Timely question!! I was at the library this morning. Yes, I know you are all thinking, what the hell?? Didn't she just check out a truck load of books last week?? What the $^&%@ is she thinking?? Here's the deal. I only went to the library to return the DVDs I checked out. They are due back tomorrow, and I had time today. $.10 late fees on books are one thing. $1.00/day fines on DVDs are another!! While I was waiting for a librarian (I was wanting to request the next Season of the Gilmore Girls), I started looking at the shelf of books to be re-shelved. I'm not a huge fan of non-fiction books, but I do like to browse....when all of sudden, this book jumped off the shelf right into my hands. (well....not exactly, but you get my drift!)
Homework for Grown-ups : Everything you learnt at School...and Promptly Forgot by E. Foley and B. Coates. I know I definitely want to be smarter than a 5th Grader....and trying to help the kids with the homework is getting surprisingly more difficult, I decided to check this book out. There are sections of this book ranging from English Lit to History; Home Ec to Physics. It reads easier than a textbook and is actually a lot of fun.
So...if you don't remember what Iambic pentameter is or who fought in the Battle of Balaclava, pick up a copy of this book and learn along with me!!
There are even quizzes in it, just to see if you learnt it the second time around!