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review 2017-09-11 15:18
Another Book for History Class
Civil War Forts (Uhc) - Victor Brooks

This year we are studying the Civil War. We are looking at what led to the Civil War and the Battles. While I sat at the library waiting for my girls, I spied this book (and about 6 others) sitting near where I was and grabbed them up to see if they would be good for the lessons. 

 

I started the one yesterday and finished it this morning. It is a fast read and very good information on the Forts that were battled over and why they were battled over and how the fight for it took place. 

 

The front before the forts lists dates and the order that the battles took place. The first shot of the Civil War, by whom and where. First person to die in the Civil War and how that happened (an accident during a celebration). 

 

The author also talks about how the different generals and officers knew each other and their connections and their feelings about this war. 

 

On the whole, I really enjoyed this book and the information it contained. Definitely, recommend this book to others who homeschool or just want more information. This was found in the "Teen" Room at the library. 

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text 2017-09-10 09:49
Reading progress update: I've read 115 out of 528 pages.
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue - Mackenzi Lee

 

Loving this book

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text 2017-09-09 03:23
Reading progress update: Not very far yet
Murder at the 42nd Street Library: A Mystery (Thomas Dunne Book) - Con Lehane

I know it isn't far, but I borrowed it on Kindle App and I just sent a bunch of books to the app because I am rereading them. So it takes a long time for things to download and the actual book to open so that I could read and then I set it down, did a bunch of things with my girls (basically returning books to the library and getting more books). But I am enjoying this story. 

 

Ambler is an employee at the 42nd Street Library. This is basically a reading library. You cannot borrow a book from it, you request books and/or papers and come in and read in the library for research. 

 

There are a lot of descriptions of the library in the first chapters to give the reader a glimpse of the place, should they like me, not have been to NYC and may never go there. I went through NY to NH one time and was so disappointed in my visit that I said I wouldn't go there again. On the other hand, I did love New Hampshire and would love to go back again. 

 

A man walking into the library is shot in front of a defrocked priest (Harry) and the police are investigating and come to Ambler to see if he has heard anything they need to hear. 

 

There seems to be a lot going on, Adele (another librarian) has just lost her mother, Harry trying to keep certain "researchers" happy, and Max (a former classmate of Ambler and writer of celebrity autobiographies). 

 

 

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quote 2017-09-06 06:20
Percy is already at the carriage, his back to the house which allows me an unobserved moment of staring at his arse not that it's particularly noteworthy arse , but its percy's which is what makes it much worth the noting .
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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-07-31 06:24
Book review : queens of geek Jen Wilde
Queens of Geek - Jen Marie Wilde

July 26- 29

When BFFs Charlie, Taylor and Jamie go to SupaCon, they know it’s going to be a blast. What they don’t expect is for it to change their lives forever.

Charlie likes to stand out. SupaCon is her chance to show fans she’s over her public breakup with co-star, Reese Ryan. When Alyssa Huntington arrives as a surprise guest, it seems Charlie’s long-time crush on her isn’t as one-sided as she thought.

While Charlie dodges questions about her personal life, Taylor starts asking questions about her own.

Taylor likes to blend in. Her brain is wired differently, making her fear change. And there’s one thing in her life she knows will never change: her friendship with Jamie—no matter how much she may secretly want it to. But when she hears about the Queen Firestone SupaFan Contest, she starts to rethink her rules on playing it safe. 

Review : I loved this book it was a perfect summer read for a geeky girl like me this book is about Charlie , Taylor and Jamie they are all going to Supacon cause there all geeky people Charlie she is a youtuber and actress and is promoting her film . Taylor who i really related to cause she has social anxiety . This book was really cute with moments of Jamie flirting with Taylor and taylor blushing right away I found so cute . Taylor and Jamie end up not being able to meet taylor's favorite author but Jamie tells Taylor about this contest but she doesn't want to enter cause of her anxiety until she meets Josie a girl with autism and Taylor decides to run . Charlie wants to avoid to asshole ex boyfriend and there is this girl she really likes who is also a youtuber they end up filming a colab and end up kissing and then they plan to have a date . Charlie's ex boyfriend ends up telling taylor the only way she's become a writer is if she sleeps with someone and he ends up punching Jamie this guy is an asshole . Charlie does this live action thing for her movie and Taylor and Jamie end up Joining in the maze and Taylor and Jamie kiss I was so happy for them but Taylor freaked out Jamie thought he was pressuring her but she wanted to kiss him . Charlie and Alyssa's kiss gets leaked and she's freaking out and Alyssa doesn't want to hide the relationship so Charlie makes a speech and her and Alyssa talk . Jamie and Taylor end up being able to go to the party and Taylor meets her favorite author this was such a cute book I loved it .
Quotes:
That's what we do. We walk a tightrope every day. Getting out the door is a tightrope. Going grocery shopping is a tightrope. Socializing is a tightrope. Things that most people consider to be normal, daily parts of life are the very things we fear and struggle with the most, and yet here we are, moving forward anyway. That's not weak.” 


“My bottom lip starts to quiver, but I keep going. “I fight every day, and too many times it’s just not enough and the fear wins. I’m so fucking weak and everything is so fucking intense and sometimes I really hate it.” I gasp, covering my mouth with my hands as the tears pour out of me. I didn’t mean to say all that. I feel exposed. Tears fill her eyes, too. “Can I hug you?” I nod, unable to speak. She walks around the table and hugs me.”

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