Using a Dictionary Everyday

photo credit About a month back I was at a meeting at a friend’s house and as I was waiting for Dad to pick me up we saw a word that we weren’t sure what it meant.  Mr G walked over to their bookshelf, pulled out a beautiful dictionary, and said, “A friend once told … Continue reading Using a Dictionary Everyday

Reading Logs

A few years back my Mum set Josh and I up on something called 'reading logs', as a place to record the books we've read throughout the year.  Honestly, for a while it was a bit of a hassle, but after a month (or two or three!) I started to enjoy logging in what books … Continue reading Reading Logs

Why I love books

A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face.  It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy. - Edward Morgan When I was … Continue reading Why I love books

Living Books

In our house we have a phrase called ‘living books’.  We picked this idea up from Charlotte Mason years ago.  Basically it means – at least to me - books that excite me, give me ideas, and explain principles in a real, down-to-earth, engaging style, opposed to text books that really just present the information … Continue reading Living Books

Where to Start?

When reading those awesome, Christian books out there, I often think to myself, “Boy, this is fantastic!  I love this book – now when are they going to tell me what to do with it?!” When we finished reading Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris aloud, I was inspired to Do Hard Things.  … Continue reading Where to Start?