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Book Review: 50 Ways To Improve Your Portuguese

50 Ways To Improve Your Portuguese, by Helena Tostevin and Manuela Cook When it comes to books that talk about learning languages there are a variety of approaches that one can have.  Some books are relentlessly focused on specific parts … Continue reading

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Book Review: All My Road Before Me

All My Road Before Me:  The Diary Of C.S. Lewis 1922-1927, edited by Walter Hooper How would I feel if someone had taken my Livejournal and Blogger posts as a young adult and compiled them into a large book in … Continue reading

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The Bleakest House Of All

In reading a genre-confused book by a wannabe author called Bleaker House, in homage to the bleakness of her nearly uninhabited island (named Bleaker) in the Falklands and to a late-period Charles Dickens novel called Bleak House, I was struck … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Everything Guide To Homeschooling

The Everything Guide To Homeschooling: All You Need To Create The Best Curriculum And Learning Environment For Your Child, by Sherri Linsenbach Admittedly, I am not the ideal audience for this book.  I do not have any children nor do … Continue reading

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Book Review: Galloping The Globe

Galloping The Globe:  The Geography Unit Study For Young Learners, by Loreé Pettit & Dari Mullins From my youth I have been fascinated by the study of geography, and this book provides an example of a unit study for those … Continue reading

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Book Review: First Grade Readers

First Grade Readers:  Units Of Study To Help Children See Themselves As Meaning Makers, by Stephanie Parsons This is the sort of book that ought to give someone pause when reading it.  A great deal of elementary education involves flattery … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Well-Educated Mind

The Well-Educated Mind:  A Guide To The Classical Education You Never Had, by Susan Wise Bauer I must say that having read the expanded version of this book that it is not quite as good as I remember it being … Continue reading

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Book Review: Educated

Educated, by Tara Westover I have to admit that when I started reading this book that I was a bit concerned about the tack that it was going to take.  I figured that it was a given that the book … Continue reading

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Book Review: What Does It Mean To Be Well Educated?

What Does It Mean To Be Well Educated?:  And More Essays On Standards, Grading And Other Follies, by Alfie Kohn The author is right that this book is about follies, but not necessarily in the way that he claims.   Just … Continue reading

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Book Review: Awesome Sh*t My Drill Sergeant Said

Awesome Sh*t My Drill Sergeant Said:  Wit And Wisdom From America’s Finest, by Dan Caddy My maternal grandfather, a man who remained gruff and brusque decades after having been a drill instructor for the Coast Guard Academy, was the sort … Continue reading

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