Weekend Web Wandering – 2017 Vol. 2

We still have eight kids instead of our usual six, so blogging has definitely been pushed down on the priority list. But I have managed to keep up with some reading, so here are the links that have caught my eye since our last edition.
weekly links round-up

Learning

  • 12 Ways to Be a Curious Person by Barnabas Piper. Done! (Kidding, a little.)
  • Reading Out of Love for Others by Tim Challies. I loved this! So often reading is apologized for (especially by women), as if we should be doing something “better” with our time. Or reading is described as a “solitary pursuit”. Reading is more than that!
  • What is a Classic Anyway? On Hemingway and the 100 Year Rule by Adam Andrews at CiRCE Institute. Great quote: “Our problem is not that the jury is still out on Hemingway; our problem is that the jury is in—with a verdict of guilty…our anxiety about twentieth-century literature has its roots in faulty philosophies of reading, art, and education.” Definitely a lot to ponder in this essay!
  • Here’s a question somewhat related to the above: What Makes a Great Christian Novel? by Andrew Peterson at The Rabbit Room. And here’s a question that I’ve been asking myself, since I want to write a series of novels: do I have to write something great? What if the pressure of writing something great is keeping me from writing?

Living

Loving

From Living Unabridged

What caught your eye this week?


Resources for Readers:
The Art of Homeschooling

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  1. I loved your link on what makes a good Christian novel. A lot of good insights there.

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