Nina writes, "I must admit that I'm quite skeptical that I can actually achieve this goal. Inspired by Sara, I wrote this plan to read 4 books in ten subject areas. Perhaps since we no longer have television access I can do it. It is sort of pathetic that I need to make a goal of reading just 40 books but for right now it is the best I can do. I take comfort knowing that someday there will be more time to read."
Well, this is about as good as any reason I've got for a reading goal! Now if I can just get rid of the TV's we'd be good :) I liked her categories, so I will keep them intact (it's okay, you can call me a copycat) ;0 Hmm, let's see...
Children's Fiction (ages 6-10)
Knight's Castle by Edgar Eager (just finished reading aloud to Seamus Jan 09, loved it)!
The Mouse of Amherst by Elizabeth Spires
Winona's Pony Cart by Maud Hart Lovelace (Read-aloud to Seamus Jan 09, so cute)!
Children's Fiction (ages 10-14)
Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson
The King's Daughter (highly recommended by Violet)
Betsy and the Great World (another Violet rec)
Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
The Handbook of Nature Study (this is an easy one as we use and read this regularly, I plan to get through it all though myself)
Sharing Nature with Children by Joseph Cornell
(doing some library searches right now)
The Creative Family by Amanda Blake Soule
The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards
Peaceful Parents, Peaceful Kids by Naomi Drew
Boys Should be Boys: 7 Secrets to Raising Healthy Sons byMargaret J. Meeker
The History of the Ancient World by Susan Wise Bauer (I really enjoy her writing style)
Plutarch - Selected Readings
Real Change by Newt Gingrich
Patriotic Grace by Peggy Noonan
(need a few more here)
Adult Fiction & Poetry
Miss Alcott's E-Mail by Kit Bakke
Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose by Flannery O'Connor
The Big Snow by David Park
The Unschooling Handbook by Mary Griffith
How to Read a Book by Adler
The Enchanted April (curently reading)
A Room With a View (I have to read this every year, so good)
(what's your favorite?)
(need some suggestions here, any ideas??)
I'll keep adding to my lists here, it's a work in progress apparently :) I'm looking forward to my reading time and hope to post some reviews of some of my reading! Please chime in with suggestions and your favorites, they may become mine too!!
Happy reading, and thanks Nina!