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Subject: The Littlest Things Make Me Happy
Date Posted: 1/2/2010 9:35 AM ET
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So, I was rummaging around in my desk, and I found the 'Longman Atlas of World History."  It's wonderful!!  It has maps from different time periods in history: Alexander the Great's empire, 323 BCE ~~ The Roman Empire and Germanic Migrations, 400 CE ~~ The Spread of Islam, c. 622-750 CE ~~ Europe from 1494-1560.  All these lovely maps...which I can now consult as I go through my historical fiction challenge! 

It's like Christmas all over again. ;D


Does this make me a geek?

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Date Posted: 1/2/2010 10:07 AM ET
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Vicky,  Heck no not geekish at all I love maps,  I can't tell you how many times I am reading something and I look up where a town is located.  It helps me alot for some strange reason. 

I'd be happy too!

Date Posted: 1/2/2010 10:17 AM ET
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Oh I agree. I love maps and wish more books had one matching up to the story.

Date Posted: 1/2/2010 10:25 AM ET
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So you have things in your desk you didn't know you had?  Sounds like me! :)

Date Posted: 1/2/2010 10:30 AM ET
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Oh, that is a great find!! I wish all books had maps in them. Even if I already know exactly where the book is set, it still helps me to actually look at it on the map. I do this a lot too. I should get my own map book! ;-)

Date Posted: 1/2/2010 12:24 PM ET
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And from different time periods and empires must be especially helpful. Jealous!

Date Posted: 1/2/2010 8:40 PM ET
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So you have things in your desk you didn't know you had?  Sounds like me! :)

Umm...yeah, I do.  What can I say? 


Let's see...I could scan the maps, and keep them in an album in my Photobucket account.  Then if any of you feel a need to see a particular map...presto!  It would be there!  It goes from Early Civilizations, c. 8000-900 BCE to the Conflict in Afghanistan, 2001.  I'm really happy because I'm reading "Until the Sun Falls" by Cecelia Holland (Ghengis Khan) and it has a map of Mongol Empires in the 13th century.  Sweet.

Date Posted: 1/2/2010 9:15 PM ET
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Maps are cool.  Even if I can't read one. LOL  I have a thing for globes.  It might be why I got into teaching!  Even with my little kindergarten students, I am forever pulling down the maps or getting out the globe when we talk about places.