Saturday, January 20, 2007

Reading Round-Up: The Post-It Version

I'm going to start "post-it" versions of my old reading-round-up. In other words, once in a while I'm just going to jot down laundry lists of things I'm reading and thinking about...what's just been read, what's in progress.

I'm also adding lists of books we've been reading with the sweet girl, either in story times or family reading times. And I'm adding a list of current schooling resources.

Recently read...

*Jackie and Me by Dan Gutman
*Murder in the Vicarage by Agatha Christie (this and The Body in the Library currently in progress are both re-reads; I'm comparing them to the recent Miss Marple films starring Geraldine McEwan which we've been watching on DVD
*The Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke
*The Strawberry Shortcake Murder (ditto...what can I say? It's winter!)

And a couple of interesting articles: Anthony Esolen's essay "Davey's Song" (On the Divine Music of an Autistic Son) in the recent issue of Touchstone, and Deanna Overstreet's "The Gospel According to Jane" (yes, Austen) in the current issue of Theology Today

Currently reading...

*Mudhouse Sabbath by Lauren Winner
*The Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne (almost done...really!)
*A Philosophy of Education by Charlotte Mason
*The Children's Blizzard by David Laskin
*What Will Harry Do? by Janet Batchler (reflections on Book 7 of the Harry Potter series)

On the Sweet Girl's bookshelf...

Her Current favorites:
*The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies by Beatrix Potter
*The Ruth Ainsworth Book (great find, and with Shirley Hughes illustrations!)
*The Trouble With Baby by Marisabina Russo
*One Hundred Ways to Count to 100
*The Snow Globe Family (book's in her room, and she's sleeping, so I'll have to check the author later...)

And we just finished 'B' is for Betsy by Carolyn Heywood

Schooling resources I'm working with or preparing to work with: Handwriting Without Tears; Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons; Math-U-See Primer

Verse we've been working on this week: Proverbs 3:5&6


Erin said...

You're off to a good start, I'd say! I've read a whopping one book since the start of the new year, though I'm about to start "Bird By Bird," which several people have assured me is essential reading for any writer...

Beth said...

Oh yay! Lucky you, getting to read *Bird by Bird* for the first time. Terrific book. One of the best books on the subject of writing I've ever read.

I just dug it off the shelf the other week thinking I might re-read a bit, but haven't had time. Can't wait to hear what you think of it!

Any word on your grandma's surgery this morning? She's been in my prayers.

Erin said...

Ah, I had a feeling you were probably familiar with this one! In fact, you've most likely recommended it to me at some point; I think only "The Kite Runner" has been recommended to me more times lately... So far, I'm really enjoying it.

Thanks for your prayers. Grandma seems to have come through her surgery well. I'll keep you posted!