Sunday, November 30, 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008

A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver by E. L. Konigsburg

This was a pre-read for Simon. I absolutely loved it.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Boomsday by Christopher Buckley

This was really funny.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

review in haiku:
funny Greek hermaphrodite
genetics and fate

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff

I read this out loud to the boys. It was pretty good.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Augustine Came to Kent by Barbara Willard

This was a pre-read for Simon. I was disappointed. This book is such a classic in the classical ed. homeschooling world, but I thought it was flat.

Oh well.

We can use it as a springboard to discuss what it was missing that makes a book interesting.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Garbage Land : On the Secret Trail of Trash by Elizabeth Royte

This was interesting. The first part made me feel guilty about contributing the landfills. The second part made me think recycling is a waste of time.

So there you go.

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