Friday, March 12, 2010

Recently Read









This was our book club selection for February...we had a great discussion...some hated the book, others really enjoyed it...an interesting premise...







I really liked this book...14 interviews of such a variety of LDS women...no Mollie Mormons here...and perhaps the variety is more typical of women in the church...








One of the women in the above book that I read about, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich won the Pulitzer Prize in History for this book:

A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard














This book shows how Lincoln was an "early adapter" of his generations cutting edge technology...the TELEGRAPH...the beginnings of the electronic age...
In this day of instantaneous communication it's hard to realize what life was like when the only way to transmit information was by messenger on horse or by train.
Lincoln became way more than the titular "Commander-in-Chief".... the development of the AP wire service (they banded together because telegraph fees at the time of the Civil War were 5 cents a WORD...worse than cell phone overage charges)...the beginnings of the ability to mold public opinion...















The second book of the trilogy that began with The Hunger Games...book three is due out this summer I think...it left you with a real cliffhanger, definitely not a stand alone book!
















1 comment:

  1. can i borrow hunger games? i've heard several people say it was good...

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