Monday, August 20, 2007

this and that and the other thing


Here it is Monday...and no Menu Plan Monday for me. What's the point as we're only going to be here Monday and Tuesday, right? And we're pretty much looking to eat up a bunch of leftovers on those two days anyway.


Now, one would think that as long as I was off-line, I would have finished up a pile of books. Sorry to say that just isn't so. I did finish To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I'm glad it counts for two of my challenges, as I actually just read it twice. It's the first literature selection for the upcoming school year. And what I do is read a few chapters straight through. And then I reread those chapters, stopping to write down discussion questions and whatnot. So it seems fitting that I should get to cross it off on two challenges, right?

I won't really bother with a review or anything, as I'm fairly certain most everyone has read it. I will just say that To Kill A Mockingbird has been one of my favorite books since I first read it nearly 30 years ago in high school. (Ewww...did I really just say "nearly 30 years ago"?!!) And it continues to be one of my favorites to this day. I'm really happy I chose to use it for homeschooling this year, because it is both straight-forward and full of layers all at the same time. To Kill A Mockingbird is also rich in both the realities of life and wonderful lessons in moral courage.

And the other thing:

Well, I really have no idea what the other thing is. So I guess we'll call this a wrap.


Jean said...

To Kill A Mockingbird? Never read it; never seen the movie. Didn't even have to read it in high school, which was a bit longer ago for me. I guess I should find out if there will be a 35th reunion next year. The 20th one was so poorly attended that they likely will never be another one. How's that for rambling around conversationally?

gail@more than a song said...

Leftovers are a good thing!
To Kill a Mockingbird is such a GOOD book, I should reread it sometime.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Now, you will have all fall and winter to read, in between the thousand other things you will be doing :) Enjoy what's left of the summer, and have a great time on your trip!!!

Carrie! :o) said...

ROTFL! No idea what the other thing is?! You're so silly!! I wouldn't plan either...for only 2 days, nopers! LOL!

Nymeth said...

To Kill a Mockingbird is indeed a great choice for homeschool. There's so much to be learned from that book, both about literature and about humanity. I'm sure Annie will love it!