Saturday, November 13, 2010

What do I DO with all those BOOKS?

Glad you asked!!  I had so much fun going over them today,  feeling the smoothness of the skin,  smelling the sometimes musty odor,  flipping the pages through my fingers,  stopping to read a word or two or three or four or....

Ok,  I actually listed most of them in my , a gift my husband gave me that is supposed to last my lifetime.  I have yet to catalog all my books, but I have brainwashed  trained one child into thinking this is fun.  Only she's really busy and has a paying job, and can only have so much fun a week.  (SIGH)  Back to what I will do with them.  I thought I just told you?  feel, smell, flip, read.  Well,  I chose some books because we love to read classics around here, and anytime we can find a great looking hard back we snatch it up, for .50 or 1.00.  I chose others because we are studying the time of 1776-1815 in history in our home school, and next year will be getting around to the Civil War.  There were a couple of interesting books set in this time.  Abraham Lincoln by James Daugherty,  a biography of a slave girl (not sure yet if it tells too much,  kindo intense).  Others I choose because they are part of a series we love like the Landmark books or an author we love like Clyde Robert Bulla, or Jean Fritz.  I did seem to find more historical and biographical books, and then a few classic fiction.  Some I had never read  like The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope  and one on touring the Mediterranian using the Bible.  How neat would that be to learn geography from a lady who toured the area....  before the second world war!!!  (I am a sucker for OLD BOOKS)

As I figure out where these will go in our schooling year,  I might let you know.  OR,  I might think it is too boring, or irrelevant to your life, and never let you know.  HE HE HE  HO HO HO  HA HA HA
 HI HI HI HU HU HU HY HY HY (I think I already said that!)

thanks for reading,


ps.  I WILL let you know how The Prisoner of Zenda is,  I am REALLY curious. 

pss.  I bet you would love to know how I began to love books. 

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