I am jumping in for the first time on this. I've been wanting to post something about books for some time. So here goes. I'll just do one or two books for each question for a quick post, which seems to be the idea -- and since I'm a slow reader I'll still have other things to mention in all the categories if I do it again soon. :)
What are you currently reading?
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Kings and Queens of Britain by Charles Phillips -- This started out as more of a scanning and editing endeavor (contains some content unnecessary for children), but I've been reading some of it in more in detail as I go. Britain has such a rich history. Homeschooling has interested me in things I never thought I'd care much about. My daughter Bethany knows a lot about British history and has helped inspire me to learn more. She's been very interested in this book, so I need to get this edit complete. It's taken far too long.
Watership Down by Richard Adams -- This is a literature selection for Bethany this year, but I had never read it and decided to read it aloud. They are enjoying it immensely, especially the older ones. I'm enjoying it too, overall, though not as much as they are. It's about rabbits, which aren't really that exciting to me, I admit. But I'm enjoying the children's enjoyment, and parts of it have definitely been engaging so far, as well as thought-provoking. We only started it recently but are already more than a third of the way through it, and it's not a short book.
What have you recently finished reading?
The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald -- I finished this on New Year's Eve, because I was determined I'd finish it last year and thus complete at least one more from my list of books. I'm not really a fan of it, although I did get more out of it than I did when I was supposed to read it in high school. It is thought-provoking, but also depressing. It does contain truths about humanity, but -- ugh.
What do you think you'll read next?
Well, I have several I'm working on which I'll be at for a while. But I did recently order some books which I may prioritize when they arrive. Here are two of them:
Quiet -- The book about introversion by Susan Cain. I've been interested in it for some time.
Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners by John Bunyan.
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