A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

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Thursday, October 9, 2008

160. John Cabot & Son

John Cabot & Son by David Goodnough
Illustrated by Allan Eitzen

Pages: 48
Finished: Oct. 7, 2008
First Published: 1979
Genre: children's biography
Rating: 3/5

Reason for Reading: Read aloud to the 8yo as part of our school.

First sentence:

The city of Genoa, Italy, is famous as the birthplace of Christopher Columbus.

Comments: A simple to read biography written in a story format of mostly John Cabot and the last few pages concentrate on Sebastian Cabot, his son. John Cabot is always interesting for kids to read about because he disappeared and was never seen again on his second voyage. John Cabot first claimed land in North America for Britain, naming it the "New Found Land", now called Newfoundland. A decent read for what it is at this level. Good 2nd and 3rd grade readers will have no problem reading the book themselves and it also works well as a read aloud.

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