Tuesday, August 22, 2017


The Red Badge of Courage
(AmazonClassics Edition)
"Henry Fleming is a young private in the Union army during the American Civil War—a farm boy untested by battle.

Faced with charging rebels, he flees. With his ideals shattered and his heart burdened by shame, Henry seeks an opportunity to redeem himself, even hoping for a wound—a 'red badge of courage'—to prove his bravery."

"Focusing on the inner psychological struggles and sensory perceptions of an individual soldier, Stephen Crane introduced a new kind of war novel to American literature. With heightened impressionism, he captured the emotional reality of war as no novelist before him had."


Calvin and Hobbs #100

Monday, August 21, 2017


The Wars of the Roses:
A History From
Beginning to End
The Wars of the Roses occured from 1455 to 1487. These wars between the House of York and House of Lancaster sought control of the throne of England. How did these wars affect history?


Calvin and Hobbs #99

Sunday, August 20, 2017




The Haunted Dollhouse

"Lottie Landers is 15 years old. She can see ghosts and she helps them with any unfinished business.
In this first story, Lottie’s dad brings a dollhouse into the family store. A ghost is attached to it. It doesn’t take Lottie long to connect with the ghost, but when she does, her heart fills with sadness.
This is going to be a difficult case for Lottie, but she is determined to help the ghost."

Calvin and Hobbs #98