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  1. Thank you! So did you do any written assignments/essays, or just read the chapter and do the questions?
  2. I have a kiddo in 9th this year, and we plan to use History of the Ancient World by SWB. Can anyone provide an example of how you've scheduled this out over the year for your HSer? I'm hoping to save myself some planning time if at all possible. Thanks!
  3. You can read details about what's in the books at Common Sense Media. Inkheart is rated for age 9, and Inkspell and Inkdeath are both rated as age 11. If you've never referenced it, CSM is a great site that outlines what might be worth noting as a parent under several different categories, including language, violence and sex. I refer to it all the time to decide if something is suitable for us, or to make note of what I might need to chat with the kids about. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews/inkheart https://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews/inkspell-inkheart-trilogy-book-2 https://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews/inkdeath-inkheart-trilogy-book-3
  4. Thanks for sharing! Just signed up. I love Coursera! They have some really great courses.
  5. I have been chatting with a friend about starting a Latin Club for our girls (11-14 age range), who will be new to studying Latin. We're thinking the girls will do most of their study independently at home, and then we will bring them together monthly for some fun supplemental activities. Us parents will be learning alongside the girls for the most part, so we will need ideas that are easy to implement and do not require expert level Latin knowledge on the part of anyone present! Does anyone have suggestions for the types of things we might do with them? Any experience with such things? Links that might be relevant? Thanks in advance for any input!
  6. Mr Q is currently hosting his annual 50% off holiday sale. If you've been considering purchasing his curricula, now is the chance to get a great deal! http://www.eequalsmcq.com/HolidaySale2015.htm I'm so thankful to the person that mentioned this here on the forums last year. I signed up for his mailing list so I'd be sure not to miss it this year, and just purchased Elementary Earth, Chem and Physical. Yay!
  7. Yep, this. The books don't even need to be focused on money, and in fact, it's probably better if they don't. But the message should be that having money is a perfectly fine thing, with none of that baggage around wealth that many people in our culture hold onto. No guilt around money, or having to prove they're still good people in spite of their money, etc. Just good people that happen to be wealthy, and positive representations of wealth. :) Thanks for the great discussion and suggestions!
  8. Awesome!! Thanks for all the great suggestions! To answer a couple of questions... For adults, not kids. Though kids books would be fun too! This came up because a friend was saying that it's difficult to find fiction that represents wealthy people in a positive light. So we're looking for books that celebrate wealth (even indirectly) rather than presenting it as something negative. Also, Fifty Shades was one that came to mind for me as well. So you all are not alone. ha!
  9. Thanks for all the suggestions! I still haven't found *the* book, and am now thinking I may have dreamt it! There are some interesting ones on this thread all the same, so thank you!
  10. Does anyone have suggestions for fiction (or non-fiction that reads like fiction) that features wealthy people in a really positive light, doing amazing and fabulous things? All genres welcome. I can't seem to find much, so I thought I'd ask the hive -- a place where all questions have answers!
  11. Ok, I just had a memory of something about sleep habits, and how people would go to bed at sundown, then wake in the middle of the night, basically splitting their sleep into two segments. It's possible I'm mixing two books here, but I'm thinking this is all the same book... sound familiar to anyone?
  12. Awesome suggestions, thank you! It might very will be At Home by Bill Bryson. The title sounds familiar, and whether it's *the* book or not, it sure does sound interesting! I'll check out Edward Rutherford's books as well. Thank you!
  13. Browsing through Amazon, and found The Victorian City. It might be this one, so I'll check it out and see if it seems familiar. If anyone has other suggestions, please do let me know!
  14. I love it when this thread comes back around! There are so many wonderful suggestions here, and always something new I haven't read yet. I'm actually reading the newest Dresden book right now. Yay!
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