Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Lies My Teacher Told Me Review

I know it's been a while since I've done a book review. I've been reading it's just been been taking me a long time to get books finished. I'm hoping that this summer I can get more books read as well as the ones I am currently reading.

If you didn't know I have a degree in history so this book really speaks to me. A lot of people asked if I had ever read this book knowing I was studying history. I didn't and it probably was a good thing I didn't read it until after I graduated. I say this because while I agree with it I feel like it would have made me not want to continue my studies. Also, I have several friends who are teachers and while I know they do everything they can to not be the teachers in this books, actually only one is a history teacher.

Synopsis: Without getting too much into detail, this book is basically Loewen going into areas, mostly textbooks and how history is taught wrong. He goes into detail about how textbooks are written, how they fail students and how students hate the subject.

Review: I really enjoyed this book. While it took me a long time to finish because of how heavy it is I still enjoy it. I remembered why I first studied history and how I wanted to be a history teacher or education manager at a history museum or historical site. It is shocking to see how we are not teaching the right facts.

This book is not for everyone, but if you have any interest in history or how history textbooks are written then read this book.

My Rating:


I have been MIA from here and from reading for a while for good reasons. I had a change in jobs, same place just different position and then in October I started to have some health issues that left me in a lot of pain. I have things figured out and had surgery so I'm home for a month recovering from that. I'm doing well, but this health issue is not going to go away. So hopefully this does give me more time to read books.

I have a review that I need to write from like this summer on In Fraction and then I am currently reading two books, 1) Supergirls by Mike Madrid and 2) A Dance of Dragons by George H.R. Martian. Both are long and heavy so it's taking time to read them. I hoped to get them finished here by the end of the year.

I also was going to write about it, but I guess I never did on my trip to my first book signing. Felicia Day wrote a memoir and I have been a big fan of her's. When I saw that she was going to be in town signing I pre-ordered my book and got her to sign it. I have a cute photo of myself and husband with her. It was a little crazy, but a lot of fun to meet her for like 3 seconds.

So hope all is doing well and please stay safe and try to be one of the good people this holiday season.


The Horde Review

I've been meaning to read this book and finish this trilogy for a while now and I finally have time for it. I also been putting off reading this book because I was a little annoyed with the second book.

Synopsis: The horde is coming.

Salvation is surrounded, monsters at the gates, and this time, they're not going away. When Deuce, Fade, Stalker and Tegan set out, the odds are against them. But the odds have been stacked against Deuce from the moment she was born. She might not be a Huntress anymore, but she doesn't run. With her knives in hand and her companions at her side, she will not falter, whether fighting for her life or Fade's love.

Ahead, the battle of a lifetime awaits. Freaks are everywhere, attacking settlements, setting up scouts, perimeters, and patrols. There hasn't been a war like this in centuries, and humans have forgotten how to stand and fight. Unless Deuce can lead them.

This time, however, more than the fate of a single enclave or outpost hangs in the balance. This time, Deuce carries the banner for the survival of all humanity. (From GoodReads)

Review: I actually really enjoyed this book. I was dissatisfied with the 2nd book due to Deuce seeming a bit warrior princess to me. This book fixed all of that and made me really want the best for our characters. I enjoyed how to book turned out and was kind of sad to see it end. It was wrapped up pretty nicely at the end, but still it made you happy for everyone.

I give this book
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