The Epic Category
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The Epic Category

So far in 2021, I’ve been steeping myself in Ancient thought. I never really would have guessed that I would choose to power myself through Epic Poetry … and love it. But I have. There have been moments. Mostly during my first listen to the Aeneid when I wondered, “What have I gotten myself into?!”…

flotsam & jetsam
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flotsam & jetsam

I already missed a week and I haven’t blogged since the last flotsam and jetsam post … I listened to A Room with a View by E.M. Forester and … while there was some good and interesting parts and it was well done, I didn’t love it. I really struggled to like something with which…

flotsam & jetsam
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flotsam & jetsam

I thought I’d add a new regular feature here at ladydusk thinking through the things that have come to the surface over the past week (or so). I’ve often enjoyed those amalgamation posts where small thoughts are gathered and smooshed. I almost called the feature ‘small thoughts,’ but decided to go with flotsam and jetsam…

Book Review: In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park
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Book Review: In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park

In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a powerful book. It’s important, too. Yeonmi Park tells her story from childhood through her early 20s, and much happens to her in that time. Her young childhood is fraught with deprivations and…

Reader, Walking: A Guide Along the Way
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Reader, Walking: A Guide Along the Way

Part of the reason Jason started hiking in the beginning was because we have this dog. Buck. He’s a rescue with separation anxiety issues; severe separation anxiety. A Plott hound, we suspect he was maybe a hunting dog or a farm dog. He exhibits those behaviors, like the time at the Christmas tree farm we…

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Book Review: The Iliad by Homer

The Iliad by Homer My rating: 5 of 5 stars I listened to the audiobook read by Derek Jacobi and he did such a wonderful job. I wonder why it’s no longer available on Audible. I really enjoyed listening to The Iliad. It was more the story of Achilles than I had ever know before….

Saturday Morning Review
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Saturday Morning Review

I’ve spent the morning with these two books: my ScholĂ© Sisters Reading Log and my Full Focus Planner. My Reading Log hosts both my ScholĂ© Sisters 5×5 and Literary Life #19in2020 book challenges. I updated my current reading and checked off a couple of books! I also went in and wrote some notes about Gilgamesh…

Book Review: Parents and Children by Charlotte Mason
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Book Review: Parents and Children by Charlotte Mason

Parents and Children by Charlotte M. Mason My rating: 5 of 5 stars Not a once and done book. So many counter-cultural ways at looking at parenting, childhood, and virtue. Definitely one to reread many times, wish I’d read it earlier and oftener. Maybe even before children. View all my reviews