My Bookshelf

Currently Reading:

Home Education: Training and Educating Children Under Nine (Homeschooler Series) by Charlotte Mason Vols1 & 6

Past Reads:

Charlie’s Monument –

Prince Caspian by

House of Sixty Fathers by Meindart DeJong – April 2010

Silas Marner by George Eliot – November 2009

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen – November 2009

The Great Conversation: The Substance Of A Liberal Education by Robert Maynard Hutchins – October 2009

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell – October 2009

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe – October 2009

How Children Learn by John Caldwell Holt (didn’t finish) – Oct 2009

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill (didn’t finish) – Sept 2009

Ethan Frome by Edith WhartonSept 2009

The Pearl by John Steinbeck – Sept 2009

Reading Lists:

Harvard Classics

Great Books

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One Response to “My Bookshelf”

  1. Roseanne

    And you read a book a week of your own! That doesn’t count all the books you read to your children every day! I count children’s books in my own reading. Not to be outdone, here is my list, albeit without photos since I have no idea how you got those up there.

    The Christmas Sweater for children by Glenn Beck – finished
    Liberty & Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto by Mark Levin
    Nick of Time by Ted Bell (a Young Adult book) half finished (for four weeks)
    Lion Among Men: Volume Three in the Wicked Years by Gregory Maguire
    Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey
    and I just returned Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World (576 pages and at least 2 inches thick) by Liaquat Ahamed for the second time after having it for 6 weeks total and not opening it at all.

    The first two I have had checked out for almost two months now. The next two I’ve only had for a month. I love books – that is evident. But do I really like to read?

    In September I finally received notice from the library that Janet Evanovich’s Finger Lickin’ Fifteen was waiting for me. I picked it up and read it the same day. Totally…every word. Her next book comes out in paperback on 12/29. I will read it that day at the bookstore and consider it a late Christmas gift to myself.

    I suppose I could say I spend too much time reading what pops up on my computer. Things that I frequently see there other than all my friends’ updates on Facebook (except one girl who seems too busy to update her friends the totally “in” way) and the updates I get from media, Congressional types, and military personnel on Twitter, are mostly news stories from all the major media outlets of the world. Keeping on top of daily developments seems overwhelming most days. Add to that the barrage of e-mails including recipes and sales for the holidays, which don’t seems to have a beginning or an end, and several hours later I find myself peeling my body out of the office chair too tired to open a book cover. Sad, isn’t it?

    Maybe you will inspire me to re-allocate my time and get back to reading those library books I can’t seem to quit checking out. My eyes might enjoy the distant familiarity of the pages of a book. As for your crazy idea to read the Harvard classics, you go girl! I did all I could possibly do to avoid any of those while in High School, and have no intention of deliberately reading them now!

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