Frankenstein

☑☑☑☑☑ = 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 Story of King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle

☑☑☑☑☑  5 Pager Lesson Time read   This book doesn’t exactly fall into my Tired Mom Rating System because it was ‘obligated’ reading. I read it to my son for literature. So I HAD to stay awake for all 4-5 pages that I read aloud. Staying awake usually isn’t a problem for me during the morning lesson time- usually. Often I would read this book … Continue reading The Story of King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle

Bad Lands An American Romance by Jonathan Raban

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

1-a-page, 2-a-page, 3-a-page, 4. A Book Rating System for the Tired Mom.

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.

Book Review: Crazy Horse by Mari Sandoz

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