Saturday, August 12, 2006

A book meme

1. One book that changed your life: Better than School, by Nancy Wallace. For the Children's Sake gave us a method, but Nancy Wallace's book nailed the idea of homeschooling in the first place.

2. One book that you've read more than once: That's hard, I've read a lot of books more than once--why own them if you're only going to read them once, right? How about Great Expectations?

3. One book you'd want on a deserted island: Shakespeare's plays. If it was good enough for the Noble Savage...

4. One book that made you laugh: The Church Mice and the Moon, by Graham Oakley.

5. One book that made you cry: I'm not telling.

6. One book that you wish had been written: the book that Charlotte Mason wrote after time-travelling forward a century.

7. One book that you wish had never been written: Democracy and Education, by John Dewey. (No relation to the squirrel.)

8. One book that you are currently reading: Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter, by Thomas Cahill.

9. One book you've been meaning to read finish: The Betrothed, by Alessandro Manzoni. We got stuck partway through.

1 comment:

Karen G. said...

What do you think of Cahill's book? I read How the Irish Saved Civilization long ago, and picked up The Gift of the Jews last year in the states, but I didn't want to invest in more of the series until I'd read that one. Which I haven't, yet.