The first was a gift from Robert- The Lost Empire of Atlantis. It is everything I love in the type of book I call "speculative history." Menzies follows clues from all over the world to create a "new" view of life in the Bronze Age at about 1500 BC. I haven't quite finished it, but it's great. People who write books like this are often looked down on as crackpots by academia because they dare to propose things that don't fit the accepted theories. I like to stretch my brain with the possibilities.
The second one is a surprise gift from Chuck and Sylvia- Forensic Botany. They knew I wanted it, and they got it for me! I haven't read more than the introduction yet, but I'm sure I'm going to love every page.
I suspect not much is going to happen except reading tomorrow, either.
In other news: Omer got home from a long road trip. I haven't wanted to publicly announce that the house was unattended when we were both away, but now he's home. He's recouperating and vegging, and I'm reading. Works for us.
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