Archive of Biography

11Dec2018
Author
Jenny
Category
100 Book Challenge, Biography, Classic

Book #52: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

This is unprecedented, but this book is a repeat.  It is also Book #6 in this year’s challenge.  Read my review here. My thoughts are pretty much the same, but this time I got to discuss it with a group of women from my homeschool group.  I missed the discussion with my book group back in February, so I was excited to get to talk to people about it this time around. Totally worth the se

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11Dec2018

Book #43: The Mark of a Giant

Oh man, I wish I had stayed up to date with my post writing when I finished a book!  It’s been a struggle to remember my impressions and feelings about each book when I sit down to write about it.  Sometimes all I can remember is the general feeling I have after I finish, especially if the book wasn’t super awesome. That’s not much of an intro for The Mark of a Giant by Ted Stewart thou

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29Sep2009
Author
Jenny
Category
Biography, Non-fiction
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A Boy Named Shel

A few years ago, I was talking to my daughter's teacher and I told her how much she enjoyed Shel Silverstein poems. Her teacher told me that her older sister had dated Silverstein and did I know that he had written for Playboy magazine for many years? My barely concealed reaction along the lines of "WHAT?!" is probably what most adults of my generation would say, considering that all we know of

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