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Book Review: Best Of The Best For Children

Best Of The Best For Children, by Denise Perry Donavin In many ways, this book was very disappointing.  It is, of course, to be expected that books for children would have a great deal of agendas behind it.  Even so, … Continue reading

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Book Review: One Hundred Best Books For Children

One Hundred Best Books For Children:  A Parent’s Guide To Making The Right Choices For Your Young Reader:  Toddler to Pretreen, by Anita Silvey This book is a relatively short one at a bit more than 150 pages, and it … Continue reading

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Book Review: One Hundred Best Books

One Hundred Best Books With Commentary And Essay On Books And Reading by John Cowper Powys How do you determine the best books?  What sort of criteria would you use?  In our age where people have varying opinions and definitions … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Insightful Reader

The Insightful Reader:  How To Learn Deeply & Attain Life-Changing Insights From Books, by I.C. Robledo [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookSirens in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The … 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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In Laudem Criticis

It can be tough to be a critic.  Publishers and authors alike appreciate positive reviews but do not often deserve them, and writing adverse reviews can lead to a great deal of hostility, including attempts by writers to enlist bullying … 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: Puritans At Play

Puritans At Play:  Leisure And Recreation In Colonial New England, by Bruce C. Daniels It is an often-repeated canard that the Puritans were no fun at all and this book does a good job at demonstrating how that is simply … Continue reading

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A Reader’s Workshop

It is very common for people to want to create or attend writer’s workshops, but how many people do the same thing for reading?  There are obviously some asymmetries when it comes to reading and writing, but it should be … Continue reading

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Book Review: 50 Politics Classics

50 Politics Classics:  The Greatest Books Distilled, by Tom Butler-Bowdon At first when I read this book and saw some of the books that were included, I was pretty irritated because they are not classics in the sense of being … Continue reading

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