Devil’s Cub by Georgette Heyer

Posted by Sherry on 6/13/2017 in 1932, Adult Fiction, Historical fiction, Romance |

Set in the late eighteenth century and originally published in 1932, this book has a lot of conflicting cultural mores and values to balance, and I’m just not sure it works in the feminist-imbued twenty-first century. A virtuous young lady, Mary Challoner, disguises herself as her sister who has a date to run away with […]


11 Favorite Nonfiction Books I Read in 2014

Posted by Sherry on 12/29/2014 in 1932, 1940, Biography/Memoir, General, Nonfiction |

I read over 200 books in 2014. Of those, if I counted right, only twenty-two were nonfiction. So, when I say the “11 best” or 11 favorite”, I’m including half of the nonfiction books I read this past year. The first two on the list were my favorites; the rest are in no particular order. […]


Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen

Posted by Sherry on 9/16/2014 in 1932, Adult Fiction, General, Historical fiction, Mysteries |

I really enjoyed certain aspects of this murder mystery set in 1932 among the rich, royal, famous, and impecunious of England. It had the flavor of I Capture the Castle mixed with Downton Abbey mixed with a little P.G. Wodehouse. Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, daughter of the Duke of Glen Garry and Ranoch, aka […]


1932: Events and Inventions

Posted by Sherry on 11/2/2011 in 1932, 20th Century History Project, General |

March 1, 1932. Charles and Ann Lindbergh’s young son, Charles Jr., is discovered missing from his crib in the family home. Ten weeks after his abduction, Charles Jr. is found dead just a few miles from the Lindberghs’ home. Bruno Richard Hauptmann, who will be tried, convicted, and executed for the crime, proclaims his innocence […]


Nothing To Fear by Jackie French Koller

My American History class has reached the era of the Great Depression, the 1930’s, and we’re reading Nothing To Fear by Jackie Koller. This read is going much better than the last book they were asked to read, Christy by Catherine Marshall. Christy is one of my favorite novels, but had I known when I […]


Leaving Gee’s Bend by Irene Latham

Posted by Sherry on 11/4/2010 in 1932, 2010, Children's Fiction, Cybil Awards, General |

1932. Ludelphia Bennett is ten years old, and she’s never set foot outside of Gee’s Bend, her small town tucked into a bend in the Alabama RIver. Ludelphia is blind in one eye, the result of a childhood accident, and she can’t swim. She’s never been on the ferry that crosses the river over into […]


Dorothy Sayers Quotations

Posted by Sherry on 6/15/2004 in 1932, 20th Century History Project, General |

I always have a quotation for everything – it saves original thinking. — Dorothy L. Sayers (Have his Carcase, 1932) I found this on an unfamiliar website. looks like the website for a Lutheran church.. I don’t know if Dorothy really wrote it or not, but it’s wonderful satire: Creed of St. Euthanasia (Commonly called […]

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