Friday, May 18, 2007

Reading Round-Up, Mid-May

I haven't posted a list of what I'm reading in a while. So here goes:

Recently read:

The Art of Eric Carle
(a book on Carle's life and career)
Bella at Midnight by Diane Stanley
Rules by Cynthia Lord
Darcy's Story by Janet Aylmer

Currently reading:

Simply Christian by N.T. Wright
Sacred Sorrow by Michael Card
Unlocking Harry Potter: Five Keys for the Serious Reader by John Granger
The Great Snape Debate by Orson Card, et al.
Ways of Telling: Conversations on the Art of the Picture Book by Leonard S. Marcus
Peril and Peace (Vol. 1: Chronicles of the Ancient Church) by Mindy and Brandon Withrow

I'm re-reading Goblet of Fire in my ongoing Harry Potter marathon re-read leading up to book 7.

I also recently read a number of poems (and found some new favorites) in The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry.

Homeschooling/education resources: I used a birthday gift certificate to purchase my very own copy (at long last!) of The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer, and am reading pertinent parts regarding the overall classical approach to schooling and to kindergarten/early childhood learning in particular.

A few favorites on the sweet girl's shelf right now: Dream Snow by Eric Carle, Grandfather Buffalo by Jim Arnosky, Back to School with Betsy by Carolyn Haywood (chapter book we recently finished reading aloud). Also The Early Reader's Bible.


Erin said...

You know, I bumped into a college professor of mine this week, and he asked what I'd been reading lately, and the only thing I had to say was re-reading Harry Potter (which he didn't particularly approve of... :-P ) I really want to read The Children of Hurin one of these days...

Beth said...

Me too! It got a review on Epinions the other day (well, it may have gotten more than one...I don't remember...but this is the first I'd stumbled across). The reviewer gave it 4 stars; liked it a lot but thought it paled in comparison to Tolkien's masterpieces, which probably makes good sense. Still, I definitely would like to read it.

So many things I want to read right now, but I'm struggling to find either reading or writing time. Argh.