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Connie Corcoran Wilson – Laughing Through Life

27. Laughing Through Life by Connie Corcoran Wilson (2011)
Length: 115 pages
Genre: Non-Fiction
Started/Finished: 15 December 2011
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Connie and Teddy Rose a tour guide from Premier Virtual Author Tours for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 27 October 2011
Why do I have it? I liked Ms. Wilson’s It Came From the ’70s: From The Godfather to Apocalypse Now and jumped at the chance to read her next book.

This is a collection of humorous essays written by Ms Wilson as part of her newspaper column. I absolutely loved this book and chuckled all the way through it – from start to finish. There have been comparisons made between Ms. Wilson and Erma Bombeck. I have read several of Ms. Bombeck’s books years ago and I have to totally agree with these comparisons. It was also an incredibly fast read for me as well. I give this book an A+! and look forward to Ms. Wilson’s next book with bated breath.

A+! – (96-100%)


May you read well and often

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Shirin Yim Bridges – Sorghaghtani of Mongolia

22. Sorghaghtani of Mongolia by Shirin Yim Bridges (2010)
The Thinking Girl’s Treasury of Real Princesses Book 3
Length: 24 pages
Genre: Non-Fiction
Started/Finished: 10 August 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.

Sorghaghtani of Mongolia was married to one of Ghengis Khan’s sons and ruled her husband’s lands for her sons. She ruled in her own right after her husband’s death. This book covers how to pronounce names, what Mongols ate, how they dressed and their lifestyles. I enjoyed this book very much and give it an A+!


A+! – (96-100%)


May you read well and often

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

Shirin Yim Bridges – Hatshepsut of Egypt

18. Hatshepsut of Egypt by Shirin Yim Bridges (2010)
The Thinking Girl’s Treasury of Real Princesses Book 1
Length: 24 pages
Genre: Non-Fiction
Started/Finished: 26 May 2011
Where did it come from? Many thanks to the lovely tour guides at Goose Bottom Books for sending me a copy of the book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 10 May 2011
Why do I have it? I do like true history geared towards children.

This is the first book in a series of six that tells the stories of real-life princesses who successfully ruled their countries in times when it was unheard of to do so. Hatshepsut was the first female pharaoh of Egypt and was the first pharaoh to be buried in the Valley of the Kings. Her father had raised her in the knowledge of government and after the death of her husband, she boldly proclaimed herself as pharaoh. She made Egypt extremely rich and many of her riches came to be found in the boy-king Tutankhamun’s tomb although she was not buried with him. Covering what Hatshepsut wore, what she ate, and how she ruled, this is an excellent bit of insight into this interesting female ruler.

I started out not knowing about Hatshepsut at all. I am extremely interested in Egypt. I give this book an A!


A! – (90-95%)

May you read well and often