I finally abandoned When the White House Was Ours after reading a little more than half. The characters made me want to knock heads. I'd hoped to enjoy a book about opening an alternative school, but dear Lord, the adults needed more supervision than any students.
I've finished a couple more books that need to be reviewed, fiction, of course. The nonfiction moves as slowly as ever, shunted aside like a stepchild. We all know about reading moods, and I'm definitely into fiction right now, though it shames me to neglect some of the books that await my return.
Received an ARC copy of The Map Thief by Heather Terrell which I hope to enjoy. Not too long ago, I saw a special on The Discovery Channel (?) about Admiral Zheng He and his remarkable naval exploits during the Ming Dynasty. I'm always interested in missing maps and manuscripts, so the combination of good historical facts with the present day search for a missing map sounds appealing.