Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Back to School for the Mamas {2015 Edt.}


For four years now {gasp! how is this possible?!?} I've been sharing my short Fall reading lists. I love to start the school year attempting to read a stack of scholarly books. I'm one of those nerds who would have loved to stay in school forever... but since I can't, I attempt to school myself through reading.

Life and Letters of "Stonewall Jackson" by Mary Anna Jackson. True story- my son's middle name is Stonewall, in honor of General Jackson. A solid Christian man of character, I look forward to learning more about him. I'm calling it my personal history curriculum.

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. As a serious lover of classic literature, I blush to confess that I've never read Dickens. Of course I've viewed film adaptations- several versions of A Christmas Carol, The Tale of Two Cities... but I've never actually cracked the cover of one. Seriously overdue and seeking to remedy that!

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Another classic that's been gathering dust on my "to be read" list for ages. I'll be needing some fun reads for nightly nursing sessions soon enough, so I plan to check out a copy from my local library.

The Well Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer and Jesse Wise. Yes, this was on my original 2012 list. I figured since we're starting to dabble in homeschool for ourselves this fall, it's a good time for a reread. And I find this book so very enjoyable.

Psst! You can check out the past several years here: 2014, 2013, and 2012.

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