Books for Grownups · Reading

“Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” Review

“Mr. Utterson the lawyer was a man of a rugged countenance, that was never lighted by a smile; cold, scanty and embarrassed in discourse; backward in sentiment; lean, long, dusty, dreary and yet somehow lovable.” So begins Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. I recently read Stevenson’s The Black Arrow and Treasure… Continue reading “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” Review

Books for Kids · Reading

“The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict” Review

“The train station at Pebbleton, dark and sooty though it was, glistened in the mist.” So begins The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart. This one was a fairly random pick that I stumbled across, on Amazon I believe, in my search for more family read alouds. In brief, this is the… Continue reading “The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict” Review

Books for Kids · Homeschooling · Reading

“The Aeneid for Boys and Girls” Review

“The Greeks besieged the city of Troy for nearly ten years.” So begins, The Aeneid for Boys and Girls by Alfred Church (and edited by Memoria Press). In the Omnibus class I taught for Chairis last year, we did the full Aeneid and it proved very difficult for 7th graders. I really enjoyed it, but… Continue reading “The Aeneid for Boys and Girls” Review