It’d be pretty easy to come up with ten more books…
Like the other lists, these do not necessarily represent my FAVORITE books, which might be reference books such as Top Pop Singles or The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, or the World Almanac. Pretty much off the top of my head:
The Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales. They weren’t called the brothers grim for nothing.
Growing Up by Russell Baker (1982). I used to love to read Baker’s columns in the New York Times, and this book, which I have signed by the author, captures this wonderfully. Funny, though, I don’t remember WHERE I was when I got it signed. Continue reading “10 books that affected me”
The assignment is actually a good exercise for the future llearning, but it was introduced, essentially, as a punishment for cheating
This is what I think about The Daughter’s homework:
1) It’s often too much, in terms of time
2) It’s too often taught to these bizarre Common Core standards so that she might know the answers to the questions, but doesn’t know how to show it the way THEY want her to
3) I found it odd that she could earn a homework pass, for one subject, if she brought it ten returnable bottles and/or cans.
Her favorite book is Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo.
One evening when she had no homework, the Daughter complained, “I understand why you’re limiting me watching television. That’s all right! But reading?”
I was so pleased. I was only “limiting” her reading because she had to go to bed, and get up in the morning. In fact, because of my lax parenting, I had to wake her, as she had fallen asleep, reading some Roald Dahl tome.