Education is the Science of Relations Charlotte Mason I was almost twelve years old the first time I read Anne of Green Gables. I was a relatively new reader at the time, not that I could not read.. I had not yet developed a desire to read. On that first read, I skimmed through all … Continue reading Friendship Garden, post script.
Books Bloom Adventure Story
There is much I could say about my dear friends Jan and Gary Bloom and their 24 years and counting mission to get great books into the homes of reading homeschool families. This amazing feat has been achieved by searching high and low sourcing out great books and the labor intensive service of lugging, setting … Continue reading Books Bloom Adventure Story
19 Books for 2021: why these? and what has already changed by February! and again by SPRINGTIME!
Literary Life Reading Challenge Poetry Anthology The Best Poems of the English Language: From Chaucer through Frost compiled by Harold Bloom I heard this book referenced on The Daily Poem podcast, and ordered a copy. I like that there is a write up about the poets and poems. I did read a little here in … Continue reading 19 Books for 2021: why these? and what has already changed by February! and again by SPRINGTIME!
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on Books Read in 2020 Children's Books There is a sagging shelf in our library overfilled with to-be-read children's books. When a parent comes to me to ask my opinion on a book for their children, I do not wish to recommend a book or author I have not gotten to know myself, or at … Continue reading Just a few MORE notes….
2020 Reading Notes
New Author Let's begin with a happy accident. A new to me author I came across along the way. I always listen to Audible on long road trips, and I was about to embark on a five hour drive, with my mother as passenger, for a visit to my sister's home. On our last trip … Continue reading 2020 Reading Notes
Reading in 2020
I was in a flurry of excitement the last few weeks of 2019, choosing books to read in the upcoming year. I was already in the habit of choosing and committing to reading at least one book each month JUST FOR ME, and sharing each read with a friend. However the prospect of my 2020 … Continue reading Reading in 2020