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July 9th, 2013, 06:09 PM
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I just checked out five books from the library... we'll see if I get to read them. I also just opened up my OverDrive account again. I love checking out digital books.

What are you reading? Anything good? I would love some suggestions. Tell me your favorite books!
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July 9th, 2013, 06:12 PM
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I read young adult novels so that I can lend them to my students. I love Hunger Games series and The Maze Runner series.
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July 9th, 2013, 06:20 PM
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I just got a Kindle for my birthday last week This is my first e-reader of any kind, so I'm ready to dive back into reading...I have missed it!

I just finished "The Well Trained Mind: A Guide to a Classical Education at Home." I'm trying to narrow down what I want to do for homeschooling my kiddos, and this gave me a lot of ideas and things to consider.

As soon as I get the house in order and take my bath I'm going to start "Just Take My Heart" by Mary Higgins Clark. She is one of my favorite authors, and I'm ready to read something just for fun.

I'll be following this thread for ideas!
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July 9th, 2013, 07:54 PM
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I'm still reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks for pleasure and Unconditional Parenting and recommend both.
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July 10th, 2013, 12:29 AM
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I just got a Kindle for my birthday last week This is my first e-reader of any kind, so I'm ready to dive back into reading...I have missed it!

I just finished "The Well Trained Mind: A Guide to a Classical Education at Home." I'm trying to narrow down what I want to do for homeschooling my kiddos, and this gave me a lot of ideas and things to consider.

As soon as I get the house in order and take my bath I'm going to start "Just Take My Heart" by Mary Higgins Clark. She is one of my favorite authors, and I'm ready to read something just for fun.

I'll be following this thread for ideas!
Just wanted to add after 16 years of homeschooling. The book The well trained mind is over kill for a first time new homeschooler. But its an excellent read with many wonderful ideas . But that is way way to much to do. I did what she said to do my second year homeschooling and almost threw in the towel. You need a 15 hour day to do all she says to do in a day just for school.However Susan Wise Baur the author is so nice in person and warm and her support group is very helpful.I have used her writing curriculum off and on for several years for older crew.
May I recommend some books to read on many different ways to school at home including classical,Charlotte Mason,Eclectic,and sooo many others?
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July 10th, 2013, 12:38 AM
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I just got a Kindle for my birthday last week This is my first e-reader of any kind, so I'm ready to dive back into reading...I have missed it!

I just finished "The Well Trained Mind: A Guide to a Classical Education at Home." I'm trying to narrow down what I want to do for homeschooling my kiddos, and this gave me a lot of ideas and things to consider.

As soon as I get the house in order and take my bath I'm going to start "Just Take My Heart" by Mary Higgins Clark. She is one of my favorite authors, and I'm ready to read something just for fun.

I'll be following this thread for ideas!
Just wanted to add after 16 years of homeschooling. The book The well trained mind is over kill for a first time new homeschooler. But its an excellent read with many wonderful ideas . But that is way way to much to do. I did what she said to do my second year homeschooling and almost threw in the towel. You need a 15 hour day to do all she says to do in a day just for school.
May I recommend some books to read on many different ways to school at home including Classical,Charlotte Mason,Eclectic,Traditional,Unit Study,Unschooling,Independent learning, and so many more ways can be so much to take in.
You are very very smart to start learning everything you can before you are knee deep in over your head and burn out.
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May I recommend some books to read on many different ways to school at home including Classical,Charlotte Mason,Eclectic,Traditional,Unit Study,Unschooling,Independent learning, and so many more ways can be so much to take in.
You are very very smart to start learning everything you can before you are knee deep in over your head and burn out.
Yes Yes! I will take any and all advice I can get The Well-Trained Mind book is definitely overwhelming. The ideas seem great, but I'm not sure how I could ever fit it all in for 3 kids and keep up with everything else. It seems like a lot to take on, especially since I have never done this before and am not a teacher by trade.

I'm ready to take notes
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July 10th, 2013, 10:20 AM
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Do either of you visit The Well Trained Mind forum?
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July 10th, 2013, 11:29 AM
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Jinnah, I have the site opened in another tab I was Googling to find reviews of some Jr. K curriculum from Memoria Press and found one there! I haven't had too much time to play yet, but it looks like I'll be able to find a lot more info and ideas.
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Jinnah, I have the site opened in another tab I was Googling to find reviews of some Jr. K curriculum from Memoria Press and found one there! I haven't had too much time to play yet, but it looks like I'll be able to find a lot more info and ideas.
LOL, I'm on there, too. I just started a couple of library threads!
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July 10th, 2013, 08:52 PM
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Checked out 8 books last Monday (350-450 page books), On my sixth one now . Johanna Lindsey is the Author. Picking up 7 more tomorrow by another favorite author!
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July 11th, 2013, 05:17 AM
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I downloaded a bunch of classics last night...it is amazing how many e-books are free or 99 cents! I know they are free at the library, too, but having them at my fingertips whenever I get the whim is really great
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July 11th, 2013, 09:04 AM
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I still haven't had a chance to start the books I checked out!
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July 11th, 2013, 09:10 AM
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It is hard to find time to read, and usually when I do it is at night when I should be sleeping! So many books and so little time
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July 11th, 2013, 11:18 AM
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i LOVE books and used to read all the time... my hubby bugs me that i need to sort through and get rid of books. While on our holiday i actually found time to read The Help. it was my first book in a long time and i truly enjoyed it!
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July 11th, 2013, 03:52 PM
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I just finished Deadlocked, from the sookie stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. I have 2 left in that series. I am now reading Rapture, from the Fallen series by Lauren Kate. I am also reading a full-length fanfic called James Potter, about Harry Potter's son. He has 3 full-length fanfics and they are GREAT! The fourth one is being written. I have SO many series i'm reading it's ridiculous.
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