Books Worth Reading
I read this...in elementary school!!!!!!
It is an epic work, true to the word, with magnificent characters, grand buildings and an excellent narration. Based in the medieval times, it rotates around the construction of a Gothic cathedral in a fictitious town called Kingsbridge. The story takes place from 1123 to 1174 A.D. The book reflects the political anarchy from one of the most contentious times in English history, when the country was ravaged by civil war, with self appointed heirs fighting for the throne after Henry I.
The Amelia Peabody Series by Elizabeth Peters aka Barbara Michaels and Babara Mertz. This is an amazing family saga, encompassing three generations, a world war, and thirty-five years of turbulent history. Amelia is an Egyptologist so much of the stories take place in Egypt on digs. The stories are clean, funny and make for a very enjoyable read.
A Jury of Her Peers: American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx by Elaine Showalter. In a narrative of immense scope and fascination, here are more than 250 female writers, including the famous—Harriet Beecher Stowe, Dorothy Parker, Flannery O’Connor, and Toni Morrison, among others—and the little known, from the early American bestselling novelist Catherine Sedgwick to the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Susan Glaspell. Showalter integrates women’s contributions into our nation’s literary heritage with brilliance and flair, making the case for the unfairly overlooked and putting the overrated firmly in their place.
One of Jane's dearest friends, Martha Lloyd, resided with the family and recorded over 100 recipes in her household book. An authentic selection of their fare has been adapted to modern cooking, and is illustrated with an intriguing introduction describing Jane's passion for food with cited letters and incidents.
Jane Austen Cookbook
Emma - Jane Austen