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review 2018-02-14 20:03
This isn't what I came here for
The Little Virtues - Dick Davis,Natalia Ginzburg

I had hoped to be absolutely knocked out of my socks by the essays in this volume but it fell quite a bit short of the mark. The Little Virtues by Natalia Ginzburg was listed in a footnote of a book that I read last year (I think it was Wild Things but I'm honestly not sure) and it piqued my interest because it was listed as a resource for children's education. Ginzburg writes about her childhood in Italy (this is a translation) and the lessons which she learned from the ups and downs of her life there. It was a tumultuous life too. Organized in a series of short essays, different points in the author's life are described and used to illumine various life lessons. She covers just about everything from family dynamics, adolescent friendships, first love, and (what I was there for) the education of children. One of the major issues I had with this book was that education seemed almost like an afterthought even though the title was crafted from this section. I found the overall collection mediocre at best and not at all mindbogglingly profound as the footnote of the other book (and the online reviews) had led me to believe . In fact, only some of the points were even remotely accessible while the majority were nearly indecipherable. It read more as a series of diary entries than anything approaching academic. 5/10 from a severely disappointed nerd.

 

What's Up Next: The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures by Aaron Mahnke

 

What I'm Currently Reading: I've Got This Round: More Tales of Debauchery by Mamrie Hart

 

Source: readingfortheheckofit.blogspot.com
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review 2017-11-23 03:22
The Virtues of Christmas
The Virtues of Christmas - Grace Burrowes

Nice group of holiday novellas. Both were nice, sweet stories with unconventional heroines. 
Respect for Christmas:
I liked that the heroine was a courtesan. I liked the interaction between Michael and Henrietta.

Patience for Christmas
Patience is an advice columnist(!). I enjoyed the banter between Dougal and Patience. Also introduces the Windham sisters (the Windham Bride series).

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text 2017-09-20 23:53
Reading progress update: Study Habits
Harry Potter's Book of Virtues: Volume 1, The Virtue of Work - Casey Robin,Connie Neal

I am loving this book! It talks about work habits and the virtue of work. About 10% in they have Hermione's Study habits! Great things for anyone in school or just studying in general. 

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review 2014-07-23 16:58
Baby Carrots - Carrots of Wisdom for Little Ones
Baby Carrots: Carrots of Wisdom for Little Ones - Sondra Perry

Your kids will love getting to know all the critters that visit and live in the Perry’s Garden!

 

In the most recent addition to the Kids Carrot Book Series your children will learn valuable life lessons from the wise, old Henry the Heron himself! With clear messages and fun adventures along the way, Baby Carrots is a perfect way to start some of the most important conversations with your children.  

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review 2014-07-23 16:53
Baby Carrots - Carrots of Wisdom for Little Ones

Your kids will love getting to know all the critters that visit and live in the Perry’s Garden!

 

In the most recent addition to the Kids Carrot Book Series your children will learn valuable life lessons from the wise, old Henry the Heron himself! With clear messages and fun adventures along the way, Baby Carrots is a perfect way to start some of the most important conversations with your children.  

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