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Knitting is so cool. Like, James Bond cool.
I think a homeschooler should live in Harriet the Spy’s house. And invite me over for dinner. And let me ride in the dumbwaiter. (Because of course there’s a dumbwaiter!)
This was awesome: An open letter to the female hat-wearing dog from Go, Dog, Go
Relevant to our podcast reading of Tooth and Claw (which is basically Trollope + dragons, and you should read it with us if that's your cup of tea, too): The Novels of Anthony Trollope Reviewed
It’s possible that I’m only posting this quiz because my literary mental twin was Hermione Granger, which I have ALWAYS SUSPECTED.
at home | school | life
in the classroom: We’re working on the fall class lineup, so let us know if there’s a class you’re looking for!
on the blog: I’m thinking of stealing Molly’s summer to-do list.
on the podcast: We’re on iTunes!
in summer reading: I love that the Studio Ghibli adaptation is making more people read When Marnie Was There because I really adore this book.
in the archives: Summer seems like the perfect time to take Amy Hood’s advice and start a family sketchbook habit.
on my night table: Tooth and Claw and Burr (for the podcast), From Puritanism to Postmodernism: A History of American Literature, Studio Ghibli: The Films of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, A People’s History of the United States, Henrietta’s House, A Spring Affair (technically, this one’s spending most of its time in the pool bag)
on my 14-year-old’s night table: My Antonia, Zakka Sewing: 25 Japanese Projects for the Household, A Geek in Japan: Discovering the Land of Manga, Anime, Zen, and the Tea Ceremony, Cool Japan Guide: Fun in the Land of Manga, Lucky Cats and Ramen
on my 8-year-old’s night table: Dust.
together: The Son of Neptune, Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost, The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, Through the Looking Glass. (We seem to be doing more readalouds because they’re so portable for school at the pool.)
watching: The last season of Scandal, even though I’m so annoyed with every single character and the writing in general at this point that I spend most of my time complaining at Jason about everything that happens
knitting: Casting on for Sleeping Cedars (I talked about my knitting for babies obsession—and shared my Ravelry info, even though it's embarrassing that I never remember to take photos, on this week's podcast. )
)playing: Nancy Drew: Secret of the Old Clock
drinking: Frosé (It’s fun to say AND fun to drink!)
listening: Moonrise Nation’s cover of Disclosure's "Latch"