I demand the names of your favorite historical fiction novels!
Anthony Marra’s The Tsar of Love and Techno is the one I’m currently reading and it’s fantastic!
Steven King’s 11.22.63 is also looking good!
Other kids read Animorphs and Goosebumps, but for me, the Dear America books, the My America books, and the Royal Diaries books were fucking awesome, and old childhood favorites include but are not limited to:
Our Strange New Land: Elizabeth’s Jamestown Colony Diary
My Brother’s Keeper: Virginia’s Civil War Diary
Where Have All the Flowers Gone: The Diary of
Molly MacKenzie Flaherty
My Secret War: The World War II Diary of Madeline Beck
Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile
Isabel: Jewel of Castilla, Spain
Nzingha: Warrior Queen of Matamba
Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor, England, 1544
Weetamoo: Heart of the Pocassets
Sondok: Princess of the Moon and Stars
Linda Sue Park’s A Single Shard was fantastic, but I think out of all my childhood favorite historical fiction books, Cynthia Kadohata’s Weedflower takes the cake, though Karen Cushman’s The Loud Silence of Francine Green was more influential.
Hmm… what else is there?
Number the Stars
Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam
Shooting the Moon
The Far Side of the Sky
The Book Thief
Beloved (I like the book on principle, I haven’t finished reading it unfortunately)
And for balance, my favorite nonfiction books about history are:
Cold War: For 45 Years the World Held its Breath
In the Garden of Beasts
Berlin 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth
Persepolis (Less history more biography but it technically fits)
Throughout my archaeology lecture, the dudes next to me would not shut up about how “boring” the class was.
Okay, I know archaeology isn’t for everyone…actually screw that. Archaeology is awesome and those guys were wrong. Even if they weren’t stomach-churningly wrong, they could have not dragged me, someone who needs to take this class for their major, down with their buffoonery. This is big kid school. Do you know how much you paid for tuition? Either shut up and drop or shut up and let the folks around you pay attention to the lecture.
I'm in love with Paris. I wish i would visit it someday. Therefore, i'd love to hear you talking about it. Please, tell me about your experience there i would absolutely appreciate it😍
of course!!! i am crossing my fingers that you get to visit! :)
the first time i went was in february of 2014 with my family. we stayed in a flat in le marais which is a super-hip, diverse neighbourhood of paris that reminds me a lil of greenwich village nyc but in france. v trendy. i highly recommend getting lost around this area of paris!! while there, make a trip to l’as du fallafel on rue des rosiers. it’ll change ur life
tbh my fave museum wasn’t the louvre, it was the musée de l’armée (also called les invalides, same thing). this is the army museum and structurally it is just stunning, but content-wise it was also fascinating to me!!! napoléon is buried there, and there were awesome exhibits on the evolution of armour and of weapons when i visited. SO cool, and then after you can walk down the champs élysées to l’arc de triomphe! a great little itinerary for a fun day in the city.
the second time i went was with my boyfriend this past january and we stayed in an awesome new hostel that had just opened up in belleville called les piaules. first of all, if you are looking for somewhere cool and affordable to stay in paris, look no further than les piaules!!! it’s a chic little hostel with all the necessary amenities and some extras to boot, all for a great price! and belleville is a charming working-class neighbourhood of paris that gives you an awesome picture of the city’s soul beyond the tourist spots.
i can’t wait to spend five months living and studying in paris this spring!! i will certainly have more recommendations then :) best of luck! Xx
Am I the only one who thinks Bioware dug themselves into a rut with making romanceable companions come back only via chapters, not alerts?
It’s kind of a mixed bag. On the one hand, it means we have to wait forever to get them all back. On the other, if they came back through alerts, we couldn’t get meaningful reunions. I’m also guessing there would have been quite a stink if some people got to reunite with their LIs through an actual chapter, while others got an unvoiced alert mission. Still, I wouldn’t complain if there were more double chapters, like with Gault and Vette. As long as they were as well done as that chapter, it would be awesome to get companions more quickly. Poor Reilli feels so alone with only T7.
Despite bouts of torrential rain, the Sapporo shows were awesome! My friend and I were lucky to make the first show, though – my half hour train ride from the airport took over an hour. And she almost got stranded in Otaru, because trains to Sapporo stopped running. But make it we did!
Chicago was AMAZING last night!! You all were so awesome!! Biggest crowd yet!! Not to mention, it’s so cool to see my name on a marquee!! Next stop: Pontiac, Michigan tonight!! Check out the link in my bio if ya wanna come!!
I’m going to make a work-in-progress entry asap, but I’m sick so everything is happening pretty slow-paced. These are just a few of the awesome pics that were taken at Genki-con 2016. I’m gonna make more entries <3
Been posting these on my instagram adlezaxel for the past 3 weeks xD
At the fireworks show today there was a dude selling light up flower crowns so ofc me and my pal got some and on the way home this little old lady stopped to tell us we looked very pretty and I felt like a shiny flower prince it was sweet
Entering the upside down..🤘🏻Thank you Kraków for our last show of the #drones tour! You were awesome!! We’ve had an amazing 18 months of great gigs and maybe just a couple of not so great gigs. A lot of laughs and only a few tears. We’ve played to over 2.5 million people and I thank everyone of you deeply for watching. It’s now time to leave the past behind, to evolve and move forward into the future. We’ll be back I’m sure but for now,,, peace and love and rock and roll! ✌🏼️❤️🤘🏻xxx
I got to meet merfaed and redemption_arc rom instagram last night and,,, they were so nice jfc,,,,
i got to meet a lot of awesome cosplayers though!! if you see yourself, please tell me so i can credit you!
these are from both sat and sun
the osomatsu is @thestreetofburgers !
@foxyjoy is the choromatsu!!