Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession


Popping in for a quick Top Ten Tuesday. Here are the last ten books that came into my possession:

1. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee: Pre-ordered this on Kindle and it downloaded at 12:08 a.m. I’m guessing this will appear on a lot of lists today!

2. Teaching What Really Happened by James W. Loewen: A student’s mom (a middle school history teacher) gave me this to borrow after a related chat we had. I haven’t had a chance to sit down with it yet, but the subtitle is “How to Avoid the Tyranny of Textbooks & Get Students Excited About Doing History.”

3. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll: Bought this for the upcoming readalong/discussion on The Socratic Salon.

4. I Was a Revolutionary by Andrew Malan Milward: Review copy from Harper. Short stories/historical fiction.

5. The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey: Another review copy from Harper. Nonfiction, education/parenting.

6. There You’ll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones: Borrowed from a student. Already read and reviewed.

7. Minecraft Ultimate Secrets Guide by Todd Bronstein: This was a Kindle freebie (a super short e-book only type thing) so I grabbed it thinking I could be cool and show C something she didn’t already know. I was wrong! Tips were great, but she already knew about them (thanks, YouTube).

8. Colorful Adventures on the Harp by Bonnie Mohr: C noodles around on the harp so much, I figured I should have this on hand and sneak in some lessons with her.

9. The Planets by Jennifer Finney Boylan: I’ve only read Boylan’s nonfiction and one novella, but I love her writing so I thought I’d give one of her older novels a try.

10. The Constellations by Jennifer Finney Boylan: Sequel to the above.

  • I was so excited when my copy of Go Set a Watchman was delivered this morning! It will be next week before I can start it, but I’m really going in with a hopeful outlook.

  • Intriguing list! Love history, but couldn’t teach. It’s a crappy deal for a very valuable job, as we all know.

  • I recently added Alice to my collection too!

  • Ooh, I might have to revisit Alice for the discussion!

  • Oh, I just love Jenny B. Jones!

  • ALICE! Can’t go wrong! … are you a Minecrafter? Really!&(*&(

    • haha well, C plays, so I play with her 🙂 It’s pretty fun! We reinforce a lot of the things she learns (math, science, literature, history, anything really!) on a public homeschool server. Here’s one example. 🙂

  • The only one we have in common is Watchman. I’m in the final 1/3 of it now and I kinda don’t want it to be over. It’s making me more emotional than I thought it would!