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Shirin Yim Bridges - Artemisia of Caria

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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 Booksfor sending me a copy of this book 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 and Shirin Yim Bridges is a new author for me.

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

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20. It Came From the '70s: From The Godfather to Apocalypse Now by Connie Corcoran Wilson (2010)
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 Premier Virtual Author Book Tours for sending me a copy of this book 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 and Connie Corcoran Wilson is a new author for me.

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. …