Tag Archives: historical fiction

Outlander, and the Unfortunate Misstep Concluding the First Half of Season One

Genre: Historical/Drama/Romance Synopsis: Claire, a WWII nurse, gets mysteriously transported to 18th century Scotland. And thus ends up in the middle of the conflict between the Scots and the English–which is awkward as she’s an Englishwoman who ends up becoming … Continue reading

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Outlander, and Claire’s Surprisingly Good Balance of Competence and Vulnerability

Genre: Historical/Drama/Romance (based on a novel I haven’t read, but is reputedly very good) Synopsis: A WWII nurse gets mysteriously transported to 18th century Scotland. Series: 1 season of 8 episodes; there will be a season 2 I’ve Watched: The … Continue reading

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TV Round-up: The Musketeers, Doctor Who, and Outlander

The Musketeers Genre: Historical/Action Synopsis: Inspired by Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers, this series follows D’Artagnan, Athos, Aramis, and Porthos, as they go about the King’s business. Series: 1 season of 10 episodes; there will be a season 2 I’ve … Continue reading

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The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker, historical fantasy in NYC

This novel is about beginnings and new beginnings. It’s about immigrant communities, and what the dream of America has meant to so many people for so long. Multiple POVs, with some minor romantic subplots that aren’t really the point of … Continue reading

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His Majesty’s Dragon: Adventure with dragons in the time of Napoleon Bonaparte!

Recommended for people who like alternate history and adventure, especially those who like character work more than (or as much as) action. No romance–the focus is very much on the captain and his dragon. In an alternate history where dragons … Continue reading

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Top Ten Tuesday, “Top Ten Favorite Book Covers Of Books I’ve Read”

Haven’t done a Top Ten Tuesday from The Broke and the Bookish in a while, since I felt like I was going to get too repetitive soon. There are some favorites that I tend to keep going back to. But … Continue reading

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