Reading notes: Monday and Tuesday

March 18, 2014 @ 7:04 pm | Filed under: Books

Illustration by Walter Crane

How quickly the days pass, and the reading lists pile up!

Read with the older girls:
Landmark History of the American People, the chapter on wagon trains
Story of Science Vol. 2, the chapter on Rene Descartes
• Poem: “The Cord” by Leanne O’Sullivan (Poetry 180)
The Faerie Queene Book 1, Spenser, continued

We enjoyed this lovely video of screenshots from the 1894 George Allen edition with illustrations by Walter Crane.

Read to the littles:
Caps for Sale
Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes

On my own:
The Giver by Lois Lowry
• revisited Lolita (sections) and listened to these three lectures on it at Open Yale Courses


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  1. Is this the first time you’ve read The Giver? I’d love to know your opinion. We enjoyed it ourselves and indeed the whole series, although I must confess that, as an adult reader, it was Son which was the triumph for me. Lowry infuses her stories with such deep goodness of spirit.

    I have never read The Faerie Queene, to my shame, but those illustrations inspire me to do so. How I love Walter Crane’s artwork!