Thursday, June 30, 2011

Game of Throans by George R.R. Martin

This is my first try at the series genre more especially fantasy world.  I did watch the HBO season and loved it.  It is pretty long (895 Pages) but starts off pretty good.  I am 10 pages into it.  Since I am going on vacation, I hope I can fly through it.

  More to follow on this one.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Road to Independence - The Movie

Mike Church did it again.  Very informative movie that kept my 11 year old's attention throughout the movie.  After the movie I quizzed him and he was in fact paying close attention.

The movie discusses and shows you what transpired (based on the notes of the involved) regarding the lead up to the Declaration of Independence.  Some of it you will recall from the HBO Series 'John Adams' however this is not specific to one person.

I recommend it for the family.

The Real George Washington

***** 5 Star

Just finished "The Real George Washington" by Andrew M. Allison.  It is part of the "American Classic Series"

A great book on George Washington. Talks about his lineage, his sicknesses as a child and adult, his military battles both won and lost.  Goes through the time he was in the house of Burgess and later was chosen to go to the continental congress.

An overall amazing book.  Should be required reading.

The Jefferson Key

**** 4 Stars

Great book by Steve Berry.  I have read other titles by this author and was very happy.  In this book as the others, his goto good guys (Cotton Malone and Cassiopeia Vitt) are back at it.  This books uses fiction and non-fiction in his story as most great novelists.  This book talks about the various Presidential assassinations and attempted assassinations and how they are all tied together.

The book kept me interested the entire time.  I did not give it a 5 star only because there was some places in the beginning where you lost track of the players and were confused as to who was who.

Great book otherwise and I highly recommend it.