Virginia S.

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Virginia S.

I am a pretty eclectic reader and I can’t say that I have a favourite genre. My favourite books tend to be literary classics like The Great Gatsby, Catcher in the Rye, and 1984, and classics of children’s literature like The Chronicles of Narnia and The Phantom Tollbooth. Though I will also read nonfiction and YA fiction. I also really enjoy reading fiction from the late 19th and early 20th centuries like L. M. Montgomery and Jules Verne. I think these books can give you a true feeling of what life was like for regular people at the time; they can teach you how people in this period thought, spoke, and interacted, as well as small details like what they wore and how they styled their hair. I like to read these books both as fiction and as historical documents because they give such a clear snapshot of the past.

Speaking of historical documents, I have a Masters in the History of Medicine and focused on the history of public health, so if you ever happen to be looking for some good nonfiction books about Victorian medicine, I am the person to ask. I also enjoy horseback riding, hiking, cooking, movies, TV shows, and music.  

Reading Lists

Fitness Books

Book title Eat Right, Train Right by Niclas Ericsson Book title Essential Strength Training Skills Book title Strength Trainin exercises for Women by Joan Pagano Book title Strength training for women by Joan Pagano Book title Weight training without injury by Fred Stellabotte

More Favourite Albums (Via Hoola)

Book title: I'm Wide Awake it's Morning by Bright Eyes Book title: More Adventurous by Rilo Kiley Book title: Pinkerton by Weezer Stay What You Are by Saves the Day. Book title: Tell All Your Friends by Taking Back Sunday

Favourite Albums (Via Hoopla)

Music CD  Cassadaga Bright Eyes. Music Cd Give Up  The Postal Service Music CD Guilt Show  The Get Up Kids Music CD  Left and Leaving by The Weakerthans Music CD

Must-Read History

Book title: A History of Iraq by Charles Tripp Book title: A Short History of Canada by Desmond Morton. Book title: Paris 1919 by Margaret MacMillan Book title: The Making of Modern Medicine by Michael Bliss Book title: The Penguin History of the World by J. M Roberts

 

Past Lists

Various Book Lists

Various TV/Movie Lists