Saturday, December 3, 2016

What I've Been Reading Lately

Here's what I've been reading lately!

I had always wanted to read My Life in France by Julia Child. I am hoping to travel to France next year to visit my brother and sister-in-law who just moved to the Provence region. This book got me excited for that trip and I can't wait to explore the region. I also loved hearing more details about Julia's life. At times, the book did feel a little slow and too detailed. I did enjoy it overall and would recommend it to anyone curious about her life. 

Reading this book inspired me to add more autobiographies, memoirs, and biographies about women to my library request list. I guess I was feeling a little feisty and more feminist after the election. 

Onto a book about a great man, Hamilton, which is also such a trendy topic right now. Thanks to my relationship with Blogging for Books, I received a copy of Alexander Hamilton's Guide to Life by Jeff Wilser. Even though I studied History and Political Science in college, I couldn't remember all of the wonderful things Hamilton had accomplished before his life was cut short while dueling Aaron Burr. Now I feel like I know so much about this Founding Father. 
I think Wilser made the topic enjoyable to learn about. He injected humor and fun facts throughout. I also liked how he included information on how the history portrayed in the Broadway show is slightly different than what he discovered in his research. Buy this for the Hamilton fans in your life and put it under their tree this holiday season. 

Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.