Some of you may have noticed the little Amazon clickety thingy in the sidebar. Let me tell you a little bit about it. Besides the obvious beautiful side effect of earning me a few bucks on the side (no, I haven't made a dime yet, which is perfectly fine), I mostly put it there, to share my favorite reading list with the rest of the world.
I'm not very good at writing book reviews. I've never learned how to, and the one try I started, failed miserably. Turns out, not only book writing is hard work, but also book review writing. I swear. Try it. You don't know where to begin and where to end, and what to put in between. Or maybe you do, and I just lack this talent completely.
But I am very passionate about everything on that list, and it will grow continuously, as I add more books to the list. I may, every now and then, point out a book to you, when I think it's truly worth a read... like "Dumbing us down" by John Taylor Gatto. Fantastic read.
Recently I went to a Classical Educators meeting. It was fun and informative, and the ladies there recommended Leon Garfield's "Shakespeare Stories". I quickly skimmed through the pages of the book Gina had brought along with her, and I was a captured fan. Reader, I must confess, that I'm completely Shakespeare illiterate. I hated Shakespeare... mostly because I simply didn't get it, I admit. After school I never found a reason to read Shakespeare. Until now. Who knew that Othello could be interesting and even captivating? I'm hoping to instill a love for Shakespeare in my daughter with these stories. My son is a little young still. :)
So, go on and check out the link, and know that if you do decide to order, it will come back to me in the form of gift certificates to be used at Amazon for more fun books.