The corset is probably considered the most uncomfortable garment ever invented, not only because it constricts the body, but because it also is symbolic of women being constricted in society. Was this true, or is it a stereotype?
Corsets have been part of a woman’s wardrobe since antiquity. Over the centuries, they evolved and changed.…Continue
Added by Melina Druga on January 30, 2019 at 11:08am — No Comments
Perhaps it takes a fighter pilot to write about a fighter pilot. Joe Matlock, who spend nearly 20 years in the armed forces, takes on the experiences of an airman in the waning years of World War II in The Other Side of Courage.
While the novel has romantic elements, I hesitate to call it a love story. There are very few examples of affection and no love…Continue
Added by Melina Druga on January 24, 2019 at 10:35am — No Comments
Paulett Golden considers herself to be an eclectic person, and this is reflected in her choice of hobbies. Butterfly gardening is perhaps her most unique interest. After planting a flowering bush in her yard that attracted hummingbirds and insects, Golden wondered if she could attract more pollinators. After a fair amount of research, Golden had caterpillars that turned into butterflies. It was a glorious experience. Now, Golden is a butterfly and pollinator…Continue
Added by Melina Druga on January 22, 2019 at 11:19am — No Comments
The silence of a small New England town was shattered on the afternoon of August 4, 1892. Andrew Borden and his second wife, Abby, were brutally murdered with an ax. No one heard anything while the crime was being committed, but the media sensation it caused was heard across the country.
Maid Bridget Sullivan was awaken from a nap by Lizzie Borden’s screams. Sullivan…Continue
Added by Melina Druga on January 16, 2019 at 10:15am — No Comments
The Earl and The Enchantress by Paullett Golden was a pleasant surprise. I didn’t expect to like it because it’s a romance, and I’m not a romance sort of woman. The genre generally doesn’t give its characters and plots enough substance for my tastes, but that’s exactly how The Earl and the Enchantress differs. It features characters who exhibit traits and emotions that go above and beyond passion.…Continue
Added by Melina Druga on January 10, 2019 at 10:40am — No Comments
J. R. Lindermuth is the divorced father of two children he raised largely on his own and the grandfather to four boys. He is the librarian of his county’s historical society where he assists patrons with genealogy and research. A cancer survivor, Lindermuth enjoys many hobbies when he’s not writing – browsing bookshops, reading, antique and flea markets, genealogy, drawing, listening to music, walking, and watching movies…Continue
Added by Melina Druga on January 8, 2019 at 9:58am — No Comments
This week marks the 139th anniversary of an very momentous event in modern civilization. Dec. 31 is the day Thomas Edison first demonstrated his incandescent lightbulb in Menlo Park, NJ.
The lightbulb was nothing new in 1879. It had been around longer than the 32-year-old Edison. Older models were expensive and didn’t burn for long. Edison and his research…Continue
Added by Melina Druga on January 2, 2019 at 11:26am — No Comments