Saturday, April 28, 2012
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
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
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.
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
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.