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Sunday, June 7, 2009

The Book Pile: June 2009

On the book pile for June

Life Is a Miracle: An Essay Against Modern Superstition

Living Faithfully: As A Prayer Book People

The Wanderings of Odysseus: The Story of The Odyssey - Reading this before giving it to my son to read.

Review of May's book pile

Finished in May:

The Abolition of Man
, CS Lewis - comprised of three essays from a series of talks he gave. This is a classic Christian book looking at modern culture from a Chrisitan perspective: ethics, science, the nature of man. This is a book I've had on my "to be read" list for some time, but finally made a point of picking it up when it was listed as a "must-read" on the CiRCE reading list for this year's conference.

The Egg and I
, Betty MacDonald - Quirky people, sweet stories, vivid descriptions from a 1940s chicken ranch in the American Northwest. Ever heard of Ma and Pa Kettle? This is the book where they had their beginning in American pop culture.

Started in May and still reading:

Anglican Spirit Michael Ramsey

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mark Twain

Started in May, but gave up on:

The Religious Potential of the Child Sofia Cavaletti
I have another less philosophical book by Cavaletti that I'm going to try later this summer. Some excellent thoughts about children's approach to religion, but sometimes a bit tedious in its romaticism.

What are you reading?

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MomCO3 said...

We love Sutcliffe's Odyssey... it's a re-re-re-re-re-read around here. The pictures are beautiful, and I think it reads very much like the (traslated) original I read a million years ago. Her Illiad sounds so much like Homer.

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

I've been involved w/CC nearly since the beginning and am 1 of the tutor trainers for NC. I am seriously considering doing TOG this year after homeschooling for 13 years. :)
What is the oldest child that you use it with? i am considering doing it for K - highschool. Yes, high aspirations. :)I'm searching through your archives for more info on TOG now. :)Huge decision.

Kerry said...

It is designed to be used with students from K to High School, so that sounds like just what you are looking for!

Feel free to email me or leave comments with any other questions!

Hey - weren't you at NCHE speaking? I was only there Sat. and only had time to catch Norm Wakefield's talk.

DebD said...

We love Sutcliffe here too.. Although I seem to remember there is a picture or two in one of those books that may be considered inappropriate.

I'm trying to finish To Kill a Mockingbird for bookclub on Sunday - I'm loving it!

Kerry said...

Deb - so funny, a good friend of mine was reading Mockingbird, too! Made me want to pick it back up and re-read it. I really enjoyed that book.

Sara said...

I'm reading Adopted for Life by Russell Moore. Have you read it? A lovely book of adoption in biblical theology.

Kerry said...

Sara - No, I haven't read it, but is sounds really familiar. I'd love to hear what you thought of it when you are done!