Amy at Hope Is the Word gives an annotated list of the books she read, both alone and with her children, in January 2018. It’s a good list.
The following articles I thought worth sharing on my Facebook page in January, and now I’m sharing them here:
“Notice how, inside and outside the church, people are loudly denunciatory of the evil behavior of their political, religious, or cultural opponents, and yet, when the same thing is true of their allies, they are muted or even found attempting justifications for the behavior. Whenever this is the case, you can be sure that these people don’t believe in morality or truth or justice, but in their allies. They believe in power. They believe in themselves.”
The Greatest Showman (or at Least, the Fairly Decent Showman) by Jenna Badeker at The Rabbit Room.
“It is by no means lesser to indulge in a speedier denouement. We all need breaks from our waiting seasons. We are drawn to fiction for varying reasons, and happiness is a good one. I am not in the camp of the stuffy critic (who is an actual character in the movie). I have already listened to the soundtrack a few times since seeing the movie and probably will again. The Greatest Showman provides an uplifting experience to its viewers, and there is a place for that. But . . .”
Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read by Julie Beck. January 26, 2018, The Atlantic. (This article, without referencing Charlotte Mason or homeschooling at all, presents a good, research-based argument for Charlotte Mason-style short lessons and readings.)
“The lesson from his binge-watching study is that if you want to remember the things you watch and read, space them out. I used to get irritated in school when an English-class syllabus would have us read only three chapters a week, but there was a good reason for that. Memories get reinforced the more you recall them.”
And a couple of blog posts that I thought were inspiring or informative:
I’m looking forward to February—and more growing, learning, reading, and becoming.