I most certainly am NOT, an early bird and never have been. lol All the years of getting up for school then work and I never got used to it. When most people start flagging around 3.00pm I'm just getting going. I can't recommend any of the books I'm reading for my niece for you and anyway you've probably already read them. The one I'm reading at the moment is about a fictional family who lived around the time when Mount Vesuvius erupted, The author is probably an historian also because although she uses fictional characters, she also includes places and people eg Pliny which really did exist. I think this will be worthwhile her reading as she will be doing Latin and I think it will make it much more interesting for her.