Monthly Archives: October 2010

Travel Back in Time to the 70s

Seventies nostalgia:  a Dick Clark who never ages – the $20,000 Pyramid – Bit-O-Honey candy that breaks your teeth – Charlie’s Angels (the original ones)…

Rebecca Stead’s Newberry Award winning young adult book, When You Reach Me, is a quick read – mysterious, fun, and validating.

With references to Madeleine Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time, Stead creates a coming of age story that might bring back some life-turning moments of your own.   And make you wonder, what if you could go back and do it again?

Germany Rebuilt

Almost all the towns in Germany were flattened during WWII and rebuilt to resemble the original Bavaria.

Even the cobblestone streets were replaced.

The Munich Faces of Oktoberfest

German Castles on the Rhine

Medieval ruins with walled cities and moats still in place…