...by today's standards and having to memorize lots of dates...yada yada yada. Why is that when I became a half century old myself, I became very interested in most things involving the past? There was something about turning that age that caused me to want to know more about my own family genealogy and I think that was when it all came to life for me.
The photo above is of all of the library books I have been renewing for the past...I don't know how long. Why I had to be so greedy and check out 7 books thinking I could read them all in 2 weeks is beyond me. The lady who checked me out said.."Well, they will either sit on our shelve... or yours, and as long as no one requests them, it may as well be yours. "
I decided to take a photo of them, just in case I take them back before I get to finish them all. That way I can order them off of Amazon or maybe just get a Kindle for Christmas and read them that way. This house is overrun with books and no where to go with them. Good thing someone came up with the idea of electronic book reading...I may have to resort to reading that way.
I just finished reading "The Lost Symbol", Dan Brown's latest book. It was pretty good, I thought. He packs a little too much in each book, for my taste. I would have preferred for him to take the five books he wrote and stretch them into 10. Just too much information to absorb in my opinion.
Don't think I am trying to impress anyone with this post about my new knowledge of History. I am so far behind the average person, it will take me a very long time to hold my own in a conversation with anyone about it. Back to my studies..........