I’ve had this book on my shelf for a while. While I had the general idea of what hygge was, I was excited to learn the details of the Danish art of coziness. I love the idea of hygge and plan on using some of the advice in the book. The author made Denmark seem wonderful. I also plan on trying some of the danish recipes. Some of the illustrations were also cute and fun but I think this book was way overhyped. There was a lot of repetition. There was also a lot of statistics about happiness that no one wants to read about. This whole book could have easily been a 20-pages (and that’s only if they added some actual photos). It seemed they were trying to stretch the book out to justify the $19.99 price […]
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This book is a humorous and abridged history of the world. I listened to this as an audiobook. The funny narration is a great way to get a quick rundown of important events in history. The narrator is quirky and does the tongue-in-cheek comments wonderfully. As with any history compilation, what is included and what is omitted is subjective and this book left lots of important events out. I would have liked more coverage of important recent events such as the Civil War, the World Wars, the Internet Age, etc. These were very glossed over in the book. As with anything done by Mental Floss this is just a fun, quick, look at history and not really an academic read.
The Mississippi is the longest river in North America. It rises at Lake Itasca in Minnesota and flows almost due south emptying into the Gulf of Mexico, southeast of New Orléans. This is a distance of over 2,300 miles. The Mississippi River’s major tributaries are the Missouri and Ohio rivers. Many authors including Mark Twain, William Faulkner, and Kate Chopin were inspired by the mighty Mississippi. The name Mississippi comes from the Anishinaabe word ‘Misi-ziibi’ which means ‘great river’. The River flows at between 1.2 to 3 miles per hour. The Civil War Battle of Vicksburg was fought over control of the Mississippi River and was a major turning point in the war. At its widest point the river is over 7 miles wide. At its deepest spot the river is over 200 feet deep. It takes 90 days for […]