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Pre-Reads are here! Can you feel it? Just likes these lassie’s here. The excitement is practically palpable! Okay, so maybe some of us are not quite “feeling it,” but pre-published 19th century inspired titles are now up for display.
For those new to the blog, every month, as a nod to my Librarian profession, I post a list of newly published or soon-to-be published titles set in the 1800s or there-abouts. Eight fiction, eight non-fiction books that are highly reviewed from Library Journal, Baker and Taylor Firsts, Kirkus Review, Amazon, and Publisher’s Weekly. Summaries and reviews are taken directly from these sources. The list is alphabetical. As these are new books, I have yet to read any, but I will note which ones are on my To-Read-List and which if any I ordered for the library I work at. (My demographic prefers fast-paced mysteries and romance, so it is a big deal when I purchase a 19th century title.) Which ones are you most interested in reading? Be sure to leave your answer and/or reviews in the comments. I apologize if some devices, make the layout appear wonky.
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Forests for the tree? Trees into pages? Pages to books? I am stretching too much for the Pre-Reads title? Ah, you get my drift, Dear Readers. For those just joining us here at 19th Century Modern, on last Wednesday I reveal sixteen highly reviewed titles which are published this month. In the case of Non-Fiction some of the books are reprints. Using my Librarian sources; Library Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, Amazon, Kirkus Review, and Baker and Taylor sites, I comb through all 19th century related tomes. I make a point to offer a variety of subgenres, so were not bogged down with Westerns or historical romance, but are exposed to Steampunk and books set in locales other than England and United States. There are eight fiction titles and eight non-fiction titles for you to peruse and jot down. The summaries and reviews are taken word for word from their source. As these books are hot off the press, I personally have not read any of them, thus cannot recommend one over the other. That is not to say, I haven’t added these to my own reading list! Which book are you most eager to get your hands on? Have you read any of these authors before? Let me know in the comment section.
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It comes of a Wednesday. The last Wednesday or the month to be exact. Sixteen curated 19th century related, recently published titles are selected from a vast array of resources, some exclusively available to Librarians. The sources include Baker and Taylor, Library Journal, Kirkus Review, Publisher’s Weekly, and occasionally, Amazon. Only books with high ratings are included. The summaries and reviews are taken from these sites. I make a point to present a well-rounded collection, as to not have a solid list of historical mystery books. The list is broken down into two parts; fiction and non-fiction and categorized alphabetically by title. For purely, professional snobbery, I once thought about arranging the fiction books by author and non-fiction titles by the Dewey Decimal System or the Library of Congress Classification, but those arrangement are not international. The basic tenant of all library is access; to make things easily available to the masses. So, I just sorted by title. Easy peasy. These titles were released or re-released this month. As such, I have not read any of theses publications, but I want to! So have your pen and paper at the ready. You may want to jot some of these books down, so you may request them at your local library, bookstore or Amazon. Let me know which ones are you going to add in the comment section below.
Here’s a short factoid for today and a welcome one from general news of war, famine, and other apocalyptic headlines in modern day.
Taken from History.com for June 2nd, 1865:
“In an event that is generally regarded as marking the end of the Civil War, Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of Confederate forces west of the Mississippi, signs the surrender terms offered by Union negotiators. With Smith’s surrender, the last Confederate army ceased to exist, bringing a formal end to the bloodiest four years in U.S. history.”
Let the grief, healing, and Reconstruction Era begin.
–We cannot mention the Civil War without a brief moment to recognize the troops on both sides of the Mason Dixon Line. . . .