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This Week In History we are learning about the first Winter Olympics, a record cold temperature, the 26th U.S. state, the first woman in the U.S. to earn a medical degree, and more This Week In History January 20th-26th January 20th 1961 John F. Kennedy was inaugurated as the 35th U.S. President. 1981 Fifty-two Americans […]
We have posted a lot of new book reviews the last few weeks. Grace shared a few of the books that she has read recently and I am sharing a few books too. We now have over three hundred and fifty book reviews up. You can find our all book reviews here. Here are a […]
This week in history we are learning about several authors, a movie, a T.V. show, a queen, and more. January 13th-19th January 13th 1926 Michael Bond, English author of Paddington Bear, was born. 1929 Wyatt Earp died almost fifty years after the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral. January 14th 1886 Hugh Lofting, English author […]
We have been working on a lot of new book reviews. We now have over three hundred and fifty book reviews on our site. Today we are sharing a few of the latest ones, but you can find our complete book review list here. Our recent reviews have covered a wide range of books including […]
Most readers read for two reason: for fun or for learning. Often times it is a mix of both, and we choose books that are both fun to read and that teach us something new. Books take us to a world and a place where we might not go otherwise. It is one of the things […]
Many people from small town middle of nowhere places don’t like or appreciate where they came from. Tom Brokaw doesn’t feel that way. He realizes that how and where he grew up made him who he was and helped him accomplish what he did. This book shares his story in a way that draws you in and helps you understand life in small town South Dakota.
Did you read the book The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder as a kid? The Children’s Blizzard by David Laskin is the real life, more detailed account, of winter on the Dakota prairies during the 1880’s.
Memoirs are some of my favorite books to read. They take you to a time and place that you wouldn’t be able to go without reading. Dimestore A Writer’s Life is a book about life in the mountains of Virginia.
We Were Soldiers Once…And Young is a book a friend gave me because he was getting rid of it.
The Lazy B by Sandra Day O’Connor is a great book for those that love nonfiction, multi generational, adventure type of books. You may not agree with the politics of Sandra Day O’Conner, but her childhood shaped her and helped her become the first women to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.