It’s Winter Reading Week this week at e2s, so I thought I would start by showing you the formidable stack of books that I did not make it through this fall. Not a single one. What I did do was start several of them, and decide they weren’t worth my time. So the stack is now half as tall, but not any more read.
I enjoyed seeing Emily’s list on Monday, and it gave me some ideas for more relaxed reading. I’m hoping to try out some of them. In addition, I have a few more books that have been added to my list for the spring:
The Book Thief: I will be reading this for a book club I’m a part of. I know it’s super popular right now, so I’m excited to dive into it. It just came from Amazon yesterday.
Home: This is also for a book club. I have never read anything by this author, but I’ve read good things about her, so I am eager to read this book.
Evening in the Palace of Reason: History/Biography about Bach and Frederick the Great. Having played and performed a lot of Bach, I’m looking forward to actually learning something about him.
The Lord’s Prayer: I love reading the Puritans for devotional reading. Their work is so deep and comprehensive that you can read one paragraph a day and have plenty to chew over. That works out well for me, since I can only handle about one paragraph a day of these guys!
John MacArthur: I’m a sucker for biography (although not long, boring ones), and reading Ian Murray is always a good thing.
With my kids, we will continue our reading-aloud pattern: each child gets to pick a book to read aloud, starting with the youngest. I think it will include some Milly, Molly, Mandy, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. *Side note: we are trying to read through the entire Little House series so that we can stop in DeSmet on our way out West this summer. How nerdy homeschooled is that?? I love it!* I am also reading Kidnapped to the older kids at night. It’s a hard read, but we go slow, and they are hanging in there very well.
And speaking of book clubs, did you check out our facebook forum for our new e2s book club? We will be reading Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child by Anthony Esolen. I have read it before, but am excited to go back and re-read, and see comments from you-all!