I'm reading a biography of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of of the Girl Scouts of America. She lived in interesting times-she was born the year the Civil War broke out, in Savannah. Her mother was from Chicago, so she had family serving in both armies.
I can relate to a woman who gave so much to kids, but never had any kids of her own. The book was released this year to coincide with the 100th anniversay of GSA.
I'm a proud former Girl Scout. My mom was one, and my 12 year old niece is a scout.
I was a Blue Bird, first, though, not a Brownie. I switched to GS because there wasn't a CFG troop in my neighborhood.
I second the Song of Ice and Fire series, been a fan for a while, can't wait for the next book (though may have to with the way Martin writes)
I just read Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck, good quick read, a lot shorter than I thought it was.
Started reading Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
had it for a while, just now getting around to reading it. Basically the story is that Lincoln had a secret journal and Seth Grahame-Smith is approached to write a manuscript based on those journals. Ensuing story his how Lincoln's life was directed, as was the countries, due to the existence of Vampires
If anyone brings up 50 Shades of Gray I will seek them out and beat them with a ball bearing filled lead pipe.
I'm reading Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher: A Political Marriage - by Nicholas Wapshott
It starts with each of their childhoods, what kind of parents they had, what made them who they were. A lot of things we didn't know (unless you read about them quite a bit) There's correspondence between them in it and it's a very easy read.
I recommend it as it's one of those books that you can read in a day or 2, depending on how busy a person you are. They are two of my favorite political figures and I was thrilled to find this book.
NJ: ouch! I didn't hear of that book til last night and have no intention of reading it!
Read the early reviews on "inheritance" and questioned whether I wanted to pay out the money to complete the 4 book set on my shelf. So... Got it from the library on my kindle and finished it this morning. Then I bought it this afternoon - on sale.
The Real Lincoln. It winnows the myth from the truth about this American icon. It's a real eye-opener unless you choose cognitive dissonance over historical fact.
It surprised the shit out of me. It and is incredibly relevant and poignant given the current state of our federal government and our nation. I highly recommend it.
Lincoln Uber Alles; Dictatorship Comes to America by John Avery Emison
Emison exposes Lincoln for the tyrant that he actually was and suggests that its high time that Americans grow up and confront the reality of our history instead of the childish fairy tales concocted by the court historians of the Church of Lincoln.
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