Oh my goodness! When I have a book to read…NOTHING else gets done around here! 🙂 I think my family must cringe when they see me walking in from a trip to the library….thinking, “Great!….Now how am I supposed to get Mom’s attention if I need her!?!” HaHa! Here are my latest reads. I’m giving them both 4 out of 5 stars. (Just so you know, I RARELY give out 5’s).
The Rent Collector is fiction based on real people. I was hesitant to read it, thinking I wasn’t interested in a depressing story about extreme poverty, but that was not the focus at all. It focused on learning and how the mother became literate even though she lived in a municipal city dump. Very good book! I recommend it!
The Island at the Center of the World is a longer read, but very interesting. It’s a history book about the Island of Manhattan in the early 1600’s. I don’t know about your history teachers, but mine didn’t even mention the Dutch colony….all I was taught was the English colonies….the pilgrims, the puritans etc. I might be a bit more interested in this book than the average reader because I’ve been doing a fair amount of New York family history. But if you like history books, this one is very good!
Again, I give them 4 out of 5 stars. Learn or DO something NEW today!