal memories from her storied childhood, growing up in a famous acting family and becoming a Disney child star, trying to grow up in a world that wanted her to stay forever young.  In her charming and forthright memoir, she provides a unique window into when Hollywood was still 'Tinseltown'… Continue reading Forever Young – Hayley Mills | Non-Fiction Bookish Thoughts

Me: Stories of My Life – Katharine Hepburn | Non-Fiction Bookish Thoughts

With characteristic gusto and candor, Katharine Hepburn reflects on the events, people, and places that have shaped her life--her childhood and family, her early days in New York, and her experiences with political activism. She talks about the ups and downs of her career, her long friendship with Spencer Tracy, and of course, her close… Continue reading Me: Stories of My Life – Katharine Hepburn | Non-Fiction Bookish Thoughts

The Making of Biblical Womanhood – Allison Beth Barr | Bookish Thoughts

Biblical womanhood--the belief that God designed women to be submissive wives, virtuous mothers, and joyful homemakers--pervades North American Christianity. From choices about careers to roles in local churches to relationship dynamics, this belief shapes the everyday lives of evangelical women. Yet biblical womanhood isn't biblical, says Baylor University historian Beth Allison Barr. It arose from… Continue reading The Making of Biblical Womanhood – Allison Beth Barr | Bookish Thoughts

The Great Dissenter – Peter S. Canellos | A Review (of sorts)

Published: June 8, 2021 | Add on: Goodreads or TheStoryGraph They say that history is written by the victors. But not in the case of the most famous dissenter on the Supreme Court. Almost a century after his death, John Marshall Harlan’s words helped end segregation and gave us our civil rights and our modern… Continue reading The Great Dissenter – Peter S. Canellos | A Review (of sorts)

Non-Fiction Reading List | Spring & Summer 2021

Hello again, dear readers. This first week of (partial) summer vacation has been rather strange so far: although we have had some sunshine, it feels quite chilly when the wind blows and the wind has been blowing a great deal. I have been having a bit of trouble focusing on getting my paper done when… Continue reading Non-Fiction Reading List | Spring & Summer 2021

A Collection of Recent Reads |A Surprise, A Disappointment & Lovely Covers | March Mini-Reviews

Hello again, dear readers. I have been having a lovely week, full of sunny and surprisingly warm days. It has been truly wonderful. Anyway, I am happy to be back with another bookish post; sharing my mini-reviews from March! I honestly don't have much else to say for an intro, so..... let's get started. :)… Continue reading A Collection of Recent Reads |A Surprise, A Disappointment & Lovely Covers | March Mini-Reviews