This book took a while to read, completely worth the time.
My hometown was freezing… so what better than to read a voyage through the frozen North? Couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t getting into it until someone looked at a pic of ‘the girlfriend.’ I’ve gotten used to books where women take an active role, not staying home to be ‘the girlfriend.’ Oh. So that’s … More Farthest North by Fridtjof Nansen
Starts with the war in the year 70, leading up to Titus and the legion burning down the Temple. Part two covers the Mediterranean region under Roman rule, and the Jewish communities in Jerusalem, Egypt, and other localities. What were communities like, who was head of household, how did they worship, lots of interesting details. … More Rome and Jerusalem: The Clash of Ancient Civilizations by Martin Goodman
A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future byDaniel H. Pink 4 stars. The U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, and a New Nation by Steven Otfinoski 5 stars
This book is a little too hard for my 5th grader so we are reading it out loud. We read a few pages a night, complete with side discussions about How Things Were Different Then. The story follows Joseph Martin, 14 year old boy who joined the Patriots to fight the British, ended his stint … More A Young Patriot: The American Revolution as Experienced by One Boy by Jim Murphy
Did you know the word Salary comes from the time when Roman soldiers were actually paid in salt? It’s much more common these days… Shakespeare + Fairy tale “Cap of Rushes:” “How much do you love me, my dear?” “Why,” she says, “I love you as fresh meat loves salt” View all my reviews
366 Days in Abraham Lincoln’s Presidency: The Private, Political, and Military Decisions of America’s Greatest President byStephen A. Wynalda Grendel Affair (SPI Files #1) by Lisa Shearin The Case of the Fickle Mermaid (Brothers Grimm Mystery #3) byP.J. Brackston