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Homeschooling on a Shoestring: 07/02/06

Homeschooling on a Shoestring

Ian and I have no intention to home school our children but we like to provide as many opportunities to make learning fun and interesting. Also with Ian finishing up graduate school we've been on a tight budget. This book coveres both aspects. While I didn't agree with all the points made, I did enjoy reading the book.

Homeschooling on a Shoestring was another book relay book that I received last year that ended up sitting on my bedside shelf. Yesterday Sean was helping me organize that shelf and take some extra books down to it. In the cleaning up process we found this book and I decided it was time to read it.

Here is my BookCrossing review:

Interesting book. Save for one of us actually quiting our job to home school, we are already following many of the tips in this book. I found the chapter on the importance of books fascinating. Books are not considered clutter (a relief to most BookCrossers, I'm sure).

The "BookCrossing" chapter is called: "The Frugal Home Library and Its Many Branches." The first point this chapter makes is that books don't count as clutter. When decluttering a home, don't throw away the books! That's not to say that it is against getting rid of books but the methods suggested are right in line with BookCrossing: taking books to leave at the docotor's office, giving them to friends, giving them to shelters, etc. If this book has a new edition, I hope it includes BookCrossing by name.

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