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Reading widely since 1972.

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A London Family, 1870-1900: A Trilogy
Molly Hughes
The Cellist of Sarajevo
Steven Galloway
Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher
Lewis Thomas
All the Names
José Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa
A History of the World in 100 Objects
Neil MacGregor
Down the Garden Path
Beverley Nichols
Virtue Betray'd, Or, Anna Bullen
John Banks
Year of Wonders
Geraldine Brooks
Swallows and Amazons
Arthur Ransome
Illusion in java
Gene Fowler
Homeschooling Our Children Unschooling Ourselves - Alison McKee I've known I wanted to homeschool since way before my son was born and unschooling seemed like a natural path for me. But I have my days when I worry that I'm making a mistake. He's not "gifted" like most his homeschool friends and he doesn't show a wild thirst for knowledge. In fact, he's deeply suspicious about anyone or anything trying to "teach" him anything! But I'm still plugging away and people like McKee keep me going. While my friends and I can talk about how it's going right now, McKee has come out on the other end, able to talk about what worked, what didn't, and what her kids are doing now. She was a teacher of special needs kids before having her own children and she saw from the inside the ways in which, well-intentioned as it is, the system can fail kids. The book chronicles how she gradually came to her decision to "unschool" and how she went about it. Inspiring and enjoyable read.