Tag: Russian Revolution

We Want the Myth

I Was Anastasia

I Was Anastasia

By: Ariel Lawhon

Grade: B

Anastasia Romanov was one the daughters of the last Czar of Russia. The family was taken prisoner during the revolution and disappeared. (No one learned until decades later what their actual fate had been.) A couple of years later a young woman throws herself off a bridge in Germany. She later comes to be known as Anna Anderson but for many people she was the Duchess Anastasia.

I’m not sure if I should mark spoilers or not but if you aren’t aware of the real life story or it’s resolution and you want to go into the book that way- you probably shouldn’t keep reading.

New (to Me) Book Hunting #1

new books

I spend a lot of time at the bookstore browsing and I noticed last year I was mainly concentrating on and picking up those books that I was familiar with. So one of my goals this year was to purposefully seek out books that I haven’t heard of or just pick up covers that drew me in without any knowledge and attempt to expand my reading.

I definitely didn’t buy all of these. (One so far with three definite ones to come.) But they all went on my TBR pile.