I Used to Know That – Caroline Taggart


Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Readers Digets (March 5, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0762109955
ISBN-13: 978-0762109951 
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This was a pretty entertaining book.  The author covered many subjects, from History, Math, English, to the great Composers, Authors, and Artists.  There were many things I didn’t know and many things I forgot I knew.  The reading time for this was very short.  I started it one night, and finished the next afternoon.  Among some of the things covered:

Onomatopoeia – Where a word sounds like the action it’s being used as, for example Buzz, Hiss. 
There were 3 Bronte Sisters: Anne, Emily, Charlotte.
Some Algebraic equations that I’d long forgotten.
Brief histories of WW1, WW2, Russian Revolution, and many others.
Information on all the Planets

The book itself is hardcover, and designed like an old school notebook. I thought this was a nice touch. I’d recommend this for trivia buffs, and for those who really stink at “Are you smarter than a fifth Grader”, which I found I’m not.  It would also be good for a quick reference (ie. need to know what Cosine is?).  Also would be a good gift for those in your family actually beginning to take these classes, ie. Algebra for the beginning Algebra student. Check it out if you get the chance, you might like it.

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*DISCLAIMER* A review copy of this book was provided to me by FSB Associates for review. This in no way influenced my review.