After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!
2017 edit
I will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year.

2017 edit #2
I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

37. A Guide to the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria of 1692 by David C. Brown



Title: A Guide to the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria of 1692
Author: David C. Brown
Copyright: 1984
Pages: 132
Format: Paperback
Rating: 3/5 stars
Finished: 6-6-09

A brief history of the Salem Witch Hysteria of 1692, David Brown does a good job of condensing down the happenings and facts into a slim volume that cuts out the extra details and basically gives you a "just the facts" history of that year. Included are also maps of the areas with the pertinent locations marked, so that if you were to visit the area, you could find these locations easily. Also included is a chronology of events, and an additional bibliography for further reading. If you are interested in the events of the Witch Trials and are looking for a quick, easy read about them, this would be for you.

1 comment:

wisteria said...

Being a grad student of American History, this looks like a keeper. I am as many are fascinated by this event in our history. Thanks for the review.