June 8, 2015

Summer Stack

Emma took an online English course this year in school.
It just so happens that it was written and administered by our very
own (one and only) homeschool support teacher (who is a treasure).
This very same teacher also happens to have taught Austin in the classroom 
when our boys attended the little local Christian school (Emma never went).

We have a history with this particular teacher, and it is a good one.

A summer reading list was required of the students who had taken her course.
Complete with reasons as to why the books had been chosen.
The assumption is that they will continue to read.  All summer long.
It goes without saying that this has always been Emma's plan.

After a quick survey of the shelves downstairs and up,
Emma produced her very own summer stack of books.
She'll likely be finished ahead of fall.  It is how it is.

I have fond memories of my own summer reading as a young girl.
Squirrelled away in our little tree house, I would read while the
summer breezes blew.  For hours on end.
Pollyanna was my chosen companion the summer I turned twelve.
The unabridged and original classic was read from my grandmother's copy.

Published in 1913.  A rare treasure.

It was a magical experience.  One that I'm not likely to forget.

What about you?  Do you have a favourite summer-time read?
A sweet memory (or two?) to share from a summer long ago or the most recent one?
Any particular books you might recommend for our girl?  Or her mama?
Please do share.  We're all ears.  Both of us.

Happy summer reading!
With Love, Camille


Melissa said...

Have you read "Hannah Coulter" by Wendell Berry. It's one of my favorite books of all time. Exquisitely beautiful.

Nikki said...

The Grandma's Attic series are a FUN read too.:) I enjoyed reading your Emma's list. They look like fun reads. :)

Heather said...

Love that you "squirelled" away :)
I have scoured old book stores in attempt to find a book I read at 13 called Riven Fetters. I don't know who wrote it but I remember the story "wrecking me" for a long time--in a good way. I've even looked it up online to no avail.
I remember my Grandma reading to me at bedtime and those were some of the best moments of my life. She read "The Secret Garden" to me. Perhaps it's what gave me such a deep love for God's creation.

Esther said...

Ah, I love summer reading. Great list Emma! Enjoy!

Jill said...

We are all big readers here and that looks like a wonderful list! I love PollyAnna and The Secret Garden is also one of my all time favorites. Too many to list! Enjoy, the summer goes by so quickly :-)


Camille said...

Melissa ~ I will definitely look that one up. Thank you so much for the recommendation! :)

Nikki ~ We haven't actually read any of the Grandma's Attic series...I will have to get my hands on some. Thank you for sharing some of your favourites with us. :)

Heather ~ Hmmm...you've got me intrigued with your favourite from 13...I will have to keep my eyes open for it, too. If I find it, I'll let you know. :)

Esther ~ How much summer reading do you think you will manage this year?? You have SO much going on!! But, there is a light....it's all coming together nicely. Hugs. :)

Jill ~ Yes, the summer does seem to fly by, doesn't it? Enjoy every minute have have with those precious girls of yours. :)

With Love,