Wednesday, February 13, 2013

WWW Wednesday February 13, 2013


What are you currently reading?

The Birth of Britain by Winston Churchill -- I have been in chapter 3 of this book for a while. It's very interesting to me overall, but somehow it's just been easier to read other things lately. Maybe it's because my reading has come in bits and snatches largely (or else what at least seemed it was going to be only a bit/snatch -- if I got into a book I just might have read more than a bit... ;) ). For me, this book is better read with more concentrated attention, since I don't have a good historical background for it. Bethany is far ahead of me in this, as it's the main assigned history book for her this year. At some point I thought I'd catch up with her and even pass her up, but it's not looking good for me, ha. At least I'll hopefully be better prepared for the other children to read it. If I ever get past chapter 3. 

What have you recently finished reading?

Anthem by Ayn Rand -- I enjoyed this short read, but it's no Atlas Shrugged. It was rather predictable, perhaps because I've read Atlas.

What do you think you'll read next?
Assuming I actually finish enough other things to start anything more (which is a big assumption):

I'd love to dig into Ayn Rand and the World She Made or The Underground History of American Education. I've technically begun The Underground History -- just a bit, a while ago -- and it's fascinating.

These two books are selections from my list of books I would have loved to read last year. If you're wondering, I did get some of those read, but very few. I have now finished only four: The Great Gatsby, Jane Eyre, Anthem, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Most of those were short ones. I have started some of the others, but barely, in most cases. I'm not bothering to rework my list this year. I'd still like to get to the books on it eventually if possible. I'm just using it as a reference to keep plugging away at slowly and compare with other options.

I also have a LOT of prereading to do. Which will probably be the case for the next, say, 10+ years. So we'll just have to see. No shortage of possibilities, though. :)

"The world is so full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

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  1. I've been meaning to read Ayn Rand for a while now. So you recommend starting with Atlas is something else?

    I found you through the forum!

    1. Hi, Jeanne! Well, I'm no Ayn Rand expert at all. I've only read Atlas and Anthem, and I've started in the bio mentioned above. But Atlas is considered her best novel, so if you're only going to read one, it's probably the best one to read. If you want to read more by her, it might be ideal to read chronologically perhaps, along with a biography of her. But I read Atlas first and it sparked my interest. It's quite lengthy, just a warning. And NOT for children at all, in my opinion. A few more of my thoughts on it are here:
      and here (but this might be more than you want, having not read it yet):

  2. Sorry. Two errors. Do you recommend... Or something else.