Words on Wednesday – On History

Today’s quote on history:
on history: the things that survive us
comes fromCareless People: Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of The Great Gatsby
It is the things that remain that make up history. Maybe that’s why people say history is written by the victors?

The Tyranny of the Now is real, I think. Each generation seems to struggle with the concept that the world began when they did.

Teaching history is a way to combat that short-sightedness.

What I’m Reading Now:

nov 19 stack

Recent Additions:

My husband recently finished this one and he’s insisting I need to read it too.

Recent Kindle Reads:

North and South is free and it shows, with various formatting errors.

But the story is fantastic, probably my favorite by Gaskell. (And then, of course, after you finish reading it you should totally watch the adaptation North and South (BBC) because it is WONDERFUL and, in some ways, better than the book. You won’t hear me saying that very often!)

If you haven’t read it yet, what are you waiting for? Did I mention the free part?

Current Read Alouds:

Lots of thanksgiving books and other various things for school.

Current Book to Review:

My next book hasn’t come in yet but on Monday I posted my review of Karen Swallow Prior’s Fierce Convictions.

What are you reading now?

Dover Books
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  1. I do love history and the things that survive. Again, Ozymandias comes to mind … Nothing beside remains …

  2. Agree with you whole-heartedly about North and South. After watching the miniseries a couple times over the past few years, I went ahead and read the book a few months ago on the tablet while up at nights with my newborn. So wonderful!

  3. I love North and South. I am reading The Bone Clocks. I am 200 pages in and still can’t figure out what it is about. Yet I still keep reading.