Weekend Web Wandering – May 14, 2016

Sorry for the lack of links last week. (I love alliteration, don’t you?) Life sometimes interferes with my best laid blogging plans. (And, um, any plans, in some cases.)

Anyway, sorry about that. To make up for it I have a mega-huge list of links for you this week, so settle in with a snack and read on:

weekly links round-up


  • Print, Ebook, or Audio? Tips for Finishing More Books by Tim Challies. 100 books in one year? It’s not an impossible task, even if you’ve never done it before.
  • Reading Under Stress from Living Books Library. “Reading is a survival technique.” YES. THIS. So much, this.
  • So You Think You Want to Homeschool by Dawn at ladydusk. Dawn is wise. Listen to Dawn. Be like Dawn. (Sorry, slipped into advertisement mode there for a minute.)
  • Apple Stole My Music from Vellum. Cautionary tale: don’t get rid of your CDs or records. And keep hard copies of your favorite books, too. Because you never really own digital things the way you own something physical.
  • Does My Child Need Emotional Therapy? by Tricia Goyer at The Better Mom.  Helpful advice here.
  • Ask a Librarian: 30 Great “New” Books from Redeemed Reader. Because not all new books are bad, but not all of them are great either. (I highly recommend this site, by the way. If you don’t have time to pre-read every new book in the library yourself – and honestly, what homeschool mom does?!)



From Living Unabridged:

37 reasons we choose to homeschoolLast year:

What caught your eye this week?

Dover Books
Circle Media Inc.

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  1. Tasmanian says

    Hi there, thanks for such a beautiful long list!
    Some of the links are doubled up – for example Ellen and Tsh, and the Politics links.
    My husband told me about the Apple Music thing, which scared me immensely (seeing as I teach composition) but I also found this http://www.snopes.com/apple-music-deleting-files/
    Have a great week. Keep finding great posts ;)

    • Thanks so much for the heads up about the wrong links. I think I’ve fixed them now. The latest WordPress update has been a real pain for constructing links.

      I’ve seen the snopes article as well, but I think the point still stands. I know there was a story a while back about Amazon deleting some books. I’ve had apps disappear without warning but never any books. Still, I think I’ll hang on to my books and CDs for a while longer. :)

  2. Or, rather, learn from Dawn’s mistakes and hindsight. But, thanks