Behind the Scenes at The Bookish Society

I had a really specific person in mind when I created The Round Table Program; in fact, I can tell you her name! Courtney had come to me because she was dreading creating a booklist for her daughter, and it frustrated the heck out of me that she was feeling this way. Courtney is one … Continue reading Behind the Scenes at The Bookish Society

Home School DIY-Book Lists

Don’t reinvent the wheel: there are a lot of companies that are literature-based and they have wonderful booklists. There may be a ready-made solution out there for you. I’ll list my favorites in the show notes.My old world go- to was the library, if your library is still open (by the way, what kind of … Continue reading Home School DIY-Book Lists

Good Enough Homeschool S1 E5

In today’s show, we’ll talk about a common question: “How do I make a book list for my child?” Today we have a special guest, Dr. Kripa Sundar, talking about distraction in curricula.  Finally, we’ll talk about BYL and what we love--and what we don’t like. Booklist: I’m going to give away my secrets, and … Continue reading Good Enough Homeschool S1 E5

Your First Steps in Modern Homeschooling

Who here is a fan of sneaky shortcuts? *Raises Hand* While I don’t believe there is any magic potion you can drink that brings you the perfect homeschool curriculum. There are strategies that take some of the time and pain away. Can I get a Hallelujah! Getting support can help you understand what to do … Continue reading Your First Steps in Modern Homeschooling

City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty

“Greatness takes time, Banu Nahida. Often the mightiest things have the humblest beginnings.” I will start off by saying I am a true lover of fantasy, and while I like the medieval England-ish trope as much as the next person, it I does get tiresome. When I discover a well-written fantasy based in a culture … Continue reading City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty

The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t With Her Mind by Jackson Ford

"What happened to you....what you are, you didn't chose any of it ......We may not always know the exact effect we're having on a particular situation, but I can tell you...we're making a difference." Teegan Frost is the only person in the world (or is she?) with telekinetic powers. Actually her preferred term is psychokinesis, … Continue reading The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t With Her Mind by Jackson Ford

The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson

"Men like the Prophet, who lurked and lusted after the innocent, who found joy in their pain, who brutalized and broke them down until they were nothing, exploiting those they were meant to protect. The Church, which not only excused and forgave the sins of its leaders but enabled them: with the Protocol and the … Continue reading The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson

So Many Books, So Little Time

I am usually monogamous reader. Sometimes I'll read two at time, one audio book and one hard copy. I'm reading so many books right now that I'm surprised that I can keep all the plots straight. Instead of a book review I'm just gonna give a run down of what I'm reading. How To Be … Continue reading So Many Books, So Little Time

Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun By Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke

"Her mother said fairy tales didn't have anything to do with the world, but Ofelia knew better. They had taught her everything about it." I love fairy tales, not the sanitized Disney versions, but real fairy tales. Gritty and raw. I'm rapidly galloping toward 49, and they still haven't lost their charm for me. I … Continue reading Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun By Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke

Fair Warning by Michael Connelly

Fair Warning is the third, and most recent, installment in Michael Connelly's Jack McAvoy series. Our plucky, serial killer hunting reporter is now working at a consumer watchdog blog called Fair Warning. When a woman Jack had a one night stand with over a year ago is brutally murdered, Jack is inexplicably named a suspect. … Continue reading Fair Warning by Michael Connelly