Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Eight cousins

by Louisa May Alcott

Orphaned Rose is intimidated by her 7 boy cousins, but they soon come to love each other and learn some valuable lessons.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Raising dairy goats

by Jerry Belanger

This very thorough guide describes different breeds and talks about housing, care, breeding, and milking and includes a few recipes.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

A Chance to Die

The life and legacy of Amy Carmichael

by Elizabeth Elliot

A biography of Amy Carmichael, missionary to India, who rescued children, and raised and educated hundreds. Very inspiring.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Shark On Line

by Carla Allen

This book tells the history of the Yarmouth Shark Scramble, the story of it's biggest shark catch and the urban legend that resulted from one of the author's photos of that shark, other shark catch and fishing stories and anecdotes, shark research findings, and shark attack stories from all over the world. There is information about conservation efforts as well as about the practice of finning and attempts and achievements toward ending it.

This book intrigued me from the first page and kept my interest right to the end. It's definitely a good choice for anyone interested in sharks or fishing (and I am not particularly), and I have a sneaking suspicion that a lot of teenage boys would enjoy it. I found several errors in grammar/proofreading and continuity, but the author's writing style is clear and easy to follow.

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Disclaimer: I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Mission of Motherhood

Touching your child's heart for eternity

by Sally Clarkson

The author talks about things that are important to teach our children and her methods, which she illustrates by anecdotes from her family.