Reading has been going well the past month. I am really enjoying digging into a good book.
What I finished this month
The Lonesome Gods — Oh my goodness I enjoyed this Louis L’Amour book so much more than I thought I would. I think all Californians should read it for the interesting history alone. I fell in love with Johannes Verne. Favorite passage:
“How young is too young to begin to discover the power and beauty of words? Perhaps he will not understand, but there is a clash of shields and a call of trumpets in those lines. One cannot begin too young nor linger too long with learning.
Who know how much he will remember? Who knows how deep the intellect? In some year yet unborn he may hear those words again, or read them, and find in them something hauntingly familiar, as of something long ago heard and only half-remembered.”
Consider This — This was such a game-changer for me. I loved every minute of it and am now exploring Charlotte more.
A Charlotte Mason Education — I don’t recommend this one for Charlotte’s principles (I recommend you go to Brandy for that!) but for a quick look at her practices it was fine. Not my favorite CM resource.
The Tempest — Read this one for my local mom’s book club. It is not my favorite Shakespeare. I find it hard to find someone to really root for in this one. I highly recommend reading it while listening to the Arkangel Audio Production. Which is totally what I did and not considered cheating at all.
The Lonesome Gods: An Epic Novel of the California DesertConsider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical TraditionA Charlotte Mason Education: A Home Schooling How-To ManualThe Tempest (No Fear Shakespeare)
What I am reading
Plugging away and I only added one to the list!
More Charlotte Mason Education — Deeper and better than the first one so far.
Steal the Show — Public speaking is going to be a major goal of mine in my business next year. This is how I am getting ready.
Rediscover Jesus — A good Catholic would have finished this during Lent. I guess we know what that means. Ahem.
Norms and Nobility — So after reading the Plato book I think I could go back to the first couple of chapters of this one and it would make so much more sense. I am going to pick it up again.
A Morbid Taste for Bones — Cadfael is a favorite of Jessica’s. I really do want to finish this one.
Hannah Coulter — Listening to this one on Audible. It’s good.
Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can DoSteal the Show: From Speeches to Job Interviews to Deal-Closing Pitches, How to Guarantee a Standing Ovation for All the Performances in Your LifeRediscover JesusNorms and Nobility: A Treatise on EducationA Morbid Taste for Bones (Brother Cadfael Chronicles)Ross Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall, 1783-1787Hannah CoulterMore Charlotte Mason Education: A Home Schooling How-To Manual
Current read aloud
Almost done with Begin, the first book in the Growly Adventures.
We are enjoying this delightful tale of a bear on a journey, and I have no doubt that the sequels, including the soon-to-be-released Haven will be added to our read aloud pile.
My to-read list
Seriously, I have a major list to work through. But when those are done, these are the next ones on my list.
New Seeds of ContemplationTill We Have Faces: A Myth RetoldKristin Lavransdatter I: The Wreath (Penguin Classics)The Ignatian Adventure: Experiencing the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius in Daily LifeUnderstood BetsyHornblower: Beat to Quarters (Hornblower Saga)The Living Page: Keeping Notebooks with Charlotte MasonNotes from a Small Island
We had some great reading suggestions in last month’s comments. What are you reading?
Linking up with Wednesdays with Words over a Ladydusk. Now you can see what everyone is reading.