historical fiction

Thumbs up for The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer by Sydney Padua. Graphic novel/historical fiction.

So Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage were real people, back in The Day, and Babbage designed the first computer but didn’t build it, and Lovelace wrote imaginary programs for it, and they were BFFs until Lovelace died way too early.… >> Read more

Neither thumbs up nor thumbs down for Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Historical romance.

I should know better than to read exceptionally popular books; nine times out of ten I feel like I’m not reading the same book as everyone else. So I’m probably going to offend a lot of people by not giving this book a glowing review. But what the hell; I can only speak from my own perspective.… >> Read more

When She Said I Do by Celeste Bradley. Historical romance.

Celeste is my aunt, and I have a strict I-do-not-review-or-even-comment-on-books-by-my-relatives-or-friends policy. But since I read it, I include it here for completeness’s sake.

Quite possibly the most annoying thing about attending a duel was the early-morning hour. Callie yawned behind her glove. Truly, could idiot men not just as easily kill each other in the middle of the afternoon?

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