Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Reading Challenge

Krakovianka, Tim's Mom, Firefly and Mama Squirrel have all signed up for this reading challenge. I think I will join them. It will provide impetus for me to work my way through some of Triss' Year 6 books I have never read-- and also a philosophy book that I do not intend to hand to Triss, but to use for my own understanding of a subject I have never delved into. Here is my list:

Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott (Triss is currently reading this for school and has not been enthusiastic about it... yet? I am on Chapter 11.)

Introducing Philosophy by Dave Robinson and Judy Groves (aforementioned philosophy book. It's a little like a comic book, or an Usborne book in black and white. I have gotten to page 89-- Nietzsche. 89 pages and another century to go)

Animal Farm by George Orwell (Never read it.)

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls (Also never read it.)

Jungle Pilot by Russell T. Hitt (Bought it last year, wasn't able to get to it.)


Tim's Mom said...

Animal Farm - I should have put that one on my list!

Queen Shenaynay said...

Tell Triss to give Rob Roy a little time to grow on her. The language takes some acclimation, and the story begins to take off after a bit. We loved it -- after a few weeks. ;-)

Krakovianka said...

See if you can find a brief history of Lenin and Trotsky (wikipedia maybe?) while you read Animal Farm, as two of the characters are positively meant to represent them.