1. Many readers on Goodreads said Nancy Drew series is their favorite in mystery genre. I didn’t grow up in the United States and had no idea Nancy Drew was a fictional character! I went to my local indie and asked for books by Nancy Drew. Ha!
2. I was looking for one book but ended up bringing home three that I didn’t expect to love. I learn a lot from H. G. Wells who really has fizzle and pop in his writing. He keeps me engrossed in what I thought was boring and dry in high school—world history and ancient civilization. Now I know the Aryans, the Assyrians, the Semitic, the Hellenics, the Gauls, and the Romans like the back of my hand. I like how he gives you the plain facts with no embellishments or elaborations. And he bridges over different empires of the same era.
3. Lately I have been on a history binge. Reading history also provokes that travel bug in me. One of the most rewarding thing about travel is to get to know the history and the people. I’m excited to read about Egypt in The Culture of Ancient Egypt and travel soon.
4. It’s great to read Naguib Mahfouz!