I do like this book but it is taking me a minute to read it. Maybe I‘ll finish it on this 3 hour flight.
Lavinia is only 32" tall but she has ambition to spare which leads her to leave the safety of her family's New England farm to pursue a life on the stage. She ends up working for, and befriending, P.T. Barnum. This fictional account of her life read like a real autobiography and she sure lived a fascinating life.
Circus A master of publicity and promtion, P.T., Barnum made a #circus of curiousities, both genuine and fake The marriage and life of General and Mrs Tom Thumb is revealed as both in this fascinating #historical fiction. Background pic of Freekshow wine at Costco. Haven't tried it yet. #SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @eggs
Starting this tonight
This started strong but came up short in the last 150 pages (pardon the pun!). I felt like I had to keep slogging through to finish it. The historical events dispersed through the chapters were interesting. The only character I really cared for was Minnie.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I feel like aspects of this helped the story line of the movie, The Greatest Showman. I love that movie! It was interesting to see what life was like for differently gifted people at that time. And y‘all know I love anything to do with the circus.
Yay, my first #FeedAReader package is here!!! 🤗 Thank you so much @Kendyl !! I've been wanting to read this book for forever and was super excited when I pulled it out of the package! And this recipe for lasagna soup sounds great, I'm going to try to make it this week. Will let you know how it goes! Thank you to my lovely hosts for putting this together. My package will be sent out by Friday! #bookmail #catsoflitsy #Nala #recipe
Knowing virtually nothing about Gen. Tom Thumb or his worldly famous marriage to fellow little person “Vinnie” Bump, this was an enlightening & entertaining piece of historical fiction for me. Unlike the more well-known forms of dwarfism, these little people (brought together by P.T. Barnum in the 1800‘s) had “proportionate dwarfism”, with proportions the same as typical adults, but in miniature.
Coming into the home stretch of #womenshistoryreads! Today I want to spotlight THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MRS. TOM THUMB, the story of Lavinia Warren (pictured here) who, fully grown at 2 feet 8 inches, captured America's attention & affection as a star attraction in P.T. Barnum's show. This isn't the best-known of Benjamin's novels but it's my personal favorite, & I think you'll love "Vinnie"'s story. #histfic #historicalfiction
#Booktober #UnforgettableWomen Miss Mercy Lavinia Warren Bump! I loved Melanie Benjamin's take on Alice in Wonderland and the real people behind it and this has been on my TBR for quite sometime. Vinnie had proportionate dwarfism from a pituitary disorder; at least with Benjamin's take on Lavinia she is a strong woman who took action to get what she wanted in life. I can't wait to see how the rest of her life unfolds in this book!