Stuff We Like :: 3.8.19

home/school/life secular homeschool magazine

I am so looking forward to a week of catching up on my reading! (And to reading Good Omens for my next book club seminar! Have you seen the trailer?)

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT HOME/SCHOOL/LIFE


LINKS I LIKED

  • I find myself hit surprisingly hard by the death this week of Luke Perry. He wasn’t my childhood crush or anything — that was Willem Dafoe; I was a weird kid — but there was something kind of cool about the fact that the show’s heartthrob quoted Keats and talked Kerouac. RIP, Dylan McKay.

  • This makes me sad. What are we doing with college and kids right now? Because it just seems like it’s terrible.

  • I feel like this question keeps coming up for me: How do we deal with beloved children’s literature (and Little House on the Prairie was absolutely beloved by me as a child) that clearly has Big Problems once we start paying attention? I think it might be okay to acknowledge that we loved what we loved and even to pass it on to our children — knowing that if we’ve done our job right, they will probably pick up on those problems and not love it the way we did. And that’s right — that’s how the evolution of the canon should work. When we know better, we read better.

  • This is my pet peeve! I am really picky about editions of classics, and Amazon makes it SO FREAKING HARD to get the one I want. (I usually end up Googling instead of searching inside Amazon because that tends to work a little better for finding the edition I want.)

  • Relevant to my interests (which actually makes me sound kinda creepy): Episodes of Eating Children in Ancient Greece, Ranked in Order of Unreasonableness


THINGS I DIDN’T KNOW BUT NOW I DO


BOOKS ADDED TO MY TBR LIST THIS WEEK


WHAT’S MAKING ME HAPPY

It’s spring break! (It’s funny because when I was in school I didn't love spring break, but now that I teach school, I’m in love with spring break!)