Posts by Molly


Ahh, the Fourth of July. Independence Day. America’s Birthday. Can you think of a more quintessential American holiday? While I appreciate a good barbecue and fireworks just as much as the next American, this holiday has a particular importance to me. As a history buff, July 4th will always be a reminder of the amazing struggle that led to our independence: the American Revolution. What’s that? Your memories of our nation’s fight for...

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To be honest, I had not heard a peep about Andy Weir’s 2011 novel The Martian until it became an Oscar-nominated film this past season. I didn’t even realize it was a book until I ran across Matt Damon’s face in a spacesuit while browsing the library a few weeks ago. Normally, I avoid books on space. I am not a space fan. I kind of hate space.* It’s dark, cold and when you have beautiful green Earth to read about, why bother with it?...

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I already know what you’re thinking. Another history book? However, Lafayette in the Somewhat United States is about so much more than just history. In fact, I would recommend this book to anyone — no love of history, the French or the United States required. Sarah Vowell’s Lafayette in the Somewhat United States follows the life of Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, otherwise known as the Marquis de Lafayette, a French...

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Happy President’s Day y’all! Thought we would celebrate with a post about America’s very favorite rebellion. Please welcome Molly, who shared this special guest post for the occasion. Molly’s bio and social links you can find at the end of the post. Welcome Molly! I’m not entirely sure where my love of the American Revolution came from. I’ve never been particularly fond of war in general, as it’s generally a...

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