Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Shopping My Bookshelves

Time to start thinking about what my year with Ramona will look like. Time to start shopping my own bookshelves. Hmmm...where to begin? Some initial thoughts....



There will definitely be art. 
Claire Walker Leslie's Keeping a Nature Journal is full of sketching inspiration. Pulling that one off the shelf for sure. I think I'd like to pull Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain out, too. 

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This is one of my favorite shelves in the house. Ramona has read most of these, but I think Jane of Lantern Hill is going on the reading list for her. A read-aloud, I think. We haven't yet read the second Calpurnia Tate book! Must remedy! 

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Some Shakespeare this year, of course. Romeo and Juliet?

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Is there any Louisa May that Ramona hasn't read yet? Maybe Rose in Bloom. Thinking I'll wait on Cather's My Antonia for a year or two, for fuller appreciation. 

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She's reading Emma with her big sister, so I'm leaving the Austen to them. I think we'll read Dickens this year, though - A Tale of Two Cities

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I see some Ray Bradbury here, but where is my copy of Dandelion Wine? I guess I need to check another shelf. That's definitely another read-aloud. Also adding Fruitless Fall to her list, and some of Silent Spring

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I see some good stuff here by Mike Aquilina and Peter Kreeft. (Is there any other kind of stuff from those two?) 

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Alan Schreck's Catholic and Christian is like a mini-catechism, and I love it. Will choose some selections for Ramona to read. 

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Oooh, I need to look more closely at some of the goodness on these shelves. 

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Clive Staples! This is Ramona's year for The Screwtape Letters

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Here's a small section of our poetry collection. Poetry Friday, anyone? Maybe I'll have Ramona do some of the picks this year. 

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Ah, homeschooling books. 
This shelf is for me, when I need a boost.  

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5 comments:

Danae said...

I want to follow Ramona's reading list!! Great ideas!

Sonja said...

I love seeing your shelves! I think we share about 80% of the same books. Thanks again for your posts. Such a breath of fresh air.

Karen Edmisten said...

Danae, join us! :)
Sonja, thank you! Sounds like I need to come shop your bookshelves, too. :)

Abby Badillo said...

Thanks to you I just got Fruitless Fall from the library, and read it over the past two days. I couldn't put it down - all the more interesting since the author is from my neck of the woods! Much of what he has to say dovetails nicely with Wendell Berry... hope Ramona enjoys!

Karen Edmisten said...

Isn't it a great read, Abby? But a scary one, too. Did you hear about all the bees killed in S. Carolina when they sprayed for Zika virus?