Archive for August 15th, 2006

Got Your Sunscreen On?

August 15, 2006 @ 6:19 am | Filed under:

Because it’s carnival time! This week’s Carnival of Homeschooling is hosted by the nice folks at The Common Room. And I’m kicking myself because I totally meant to send a post their way. Ah, well.

Best line (and terrific post): "Bwa ha ha. Charlotte Mason and Dr. Who?" Gotta love that Mama Squirrel.

Other blog carnival action this week:

The brand-new Carnival of Yum. Yum!

The first in a series of Loveliness Fairs: Simple Elegance in the Kitchen.

The 80th Carnival of Education.

And finally: it’s time (hooray!) for the next Field Day, or carnival of nature study, at By Sun and Candlelight. Submissions are due by Friday; details here.

Rilla asks, "When is the Carnival of Babies Who Wear Overlarge Hair Accessories?"


Carnival of Children’s Literature: Submissions Due Tomorrow

August 15, 2006 @ 5:17 am | Filed under:

Don’t forget: tomorrow is the deadline for submitting a post to the August edition of the Carnival of Children’s Literature, hosted by Castle of the Immaculate. You may send posts to kidlitcarnival [at] gmail [dot] com, or use the handy–dandy button in my sidebar. Which reminds me! I meant to say, if you’d like a button of your own, email me (at the link, not at the carnival address above) and I’ll send you the code.

Upcoming carnival hosts:
September—Wands & Worlds
October—Scholar’s Blog
November—A Readable Feast

Care to host? Drop me a note!

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It’s All About Meme

August 15, 2006 @ 4:40 am | Filed under:

Kelly tagged all the children’s lit bloggers, and Alice tagged me specifically, so here goes:

1. One book that changed your life?

The Lord of the Rings wasn’t written for children, but I first (and second and third, etc) read it as a child, so  I’m counting it. The reason I say it "changed my life" is that it’s responsible for sparking my romance with Scott. At a college party, we fell into discussion of this mutual favorite and, well, suddenly the music and noise around us faded away, and you know the rest.

2. One book you have read more than once?

Ha, what book HAVEN’T I would be a harder question to answer! Limiting the answer to ONE I’ve re-read is harder still. If I’ve written about a book on this blog, you can bet I’ve read it a bunch of times. But let’s see. One book. Anne’s House of Dreams.

3. One book you would want on a desert island?

Again, sticking with children’s books: it would have to be something very very big. A complete edition of Grimm’s tales, maybe? Or no, I know: The American Boys’ Handy Book. (I think the boys’ version would be more useful in this circumstance than the girls’.)

4. One book that made you laugh?

The Anybodies by N. E. Bode.

5. One book that made you cry?

 Old Yeller.

6. One book you wish had been written?

 Betsy’s Baby (a sequel to Betsy’s Wedding by Maud Hart Lovelace).

7. One book you wish had never been written?

I have thought long and hard about this one since I first saw this meme, and I can’t do it. I can’t wish a book unwritten. There are books I dislike and books that I think have done outright harm. But still, something in me recoils from the idea of entirely erasing one from existence. What if IT was the book that sparked the idea for another book by another author down the line? I’m picturing literary dominoes that poof one another out of existence as they topple down the line. If I wish my most hated book away, I might take something precious with it.

8. One book you are currently reading?

I just picked up Susan Fletcher’s Shadow Spinner at the library yesterday.

9. One book you have been meaning to read?

Rules by Cynthia Lord.

10. Now tag five people:

I think everyone’s been tagged already!* Now, on to the Bookworm’s homeschooling meme. ::::rubbing hands together gleefully::::

*No, wait! I know someone! Heh heh…I tag Scott.