Stuff We Like :: 5.31.19

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WHAT’S HAPPENING AT HOME/SCHOOL/LIFE

  • in the magazine: Tell us what your favorite part of your homeschool routine is.

  • at the academy: My awesome Latin II students hosted a Latin camp for elementary students this week, and everyone had a great time.

  • on patreon: Suzanne and I posted the schedule for our summer seminar series, which is all about homeschooling high school.

  • in the store: Year One and Year Two are still on sale!

  • from the archives: 5 things about dyslexia everyone should know, what to read next if you loved Swallows and Amazons, and how travel can be a great education

LINKS I LIKED

  • I gave up on Game of Thrones way before this final season (though I confess to reading spoilers this year to find out “what happened” to Arya and watching some of the final season), and this piece really encapsulates what made me opt out of this cultural milestone: "What I missed — what I already knew, and forced myself to forget— was that this conversation originated within the fandom, not within the writers’ room, and certainly not within the mind of George R. R. Martin. No matter what women told themselves, Game of Thrones was never our story.”

  • Possibly related: Basically, if you’re in a movie/television show and not a straight white man, your time is probably limited.

  • This was fascinating: Is Mark Twain to blame for the cult of adolescence in the United States?

THINGS I DIDN’T KNOW BUT NOW I DO

  • You can still get Glamour Shots!

  • This is a great year to plan a trip to Amsterdam if you’re a Rembrandt fan.

  • There’s a new adaptation of Rebecca coming out! (I feel like this book is just made for a movie version, but I’ve not yet seen a great one. I live in hope!)

  • Smell, like color, can vary significantly from person to person.

BOOKS ADDED TO MY TBR LIST THIS WEEK

WHAT’S MAKING ME HAPPY

  • Binging The Flash and Stranger Things with my kids

  • This ridiculously gorgeous Victorian “farmhouse”