Stuff We Like :: 11.3.17

How it it November already?

around the web

Relevant to my life: How to tell if you’re in an Edward Gorey book

This is a great list of picture books about Israel that acknowledge the complexities of the Jewish state. (Surely I am not the only person who has struggled with this?)

Ha! Pinterest farmhouse design fails. (I realize this may be a controversial opinion, but I just CANNOT with the shiplap.)

There’s a new First Aid Kit album coming out in January! (And apparently they do still call them albums, thank goodness!)


at home/school/life

on the blog: Shelli reviews Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

one year ago: Is it the homeschool blahs or time to stop homeschooling?

two years ago: Mindful Homeschool: What are you afraid of?

three years ago: 10 things we loved in October (we still eat baked avocado and egg with miso butter all the time!)


reading list

OK, so I am probably the last to know this, but Gary Blackwood (whom you may know from The Shakespeare Stealer) has written a Victorian murder mystery called Bucket’s List about the investigator who inspired Charles Dickens’ Inspector Bucket, and there are all kinds of delicious references to Dickens throughout.

I’m finally getting around to reading Down Among the Sticks and Bones, the second (?) in the Wayward Children series. I really loved Every Heart a Doorway, which made me almost not want to read the rest of the series — in case it didn’t feel like a perfect follow-up — but we all know I can only wait so long before I just give in and read the book anyway.