☑☑☑☑☑ = A FIVE PAGE rating ☾ 😦 This week I came across a quote about one of my favorite books, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, and it reminded me that I’ve been meaning to post this for a while. I feel somewhat unsettled to admit that I loved this book. The topic is so…. disturbing, horrifying at times, bordering on the brink of sanity … Continue reading Frankenstein
The Tired Mom’s Book Rating ☑☑☑☑ 4 pager ☾ 😦 I wouldn’t mind reading this book again. It has all of my favorite topics- history, farming, natural history, botany, geography, biography, economics, politics, an ever present chipping away at the purported thought of the day, and wit. I have new eyes to see North Dakota and almost want to move there – you’ll have to … Continue reading Bad Lands An American Romance by Jonathan Raban
I do most of my reading before bed – for a few reasons. First, having some youngers, I do plenty of reading- reading aloud – during the day. Second, if I sit and read during the day, like during the little one’s nap time, I fall asleep. Sometimes that is probably good, because there is no other time to sleep. But more often now, I’m … Continue reading 1-a-page, 2-a-page, 3-a-page, 4. A Book Rating System for the Tired Mom.
Coronation of Glory by Deborah Meroff In this book, Deborah Meroff tells the story of Lady Jane Grey. It is given as Jane Grey’s first-person account, reading somewhat like a journal. Jane was the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Suffolk, who were rather ambitious for power and supremacy. They determined Jane’s marriage, against her will, and as her life went on Jane found … Continue reading Book Review: Coronation of Glory by Deborah Meroff
Crazy Horse by Mari Sandoz Want to feel more intimate with the Native American Indians? In this biography, Mari Sandoz writes from the perspective of the tribes, as she tells the story of the remarkable life of Crazy Horse. As a boy, he seemed different from the other children, and he was called “The Light-Haired One”, or “Curly” by the rest of the tribe because … Continue reading Book Review: Crazy Horse by Mari Sandoz
The Faerie Queene (Book 1) by Edmund Spencer In this book, the 16th century poet Edmund Spencer originates the classic tale of what we today know as “St. George and the Dragon”. Written in iambic verse, Spencer tells of the travels and trials of the Redcrosse Knight and the fair lady Una as their adventures lead them through battles both physical and spiritual. It is … Continue reading Book Review: The Faerie Queene (Book 1) by Edmund Spencer
Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Greece by James Baikie This book is a quick look at life in ancient Greece. From the seashore of Athens, to the top of the Acropolis, to the Greek Theater, and of course, the first Olympic Games, you’ll practically live in the world of ancient Greece. With “street-view” descriptions of the homes and market places of Athens, and story-like descriptions … Continue reading Book Review: “Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Greece” by James Baikie