September 5, 2005

Busy Backson


I have a most interesting line-up of books and subjects for this year, as does The Shieldmaiden, the lucky dog. She gets to read the Father Brown mysteries by G. K. Chesterton for school. School. I'm envious...but anyway, here are my books:

First the mundane, which, in accordance with the Queen's philosophy, I hope to rush through in order to wallow in the sublime.

  • Chemistry (blah. You know you are in trouble when your 5-inch science text comes with a 2-inch solutions manual.)
  • Geometry and Algebra (even more blah.)
  • Latin
  • PSAT prep
  • Driver's Ed (screeebees!)

And now the sublime--

  • Humanities/History lectures on Modernity, by Dr. George Grant. Good stuff.
  • CHESTERTON! I get to read Chesterton for SCHOOL! Oh yeah...
  • Poetry-- the modern poets and Robert Burns, to go with our...
  • Scottish history
  • 20th century history
  • Home Comforts, a book about home-keeping
  • Etiquette
  • The Thinking Toolbox, a logic book
  • Grammar and Composition
  • On Writing Well, by William Zinsser
  • Reading Between the Lines, a book about literature from a Christian perspective, written by Gene Edward Veith and therefore sure to be yummy.
  • World Magazine, always good!
  • Art study
  • The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott (this one will be a family read-aloud) along with several other lit titles

It's gonna be an interesting year...

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Anonymous said...

Yeah, you're going to love Chemistry. Not to mention Algebra and Geometry ::winks with a sinister smirk upon her face::. Fun stuff. Well, here is your one consolation: I did all three subjects and have lived to tell the tale!

TheHeadGirl said...

I just finished Reading Between the Lines a few weeks ago; it *is* a good book. I particularly loved what he said about fairy tales.

Tim said...

The House on Pooh Corner, Chapter V: In Which Rabbit Has a Busy Day and We Learn What Christopher Robin Does in the Mornings.

Latin mundane? Hmmm... more so than Chesterton, I suppose.

Latinamne linguam dicis? Illam legere possum...aegre.

Headmistress, zookeeper said...

Winnie the Pooh, of course.