We are in serious danger of death by book avalanche. Yet somehow we still end up at the library once a week. Ack.
I was turned on to e-books when we first started homeschooling and my newfound love of the paperless story is growing. This week I had the chance to look at several WeE-books from The Old Schoolhouse Magazine. They are, as the name implies, short e-books available for download. “Short” means I actually have time to read them (ha!) and it also means the price is great – all are $1.95 each. No trees were harmed in the process and – my favorite part – I get the instant gratification that comes from seeing the book I want and having it magically appear just a few clicks later. (Take that, UPS guy.)
The series provides a wealth of support for homeschooling moms, though many of the books are beneficial outside the homeschool realm. (Italian Renaissance, anyone?) I read “Writing Essays,” “A Classical Education,” and “Simplifying Classical Education.” All were concise and clear, but still meaty enough to be worthwhile. And I didn’t need a sabbatical to read them, which is a plus these days.
You know, if I could get that “old book” smell in a spray bottle and learn to categorize my computer files by the Dewey Decimal System, I’d be all set.