I Used to Know That: Stuff You Forgot from School
By Caroline Taggart
Thanks to #COYER Blackout, I dug through my back Nook catalogue and found this gem which was a free Friday download at some point. I’m almost certain I got this book with the full intention of loaning it to my husband because I was less than thrilled with it by the time I was finished.
The concept for this non-fiction fact filled book is simple—“You know all the stuff you learn in high school and forgot? Well, here it is in just over 100 pages.” I was hoping to learn some fun new facts and actually gain some knowledge. I was left sorely disappointed.
Divided up by classroom subjects—English, Math, Science and History with a short chapter on Geography—Taggart zooms through the highpoints of each of these areas. Math and Science, which were my WORST subjects in school, are still confusing as hell. And the information in the English and History chapters was stuff I already knew or easily remember with a few triggers because those still are my favorite areas of study (not surprising since the bulk of what I read is historical fiction).
In short, I Used to Know That: Stuff You Forgot from School is a short, quick high level overview of your entire high school curriculum in just over 100 pages and probably not worth your time if you are looking to learn something new as it sticks close to pop culture facts and general knowledge.
The Quick Book Review
I Used to Know That: Stuff You Forgot from SchoolAuthor: Caroline Taggart
Published on: October 19, 2010
Genres: adult, nonfiction
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