Thursday, September 10, 2009

Booking Through Thursday - Recent Informative

What’s the most informative book you’ve read recently?

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!


Debi said...

When we were at the bookstore a few days back, my boys saw this book and got the hugest kick out of it! They were so determined to get us to buy it...thinking it so unfair that grown-ups don't have to do homework. (Ha--I feel like all I do some weeks is homework in preparing everything for homeschooling!) Anyway, they've been trying to convince ever since that I should let them get this for Rich for Christmas. :)

christina said...

I love it! Looks like a fun read. (Heh and I'm sure filled with a lot of "oh yeah!" moments!)

gautami tripathy said...

I am a teacher and that book sure piques my interest!

Booking through recent informative

Jackie said...

It seems I need to get this book! I didn't even know there was a Battle of Balaclava, nor do I remember learning about it. My dad still wears his balaclava in the winter, does that count?

I think my daughter would get a kick out of seeing me do homework, too. Thanks for the recommendation!

Ladytink_534 said...

Sounds interesting! Have fun!

Lisa said...

I definately remember my mom having to review the chapter before she could help me with my homework. I would get SO frustrated that she just didn't KNOW the answers.