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Monday, June 30, 2008

Self-Education Report 6/30/08

**NOW EDITED**
(edits in bold)

We've been on the road, so this update is a short one. Expect details from our trip in the next few days. The version of Tom Sawyer we listened to (we borrowed my dad's mp3 player and listened to it during the long drive) can be found here.

Read this week:
Junk Male
Out of the Silent Planet (completed)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (audio book, in progress)
Starship Troopers (completed)
War of the Worlds (completed)
Perelandra (in progress)

Harmony
Little Women (in progress)
Winnie-the-Pooh (re-read, completed)
The House at Pooh Corner (re-read, in progress)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (audio book, in progress)

Memorization work this week:
Psalm 27:1
Psalm 34:7

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8 have poured out their souls in electronic text:

  • Alan

    BTW, you can get a lot of free e-books from gutenberg.org. I have the complete Sherlock Holmes in mp3 files from there. If y'all haven't read these before they would be fine additions to your repertoire.

  • Birdie

    Good work!

  • Thehotrod5

    Your lists look great! Have you joined paperback swap?

    Angela

  • Julie

    Are you following a specific reading plan?
    If you are interested there is a great reading plan at Amblesideonline.com I use if for my kids and for myself.

  • Harmony

    Angela:
    We are members of paperback swap, and I am proud to report that our perfect condition hardback complete Winnie-the-Pooh came from there! The biggest problem I'm having now is finding books to post. I just can't bear to give up the ones I have left.

    Julie:
    We got our book list from Ambleside Online, although we're not following the reading list from there per se. We each have a reading list consisting of about 30 of the books considered most essential (most of which neither of us has read before), and we have a goal of reading a certain number of chapters a week. We decided not to overlap our reading list, for the most part, so that we could get through more books in a shorter time. The goal was that by the time we had children we were educating, at least one parent would have read just about every book they would be assigned.

  • Smockity Frocks

    Harmony, I get books from garage sales and library book sales that I purchase only for the purpose of posting on Paperback Swap. I usually only spend a dime for each. If I see "Oprah Book Club" or something of that nature, I know it will be popular on PS.

  • JunkMale

    Connie,

    Funny that you mentioned that when you did. I believe that at the time of your comment, we had left for one of the libraries in the area. We went with the intent of checking out some books, but saw that there were books for sale. We bought a few there, and also stopped by another library too. Out of all the ones that we bought (more than 10), we only plan on keeping 2 of them. We were a bit embarrassed to be buying some of the dumbed down fluff and garbage, so hopefully someone will request those so that they can get out of the house.

  • Julie

    Harmony, I think thats a great idea! I prescreen most of what my kids read. Now is a great time for you guys to do that! Ya'll are so smart... for government educated kids that is! :)