Sunday, April 11, 2010
And now, for your reading pleasure...
Two books, One I have already finished reading, and one I am in the process of reading. It just so happens they are both historical fiction!
First up: a book I just finished reading and really enjoyed. "The Calico Captive" by Elizabeth George Speare.
When I was younger, I had to read the books "The Bronze Bow" by aforesaid author for school. And I hated it. Looking back, I think I was not quite ready for it. ( Just like when I tried to read "Robin Hood" in 3rd grade. There is a season for everything... and that wasn't it. lol)
But, when I was a bit older, I read "The Witch of Blackbird Pond". twice. I LOVE(d) that book! So, although I had a track record of not enjoying the works of Miss. Speare, I found so much enjoyment in "The Witch of Blackbird Pond", I decided to give "The Calico Captive" a try.
I really enjoyed this book! It is set during the colonial era. At The beginning of the book, Miriam Willard Is captured by a group of Indians along with her family and her next door neighbor. Throughout the story, Miriam deals with fear of being sold to the french as a slave or worse-- being killed! This book was actually based on a true story. I found this story to be very interesting, and I will admit I stayed up very late a few nights to finish it!
The other book I am reading for school currently. It is called "Mara: Daughter of the Nile" by Eloise Jarvis McGraw. I think it is obvious the theme of this book is Egypt. Mara is bought from her evil master by a mysterious man who promises her freedom in exchange for being a spy, and completing a dangerous mission! I am enjoying this book because not only is it well written, but it is also enjoyable to read a book which brings Ancient Egypt to life!
So now, you must go to the library and check out both of these books.
It is wonderful to be back from the Midwest Homeschool Conference! I really enjoyed myself, but it is good to be home! What a pleasant surprise it was to see three new followers and lots of new comments! I really appreciate it. I would like to be a writer someday, and it is encouraging for me to see that 19 people care about what I say! :)