PS# 25 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Problem with Reading Harry as an Adult.

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Date started: 6/3/17 Date finished: 6/7/17 For #25 of POPSUGAR’s Reading Challenge: a book you loved as a child. Every so often, I decide to reread a book on my own. In this case, POPSUGAR made this difficult choice for me. I have not lifted Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone for years, probably since […]

July 9, 2017

4 More Awesome Books about Women in the American Revolution

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As I was scouting out books, I noticed there was a lot of awesome books about women in the American Revolution that could not be contained in one book list. This is a continuation of “5 Awesome Books about Women in the American Revolution.”  Out of all of these authors, the only one I met […]

July 5, 2017

5 Awesome Books about Women in the American Revolution

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Last, but surely not least, I want to round out the 4th of July celebrations with some awesome women! However, most of these books are historical fiction. Don’t be too sad, my friends there is one nonfiction book among these women kicking butt and taking names historical fictions!

July 5, 2017

6 Books about America’s Great Writer: Thomas Jefferson

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Story time! A few  years ago, my family went to Monticello, Thomas Jefferson famous homestead. Since the trip if you mention his name to my mother, she will eloquently tell anyone she can about the Hemings family, and Jefferson’s pitfalls as a father. I’m sure she isn’t the only one. If you check out the […]

July 5, 2017

7 Kick-Ass Books about The Founding Mothers and their Daughters

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7 Kick-Ass Books about the Founding Mothers and their Daughters While the Founding Fathers are frequently celebrated on the 4th of July, I would like to take a portion of the day to celebrate the Founding Mothers and their daughters. For the most part, American culture tie these women to the men they were married […]

July 4, 2017

Party for Two: 6 Books about George Washington and John Adams

4th of july, american revolution, book lists, david mccullough, george washington, john adams, john ferling, joseph j. ellis, ron chernow, summer reading

George Washington and John Adams have the distinctions of being America’s first and second President. No, Thomas Jefferson was not our second president. It was Mr. Adams. Though, I’m probably sure Jefferson and Adams quarreled over the matter like they did for everything else.  Father George probably just stood there and sighed at them wrestling […]

July 4, 2017

6 Books to Party with the Founding Fathers

4th of july, ben franklin, book lists, founding brothers, founding fathers, h.w.brands, harlow giles unger, james madison, james monroe, joseph j. ellis, lynne cheney, mark puls, samuel adams, the quartet

Popular culture will often tell you to deify the Founding Fathers. Have you seen any statues or paintings depicting them recently? If not, check out the way George Washington is depicted in  The Apotheosis of Washington. In the end, they were all normal men who did extraordinary things with their brief lives. Since America is America, […]

July 4, 2017