So as I alluded to on the podcast, life at our place has been a little bit crazy lately. My fab husband is starting an amazing and gigantic new project, and we’re moving house to support it — which means inspections, planning, and so much packing that I am trying to convince myself that cases of wine are a legitimate moving expense. (We can use the boxes to pack more books!)
around the web
- Why are parents steering their kids away from liberal arts education?
- The Jane Eyre manuscript comes to the United States, which obviously begs the question: Can Acheron Hades be far behind?
- Disney’s launching a Rick Riordan imprint specifically for mythology-based books for middle grades readers. Cool!
- Ooh, fascinating: The doomed mouse utopia that inspired the Rats of NIMH
at home | school | life
- in the magazine: We’re at the Little Engine that Could stage with the fall issue. (I think I can; I think I can!) Look for it in early October.
- also in the magazine: Today’s the last day to snag a group subscription to home/school/life! (Group subscriptions open up again in January.)
- on the podcast: Suzanne and I are rambling enthusiastically about how homeschool grades work.
- on the blog: I really want to grow some carnivorous plants this year.
- one year ago: I still love this post from Shelly about how she sets and achieves academic goals for her homeschool.
- two years ago: Rebecca joined our team!
- on my night table: Lab Girl (my new podcast pick—you should read it with us!); In the Shadow of Liberty (I cannot wait to write a more in-depth review of this book because I loved it and think it should be on every middle grades U.S. history reading list)
- on my 14-year-old’s night table: The Oxford Book of American Poetry; The Secret Keepers
- on my 9-year-old’s night table: the instructions to a Lego Minecraft set
- knitting: I am finally weaving in all the ends of my Zick Zack scarf, and let me tell you, it is A LOT of ends.
- homeschool: We’ve been taking an extended fall break while we’re packing, so we’re pretty much just listening to the complete Harry Potter series while we work.
- eating: So much takeout pad Thai that it’s borderline ridiculous