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Well, right now, my list is all curriculum prep. I need to go through the IEW TWSS to prepare for implementation. Also, TTC, Harp and Laurel Wreath, and rereading WTM. I have one moving into 5th and feel the need to refresh myself on the goals and plans. Sorry, nothing just for me yet.


But I do have several here awaiting reading:


The Space Between Us


Paint It Black


Eat, Love, Pray


Eats, Shoots, and Leaves


Okay, I do have some I hope to read after all. They just got buried under the curriculum!

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Here is the start of my reading list:


Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

Latin Centered Curriculum - Revised Ed.

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People


I know there are others I need to read, just can't think of them right now, and at some point I will add a few fun classics in there as well - maybe I will have to make a list on my blog to motivate me - Thanks for asking this question!

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Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

And I just finished the course on this and it was really good! It's definitely going to help me stay centered on making sure we're (the family) heading in a good direction.


On my list:

Hypnobabies Homestudy

Charlotte Mason Companion

Anam Cara

Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers (I've nursed three already, but this book came highly recommended by a friend so I thought I'd give it a shot)

Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella (love, love, love her fluff books)

A Mother's Rule of Life (have started this but need to get through all the P's)

The Third Jesus [the Christ we cannot ignore]

Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner (more fluff)

Left to Tell


that's of course assuming I have time for all this ... :001_huh:

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I've got the following sitting by my bed, ready for those lazy (well, lazier) summer days...


  1. Three Cups of Tea (after Kiterunner and Thousand Splendid Suns, I'm mesmerized by the Afghanistan/Pakistan region - those were incredible reads, by the way)
  2. Emma (somehow missed it all these years)
  3. Last of the Mohicans
  4. The Thief Taker
  5. 1776 (McCullough)
  6. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

And I'm hoping to pre-read the following for my DS - the 1st couple Redwall books, Spderwick Chronicles.


And then there are all those lovely kid's classics I'd like to do as read-alouds...

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I'm planning to reread TWTM as well. I've got all my 888 books to continue through. I want to reread some Jane Austen and start LOTR which I've never read all the way through. We'll be finishing up Narnia as a read-aloud with the boys and I need to find another fabulous read-aloud. I'm looking forward to much more reading time during the summer. It will be wonderful.

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No firm plans, but here's what's been moved to my to read table:


The Buried Book (nonfiction about uncovering of Gilgamesh epic)

My Lobotomy

Kage Baker's Anvil of the World (and forthcoming sequel not yet on table)

last book of the Good Earth trilogy by Pearl S. Buck

M.M. Kaye Death in Cyprus/Kenya/Kashmir

Fledgling by Octavia Butler

The Last Witchfinder by James Morrow

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke (I feel like I'm the last one to read this)



as much P.G. Wodehouse as I can fit in

continue my journey through 19th Century English lit

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I am slowly working my way through my 888 list. Here are just a few that *I* will be reading to myself (many on my list were read alouds)


1. Starving Jesus

2. Quaker Summer

3. Get Out of That Pit

4. Messy Spirituality

5. The Ragamuffin Gospel

6. Soul Cravings

7. Jesus, the One and Only

8. The Prayer That Changes Everything

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Next week after my classes end I will have this stack of books by my bed to read:


The Shack

Making Brothers and Sisters Best Friends

How to Get Your Child Off the Refrigerator and Onto Learning

The Lord of the Rings

YaDa YaDa Prayer Group Gets Decked Out!

Preparing for Adolescents

"3:16, The Numbers of Hope"

Laughter in the Dark

Mere Christianity


That's it so far....

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This list may go past the summer though (especially since I seem to want to read every book I come across these days).


I would like to reread The Latin Centered Curriculum (or possibly get the new addition and read that one). I would also like to read more thoroughly A Thomas Jefferson Education and A Thomas Jefferson Education Home Companion. I have read these, but not as completely as I would like.


I also have a list of non-reference type books as follows:


Just So Stories

Jungle Book

Chronicles of Narnia (am currently reading Prince Caspian)

Peter Pan

A Little Princess

A Christmas Carol


Edith Nesbit books:

The Railway Children (have already started reading this one)

The Complete Book of Dragons

The Best of Shakespeare

Th Enchanted Castle

Five Children and It

The Magic City

The Story of the Treasure Seekers

The Phoenix and the Carpet


The Story of the Amulet

The Wouldbegoods


I am also currently reading The Moffat Museum and The Lilac Fairy Book.

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I'm going to read A Thomas Jefferson Education Home Companion as well! In preparation for the TJEd seminar coming to my area, I'm also going to read The Chosen, Taming of the Shrew, and Little Britches.


For fun:

How to Eat Supper by Lynne Rosetto Kaspar

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families

Water for Elephants

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Here are a few things on my list for the summer:

Literature Alive by Cay Gibson (last name??)


For the Children's Sake-I've had this for a few yrs but never read it.


Hold on to Your Kids by Gordon Neufeld (last name sp??)


Bravewriter-another thing I've had for over a yr and NEED to read more of.


Showing my lack of a life....the new Writing with Ease bk by SWB due out this summer.


Fun stuff:

Latest Janet Evanovich bk due out in June-love that Stephanie Plum!


few more books in the #1 Ladies Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith

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