Words on Wednesday – Good vs. Dull

I love today’s quote on good things vs dull things:
good vs dull
This was quoted by Karen Swallow Prior in her biography of Hannah More,Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More. Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist.

Maybe it’s just the conservative Christian homeschool circles I move in, but this seems necessary to point out. The concept has grown that if something is fun, it must be wrong. And if something is dull, well, it must be good.

I see this in homeschooling: choosing dry, dusty tomes because they simply must be better. (After all, they’re older. And difficult.)

But dullness alone is not an indicator of worth. So, let’s ease some of the guilt. Let’s be more like Hannah More. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)

What I’m Reading Now:

nov 5 stack
(forgive the terrible phone pic!)

Recent Additions:

The Miniaturist. (Update: never got going with this one. It happens.)

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.

Current Kindle Reads:

Lots of mysteries. I’ve started reading some Agatha Christie mysteries that I’ve somehow missed up to this point.

Current Read Aloud:

nothing special. Must. Fix. This.

Current Book to Review:

Fierce Convictions.
Spoiler: LOVING it.

What are you reading now?




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Comments

  1. Just ordered the hard copy of Fierce Convictions and downloaded the sample on my iPad to get me started. :) Looks really good!

  2. I agree with Anna that it looks really good (and maybe she’ll let me borrow hers [grin])! A lot of the Regency era books I’ve been reading this year ridicule Hannah More, so it may be more interesting to learn about her. Thanks for sharing!