Living History

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A side note, before I get into the content: Sorry I’ve been so absent. We had a rough beginning part of the year – our youngest was in the hospital three times between January and the beginning of April. We’re all fine now, but mercy, just when you think you catch your breath… Then we … Read more

The Slope of Kongwa Hill

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This is a sponsored post. The Slope of Kongwa Hill, featured as the OnlineBookClub.org Book of the Day on March 28, 2017, is the debut novel of Anthony Edwards. In the opening of the book, we meet Edwards, as he narrates his story. Edwards’ parents live and work in Africa, and from a young age, it … Read more

Defender of Jerusalem

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This is a sponsored post. Defender of Jerusalem, by Helena P. Schrader, is the second book in the Balian D’Ibelin and the Kingdom of Jerusalem series, and was OnlineBookClub.org Book of the Day on February 2, 2017. This is an outstanding piece of historical fiction, which I can highly recommend for adults and teens who have an … Read more

Time Traveler

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I was really excited when I read about Time Traveler (published by Righter Books) and sent a request to author E. B. Alston to review it. I mean – it sounded like the perfect combination of science fiction (with the time travel) and history. In fact, I thought it was going to be a meld of scifi … Read more

If you were me and Lived in… #Elizabethan England

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I am a big fan of Carole P. Roman and her “If You were Me and Lived In…” series. I love how Mrs. Roman takes facts about a specific era in history and spins the threads of information into an engaging tale. Rather than a fictional story, she provides us with first person narratives, related … Read more

Boxes for Beds – A Mystery in History

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Boxes for Beds is a mystery novel set in the early 1960’s.  Plot summary: Author and single mother Leslie moves from the big city to a small town in Arkansas after a bad breakup. Her fiancé responds poorly to learning the truth about Leslie’s daughter’s deceased father, and Leslie turns to the town where she visited … Read more

8 Reasons NOT to Visit a Federal Reserve Bank Museum

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In July, we visited the Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta. It was an outstanding experience.   But, it’s probably not for everyone. Here are some reasons you just might not want to visit a Federal Reserve Bank Museum: 1. You and your kids have NO INTEREST in robots, including the AGVs (automated guided vehicles) that transport all cash. … Read more

Battlefield Earth

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Epic. That’s a word that gets thrown around a lot – it’s become a part of modern slang, kinda like awesome when I was a teen (whoops, dated myself there). Yes, we all still say awesome, but it no longer means inspiring awe. It just means something is cool. The equivalent of the 1950’s “Neat-o.” Epic in … Read more

If you were me and lived in … Colonial America

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Carole Roman’s If You Were Me and Lived In… Colonial America is charming and intriguing — the perfect combination to immerse your young ones (and maybe yourself) in some food for thought about how lives differed between then and now. Mrs. Roman keeps the main part of her story focused from the perspective of a child … Read more

What to do after visiting Egypt via Minecraft? Party, of course.

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Why have a Minecraft party? My kids love Minecraft. Anyone else?  Like many other parents, I’ve been converted. Not to being a player, no. I’m afraid it’s been years since any true video game has appealed to me. I’m much more of a puzzle girl (crosswords, sudoku, logic). But, I am seeing the value of … Read more