Friday, October 24, 2008

Psalms, Vol. 1: Psalms 1-41 (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms) by John Goldingay

I'm reading this series for the class I'm teaching. I really like it.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Forgotten Man : A New History of the Great Depression by Amity Shlaes

I listened to this as an audio book with the dh. Honestly, if I had been reading it, I probably would have deemed it too boring to finish.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Lies My Teacher Told Me : Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen

I thought I would hate this as a PC screed, but it wasn't like that at all. It was wonderful and interesting and really made me think and certainly gave me lots of fodder for discussion with the dh. I imagine that some of his critique is out of date now; I may actually pick up the revised edition.

We don't use history texts in our homeschool, but I still felt that there was a lot of beneficial thought here. I highly recommend this for all readers, but especially for anyone homeschooling.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross

This was such trash.

I loved it.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

The State Boys Rebellion by Michael D'Antonio

At the intersection of twentieth-century eugenic theory, attitudes towards the disabled and other "undesirables," and state schools lies one of the saddest books I've ever read. It did drag a bit at the end as it followed the former inmates as adults, but it was still a compelling, amazing story.

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