Wow, this month has flown! I can’t believe it is almost November and I still haven’t shared my September list with you! EEK!
Well, here it is. What I read in September. Several of these were things for the Crew or for the Book Club but I did a bit of reading just for me, too.
Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola
This is a fairly thorough overview of the views and beliefs of Charlotte Mason, an outstanding educator. There are applications of the ideas, as well as plenty of quotes to keep it interesting. This is the first Charlotte Mason book I have read and I did really enjoy it. I will be finding more to continue to encourage myself in this line of education.
Katy’s Box by Mary Evelyn Notgrass McCurdy
Katy’s Box is about a young girl and her family as they set out on their first year of homeschooling. What an adventure it is for them. Through the ups and downs and the reimaging what education is really about, they grow stronger and make new memories and add treasures to her special box. This is definitely a juvenile fiction book but it was still a pleasant read and it has gone on the bookshelf for the girls to read and enjoy.
Imagine . . . The Great Flood
I will not say more about this book. If you want to know, please read my Homeschool Review Crew review.
Secret of the Hidden Scrolls
Again, if you would like more information on this series, please read my Crew review of the first two in the series.
Austenland by Shannon Hale
You might know this author’s name as she is a pretty popular writer. I stumbled across this little book by accident and we used it for the September Book Club. You can read about it over on that post. There are a couple of scenes that the book could do without (just too graphic and don’t add anything to the story) but overall, it is a fun book.
Keep Moving by Dick Van Dyke
This is another that we read for the Book Club. It was October’s selection so it is up now. It was a fun read. You can read more about the book over on that post. So much fun that I actually went and got another of his autobiographies to read. It was titled My Lucky Life.
An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff
And another Book Club selection but this post is not yet published. It comes out on November 2. This book is about a lady who has an unusual meeting with a young boy that truly changes both of their lives. We often feel as though we are living in a bubble but this story will convince you that we don’t. What we do, or don’t do, affects others in ways that we may not even comprehend or understand at the time. Offering to buy this boy a real meal opened up avenues of help and influence that were not even thought of. But over the years, that one hamburger from McDonalds made all the difference. I highly recommend this book and stay tuned for more on it, coming November 2.
That’s all for September as we were still trying to get used to new schedules and activities and adjust to all that. So, I didn’t do as much reading as I would have liked but I did get some in. I am very glad of that. It makes me a much more pleasant person, I think. 🙂