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New and Occasional Additions

Throughout the month of April, I shared insights about poets, poems, quotations, poetic forms, and my own poetry practice based on these themes. I decided that I enjoy what I am learning about the poets I am studying. Learning new things–even about topics I already know in depth–excites me and […]

Books of the Month: April 4-May 1

Fiction The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah Five Stars I absolutely loved this newest book by Kristin Hannah. I learned more about this era of history–the Dust Bowl and how it affected people during the Great Depression–and would compare its themes to those of The Grapes of Wrath . Hannah […]

Summer Reading Challenge

One of the highlights of my childhood was going to our public library with my own library card and signing up for the summer reading challenge. Admittedly, I had grand goals of filling in all those lines. I did read. A lot. I just don’t know that I ever filled […]

Books of the Month: September 2013

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery Anne-with-an-“e” has always been a kindred spirit. Now my boys see her as one, too. It was a joy to share this favorite with them. They read much of her story independently and broadened their vocabulary through Anne’s loquaciousness. We worked through […]

Books of the Month: August 2013

It’s a Wonderful Imperfect Life by Joan C. Webb: I have enjoyed several months of daily insight from this devotional. I recommend it to other recovering perfectionists! 4 stars The Scarlett Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy: This romantic classic is a favorite of my literary friends, and now I am adding it […]

Books of the Month: July 2013

Books by Ralph Fletcher: As I am preparing for another year of home school, I have been reading many of Ralph Fletcher’s books of poetry for children. Have You Been to the Beach Lately? , Moving Day , Relatively Speaking are excellent examples of his storytelling through theme and poetry. I […]