Tuesday, July 12, 2011

burying myself in words...

...on the written page.Sitting on a vintage glider, 
 propped up against a needlepoint pillow,
   reading a good book.
 Francine Rivers never disappoints, she writes books I find extremely enjoyable.

Even though we have been involved with Classical Conversations for the past two years, it is only this year I began reading this book written by Leigh Bortins, the founder of Classical Conversations. Some books are destined to be picked up for a refresher when you are on a particular course, whatever that course in your life might be, for me this happens to be the classical mode of teaching and learning. It puts the questions of," Exactly why am I teaching this?" to a better understanding and makes the path clearer, and therefore, not as difficult. I will try to remember this when daily Latin lessons overwhelm.
 And because I can not be found just reading one or two books, that is far too simple, these books are on my nightstand with appropriate bookmarkers of sales receipts, coupons or clothes tags. I do believe I need a good week at the beach to enable full days of reading.

I sincerely hope you are burying yourselves in some good reading this summer. I know some of you are.


The dB family said...

Our reading habits (even down to the book marks) are so similar that I laughed out loud. I love Francine Rivers! Happy reading, my friend!


The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

Reading is one of my constant favorite things to do... I am hating to pack the books!!! Hee
Blessings Love,and Hugs, Linnie

crochet lady said...

I always have my nose in a book :)

Francine Rivers is a favorite author of mine as well.

no spring chicken said...

I could certainly play in your book stack. In fact I have, but only the fiction. I guess I'd better start readying for the coming school year too. Some years I'm excited to do it. This year, summer took so long to get here that I feel like it's June and I'm still in denial that fall is just around the corner!

Blessings, Debbie

Life In a Little House said...

why read one book when you can read 2 or 3 or sometimes I may even have 10 going at once lol!! Happy Reading Love Heather

wayside wanderer said...

I like your stack of books and would enjoy looking at those. I am working my way through Fanny Crosby's autobiography which I am really enjoying.

stitching under oaks said...

we just returned from vacation and i was able to finish two books and start a third....I love to read and it was great to have some time to do just that. Have a great week!

at the shore cum amica mea

So it was that on Thursday afternoon we headed out to the beach, two young girls (Charlotte and her friend), me and my friend, and Rancher, ...