Hitler’s Art Thief is one I picked up on a whim at the library and I am really enjoying. It blends history, art history, and intrigue in a true story that is so well researched. I like it because it is the perspective of Germans during WWII, while so many other books are written from the perspective of the allied powers. All the Light We Cannot See blended the two well and that sparked my interest in this book as well.
I am not sure yet about Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap. I started it, but it is moving slowly. It does have a strong recommendation so I think I’ll give it a few more chapters to make my decision. Have you read it? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
With the kids…
Do I lose some sort of credibility if I admit that I’ve never read The Hobbit? I am remedying that right now. It is our nightly read aloud and we are all loving it. Tolkien’s use of language is really remarkable, which you knew… because you’ve probably all read it…
The Long Winter – we are listening to this in the car, on cds from the library. I just found out the series will be available on audible this February! All. seven. of. them!! I’m thrilled. These are certainly family favorites. After moving back to a snowy climate, I thought this would be a perfect book to listen to in January, but our measly 1″ or less this month is really not holding a candle to the blizzards the Ingalls and Wilders dealt with.
I’ve been wanting to better my understanding of how Charlotte Mason approached the subject of math and how that aligns with modern research. This book has been so helpful. I have walked away inspired as a teacher! I can see how my “fixed mindset” held me back in math as a child and I want to do better with my own children. It’s also been great to see much of what Mason believed about how the brain works is continuing to be proven true.
Simplicity Parenting has been one of the most influential books I’ve read on parenting, so I was excited to read Kim John Payne’s more recent book, The Soul of Discipline, especially with a soon-to-be teenager in the house. His approach fits very nicely with Charlotte Mason’s idea of Masterly Inactivity.
Funny coincidence with Camille’s family…we are reading Farmer Boy at our afternoon Tea Time. One afternoon the description of their ham dinner with preserves, beans, bread, potatoes and pie had our mouth’s watering, we called Dad and asked him to bring home a ham and a pie! We’ve been having “farm dinners” on our menu rotation since!