december 3: blog challenge

December 3, 2018 @ 8:32 pm | Filed under:

Guess I’ve returned just in time, because my friend Chris O’Donnell tagged me in a 31-day blogging challenge. Several of my favorite homeschooling bloggers from the olden days (circa 2005) are participating. I don’t know that I’ll be able to manage a post every day for December—that’s pressure, and I’m doing my best to give myself a break—but it’s fun to see a burst of activity on blogs I’ve been missing for ages.

I’ve been making a list of things to write about. But it’s like the scene in Overboard:

“Captain Karl, we never talk.”
“No, ma’am.”
“Well, there’s no time now!”

Huck is waiting for me to come tuck him in, so I won’t linger here. But one of the post ideas I jotted down was a peek at what he’s been reading lately. Some good stuff! And I need to catch up my own book log as well. My sidebar is months out of date!

How about you? Whatcha reading right now?


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  1. Penny says:

    I’m re-reading A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, my favorite book of 2018, and in my top 5 of all time.

  2. Penelope says:

    I’ve got a lengthy two shelves of tbr books here (pretty much all from the public library) and am reading, usually, about a book a day … currently the amazing American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy In Three Acts, by Chris McGreal. This is gripping. Recommended.

    Hooray for more frequent posts. Have missed you {{hugs}}

  3. Darren A Jones says:

    I’m reading a biography of Edna St. Vincent Millay, and thanking my lucky stars that I didn’t have her messed-up childhood (I’m only at her college days now).

    Also, I’m listening to “Bard of the Middle Ages,” about Chaucer, from Recorded Books’ Great Courses.

  4. sarah says:

    It will be lovely to have more posts from you. I’m currently (re)reading Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett. I recently got Spark by Jodi Picoult from the library and read the first bit and the last bit and skipped all the middle. I borrowed Pronoia by Rob Brezsny too, but my goodness what a mess that book is! Now I’m tempted by The Moon-Spinners which I see in your sidebar 🙂

  5. COD says:

    Yay! Maybe 2019 will be the year the blog comes back.

  6. Sheila Jones says:

    I listened to this (twice!) yesterday, and almost immediately thought I should send the link to everyone I know who has the same love for the Little House stories. It’s riveting listening (in case you need a break from all that reading).

    I’m glad to see you blogging again, even if it IS a brief moment in time.

  7. Laura says:

    I was looking through the titles of Laura Ingalls Wilder books to see which one to read next to my kids…and I saw all the titles of fictionalized accounts…and there was a link to your blog here. I didn’t know so many had been written.

    The kids picked Farmer Boy. We’ll have to check out some more!

  8. Kathryn says:

    I am reading a book I think you would love – Wilding, by Isabella Tree. It describes how she and her husband gave up farming his family estate in Sussex and let it revert to nature, resulting in an explosion of animal and plant species and upending the assumptions of many conservationists. Fascinating stuff.

  9. Stephanie says:

    Loved Wilding by Isabella Tree. Have just finished The power and the glory by Graham Greene which I’d never read and I found it very moving. Next in my stack is a biography of Astrid Lindgren by Jens Andersen.

  10. Melanie Bettinelli says:

    Oooh. I meant to put Wilding on my list after I read an excerpt online. It looks fascinating.