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Kickass Women In History: Louise Little, Alberta Williams King, Berdis Jones

For this month’s Kickass Women in History, I’m highlighting the book The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr, Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation by Anna Malaika Tubbs. I was so impressed and moved by this story of three kickass women who have been largely ignored by history: Louise Little, Alberta Williams King, and Berdis Jones. The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and … Continue reading Kickass Women In History: Louise Little, Alberta Williams King, Berdis Jones

Links: Mark Hamill, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, & More

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It’s Wednesday! Did you know that? Wild, I know. This week feels a little off. I did see Black Widow last night and I’m about to dive into the great discussion we had on it. I didn’t read it yet because of spoilers. Hope you all had a great weekend, with another fantastic one in store for you in a few days! … Yes, I won’t stop talking about Ted Lasso. The new season starts on Friday … Continue reading Links: Mark Hamill, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, & More

Links: Milkshakes, Music, & More

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Hey hey! It’s Wednesday! Honestly, this is my least favorite time in New England. My allergies are still present, but there’s also a bit of a heat wave. And, if you live in the area, you know that central air isn’t super common in houses. Fun! I am just a sweaty mess for most of the day. … Thank you to Beth, who sent this link my way. The podcast 99% Invisible did an episode on … Continue reading Links: Milkshakes, Music, & More

Links: The Nanny, Britney Spears, & More

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Hey hey! It’s Wednesday! How have you all been? The last couple weeks have been an absolute blur. Not sure why. The weather has been stupidly nice here and, so far, not an allergy to be had. Fingers crossed they’ve flown the coop for good! Let’s get ready for links! … I know we’ve talked about The Nanny and fashion before in Wednesday Links, which is why I went nuts for this interview with the show’s … Continue reading Links: The Nanny, Britney Spears, & More

Links: Biscuits, History, & More

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Happy Wednesday! We’re in April! Whoa! Will I celebrate another pandemic birthday? Who knows! But I will be fully vaccinated by then and I will walk my happy ass to the grocery store and buy a bakery sheet cake with ALL THE BUTTERCREAM. I also had my first eyebrow wax and haircut in over a year and I nearly cried. We’re almost there, friends! … Loved this profile on the Wikipedia editors who are dedicating … Continue reading Links: Biscuits, History, & More

Links: Fashion, Horses, & More

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Hi, friends! It’s Wednesday! It also, for me, doesn’t feel like a Wednesday, but the last two weeks or so have had some weird energy. I also get my first vaccine shot tomorrow morning. Massachusetts is heading into phase three that allows for retail and food service workers to get vaccinated. It still feels kind of surreal. It’s also St. Patrick’s Day! Hope you enjoy some soda bread or maybe even a Guinness. However you … Continue reading Links: Fashion, Horses, & More

Kickass Women in History: Queen Nanny

This month in Kickass Women in History we salute Queen Nanny (also known as Granny or Grandy Nanny and Nanny of the Maroons) a hero of Jamaican history. Jamaica’s original inhabitants were the Arawak and Taino people. Upon Columbus’ landing in 1494, the island became the property of Spain and most of the Arawaks and Tainos were murdered or killed by disease. Spain “imported” African slaves, many of whom escaped during the violent transition from … Continue reading Kickass Women in History: Queen Nanny

Links: Deep Dives and Samoyeds

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Hey hey! It’s still February and here in New England, we’re getting lots of snow. I still very much love the snow. I find it so magical and peaceful, and it helps that I don’t really have to leave the house. Valentine’s Day is this Sunday! I hope you’re doing something nice for yourself. I bought myself a fancy box of chocolate and my boyfriend and I are doing a special dumpling takeout dinner Sunday … Continue reading Links: Deep Dives and Samoyeds

Links: All Things Happy, Neat, & Weird

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Next week is Christmas. How did that happen? Next week also kicks off our Best Of content – Cover Snark, reviews, podcasts, sales, and our favorite books of the year. I love reading the comments and seeing what you were and weren’t expecting. Maybe even more so given how wild the year has been. … Whenever I get the opportunity to talk to authors, I love to ask them what they’re reading and loving. NetGalley … Continue reading Links: All Things Happy, Neat, & Weird

Kickass Women in History: Virginia Hall

This month I’ve been reading about Virginia Hall, one of our better known Kickass Women. Virginia Hall was an American spy who recruited and organized resistance workers in France during WWII. She had a brilliant mind, a relentless work ethic, and an unparalleled ability to keep secrets and evade discovery despite being a tall, beautiful American who spoke French with a distinctly American accent and who walked with the aid of a wooden leg named … Continue reading Kickass Women in History: Virginia Hall

Links: History, Emily Bronte, & More

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Welcome to Wednesday Links! On Wednesdays, we share things from around the internet. It’s that simple! The year is chugging along and we’re fast approaching September. How?! I know many of us are already looking forward to 2020 being over, but I can’t help by wonder what else this year has in store for us. I thought things would have peaked at murder hornets, but nope. Stay safe, y’all! … The romance community is currently … Continue reading Links: History, Emily Bronte, & More

Kickass Women in History: Balloonomania Belles

Today’s Kickass Women doubles as a SQUEE grade book review. Balloonomania Belles by Sharon Wright is a comprehensive, fun, and sometimes harrowing look at female aeronauts (who flew balloons) and parachutists (who jumped out of them) from the first days of ballooning through the Edwardian Era. This book is easy to read, well organized, and comprehensive. However, it’s not very technical so for the mechanics of ballooning and parachuting, you’ll want to look elsewhere. Additionally, … Continue reading Kickass Women in History: Balloonomania Belles