Let the Little Children Come to the Classics While the public education system has, for the past thirty years, been underestimating our children’s creative abilities and progressively dumbing down the required reading in class, a mass of parents have recently displayed an eagerness to have their advanced readers enjoy a far more rewarding venture into the depths of classics and culture. But where to start? You want to give your child a book that is… Read More »48 Books to Brighten Your Child’s New Year
Some classics are obviously Christmas themed, while others on this list merely bear a passing reference to them, but all these books are imbued with the ‘spirit of Christmas present’ deep in their pages and, like Scrooge, live that spirit all year round! 1. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe In an unending winter, Father Christmas brings hope where there is none; and yet, in the true christian spirit, he can only come to… Read More »4 Christmas Classics You MUST Read
In 2018, I read almost 50 books. Most of them I loved! I have a hard time finishing a whole book if I don’t absolutely love it. But there are a few that were less than wonderful, but that I still pushed through to the end. In the next couple weeks, I’ll be posting reviews for each of the books. This year, I’ll be trying to match, if not exceed, last years total. Update on… Read More »My 2018 Reading List
Reading Without a Plan I’ve never had a reading plan before. My personality craves independence, and I don’t like the idea of structuring my life, particularly my entertainment, so I’ve never chosen to pre-plan my reading, watching, or activities list for the year. I dread the feeling of being ‘boxed’ in. Then last year, I had a personal goal – to read 70 books in 1 year. I thought, “I can read fast. I like… Read More »Why Make a Reading Plan?
These are the really old classical texts I read in high school and college that I actually liked! Full of passion, love, sacrifice, fate, and prime storytelling, they contain deep insights into human nature, and I highly recommend them! What’s the oldest book you’ve ever read? Mine is the Epic of Gilgamesh, but I didn’t like that one very much! 😴😄 1. Homer’s The Iliad 2. Homer’s The Odyssey 3. Sophocles’s Agamemnon 4. Sophocles’s Eumenides… Read More »17 of the Best of the Ancient, Ancient Classics