Archive | July 2011

Shirin Yim Bridges – Artemisia of Caria

21. Artemisia of Caria by Shirin Yim Bridges (2010)
The Thinking Girl’s Treasury of Real Princesses Book 2
Length: 24 pages
Genre: Non-Fiction
Started/Finished: 24 July 2011
Where did it come from? Many thanks to the lovely tour guides at Goose Bottom Books for sending me a copy to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 10 May 2011
Why do I have it? I do enjoy true history geared toward children.

Artemisia of Caria was the first ruling Queen of ancient Greece. She was made an Admiral by the Persian King Xerxes and fought in many battles. I found it interesting that Artemisia was taken so seriously at a time when Greek women were considered second class citizens.

I really enjoyed this book because I like history and tales of strong women. I give this book an A!

A! – (90-95%)


May you read well and often

Connie Corcoran Wilson – It Came From the ’70s: From The Godfather to Apocalypse Now

20. It Came From the ’70s: From The Godfather to Apocalypse Now by Connie Corcoran Wilson (2011)
Length: 268 pages
Genre: Non-Fiction
Started: 14 July 2011
Finished: 21 July 2011
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Teddy Rose a tour guide with Virtual Author Book Tours for sending me a copy to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 13 July 2011
Why do I have it? I love books about the movies.

Ms. Wilson is an inveterate movie-goer. For years, she was a writer for the Quad City Times specializing in movie reviews. In this book, she covers the classics to the clunkers of the decade of the ’70s. I have to admit that I agreed with most of her ratings.

I have not seen many of the movies as I was born in the later part of the ’70s, but thanks to DVDs I have watched some: Superman: The Movie, The Exorcist as well as a number of others. The clunkers for me were the sequels of some of the movies as well. I give this book an A+!


A+! – (96-100%)

May you read well and often