History Day Trips: Gold Country #2


In September 2013, I took a mini road trip through California’s Gold Country through Smartsville, Bridgeport, French Corral, North San Juan, North Columbia, Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, North Bloomfield, and Nevada City. What follows are some photos and some historical information about each site. Why? Because I’m a history nerd, that’s why.

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History Day Trips: Gold Country #1


A few years ago I used to do mini road trips on the weekends, mostly up into Northern California’s Gold Country. I decided to pull all the photos and historical information together and write more about the many historic sites I visited. Why? Because I’m a history nerd, that’s why.

This trip visits several sites in California: Sloughhouse, Sutter Creek, Angels Camp, Butte City, and New Melones Lake.

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What to Read Next After “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”


Sugary sweet romance, friends to lovers, a pretend relationship that becomes impossible to fake…what’s not to love about Jenny Han’s delightful trilogy of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, P.S. I Still Love You, and Always and Forever, Lara Jean. On top of all that goodness, Han is the kind of writer who crafts stories and characters that make you want to curl up on the couch with a cuppa and a cozy blanket.

Readers looking to recreate some of those Lara Jean feels, here’s a list of some young adult and adult books to check out next.

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New Young Adult Speculative Fiction May 2019


I come bearing gifts of great reading! Here’s a comprehensive guide to all the young adult speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, horror) being published in May 2019. Up first is a short list of the books I highly recommend, followed by a long list of basically every book being published.

Get your library cards and indie bookstore pre-orders ready, y’all.

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