Whatcha reading?

Whatcha reading?

Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Melungeons The Resurrection of a Proud People: N. Brent Kennedy

A really interesting book about a people I had never heard existed. Supposedly they started out in North Carolina and Virgina and were people from Turkey and Portugal. Through the past 400 years no one knew- or believed, where they had come from and they were sort of a mystery. With modern day advancements DNA was determined to be a match. Abraham Lincoln and Elvis Presley were possible Melungeon descendants. Dark skinned people with European features.

Friday, April 27, 2012

The Lost Continent: Bill Bryson

HILARIOUS book. He is able to be entertaining without coming across as bitter and his observances are so accurate. I loved this book, I breezed through it laughing out loud all the while. Must get more of his books!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

City Chicks: Patricia Foreman

Another excellent source for those wanted to raise chickens for the first time, I especially like the extensive section on treating ailments and what to look for. Another must buy.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

A Chicken In Every yard: Robert and Hannah Litt

An excellent source for first time chicken owners. Walks you through EVERYTHING, picking out the right breed, bedding, collecting eggs, and diseases. The only thing left out was butchering, but they raise chickens for the eggs- even included times on freezing eggs and recipes. Definitely a book I will buy in the near future.

Their Blood Cries Out: Paul Marshall

A book about how every country with a minority population of Christians is handling the "situation" It was both surprising and monstrous. Countries as close as Mexico are persecuting, and the situation in the Middle East is appalling. This book gives examples that are usually in the news and it make you wonder about the majority of violence that is not being reported. I also like the chapter that highlighted how the US deals with countries who they don't agree with. There is so much that I do not know.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: Ransom Riggs

A really cute story for young readers. I think tackling the idea of time travel is difficult because it usually brings up a lot of questions on how things can happen, but Riggs does a really thorough job of explaining everything. I was still confused on why the date for the loop was chosen and why they were keeping Victor even though he was dead. I didn't seem like they would be able to create another loop and bring him back to life. I also thought it was odd that the main character's grandfather was not in the story for the 1940 date- when he supposedly left the island then. Other than that, it was an entertaining read and I can see the next generation loving these books as we loved Cirque Du Freak. I though it was clever creating both a strong girl and strong boy character, attracting both genders of readers.