Monday, March 06, 2006

Off The Shelf

This is an idea "borrowed" from Mental Multivitamin. (Check out her blog... it is excellent!)

This feature will appear regularly. It may not appear to have a lot to do with the education of elementary students, but our homeschool has pupils of all ages... plus this is "teacher enrichment". I encourage visitors to use the comments section to share what they are reading as well.

What I am reading:

Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter by Thomas Cahill

Herodotus' Histories

Wolves of the Calla by Steven King

How to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler

A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book the Tenth: The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

As you can see, I love to read...and defenitely have literary ADD. I am not reading all paper books. A couple are audio books. We listen to audio books in the car and when doing mundane chores (like folding laundry).

We love books!

A few recent "must reads":

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate Dicamillo

John Adams by David McCullough

The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

The Series of Unfortunate Events Series by Lemony Snicket (the audio books read by Tim Curry are EXCELLENT)

Ah... so many books, so little time!

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