Reading Your Way Through 1918
Dear Marginalia: Just stopping by with a quick recommendation of a history blog that I’m very much enjoying: Mary Grace McGeehan’s My Year in 1918: A Journey to the World of 100 Years Ago.
I’ll let her explain for herself what she’s doing:
“For the next year, I’ll be following the news and reading books and magazines as if I were living a hundred years ago. Goodbye Jonathan Safran Foer, hello Booth Tarkington. Goodbye Buzzfeed, hello Smart Set. This will be the record of my journey to a time when the world we now know as modern was emerging, but nineteenth-century attitudes were very much alive. T.S. Eliot’s poetry shared the page with faux-archaic nature verse. Women, African-Americans, and other marginalized groups were standing up for their rights, but casual sexism and racism were everywhere.”
So far, it’s been absolutely fascinating. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Pamela, what a nice surprise to wake up and notice a huge increase in my blog traffic, and then to realize that it’s thanks to this post! And as a bonus I’ve discovered your blog as well. (It’s not cheating if I just glance at it.) Thanks so much!
I like to share the good stuff. 🙂