If you read yesterday’s post, you already know some of my childhood favorites and the reasons I liked them. But here’s another: when I was in fourth grade, my absolute favorite book was the Landmark biography, “Life of Saint Patrick.” As my family is Jewish, this was something I knew nothing about, and I was fascinated. I read the book at least seven times over the course of that year. The history was just so interesting. Too bad I didn’t find my social studies courses in school nearly as compelling. As I told my kids, I was paying attention on Math and English, and some of the time in Science, but not in social studies, so if they had history questions on their homework, then needed to ask someone else.