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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Consider This....Consider This....

The cat is out of the bag and I am so excited. 

Karen Glass has finally written THE book.



It has been all I could do to keep my mouth shut lately and the last two articles I have written have been highly influenced by this book which I am now reading for the 3rd time.

I know, I know, I am always so full of hyperbole but I cannot help it. This book is wonderful. This book will be the GO-TO book for Classical and Charlotte Mason educators, homeschooling or otherwise, for many years to come. 

I can hardly imagine saying anything philosophically that isn't already said better in this book.

Here is the blurb I wrote for it:

"This may be the most important book written on education since Norms & Nobility. When I finished reading it I started right back at the beginning and now that I am nearing the end of my second reading I plan to read it again. Karen says everything I would have loved to say about education (if I had the mind to grasp it) in a clear, understandable, and easy to read style. It is the missing link between what we call Classical Education and the Charlotte Mason approach. This is THE book we have been waiting for."

I am writing this without any remuneration, out of plain love, although I did receive a review copy. 


17 comments:

  1. Well, with THAT title but more so your endorsement, I will be definitely be reading the book. Next up, Cindy's book. Please. You've already got the material and I think blog readers have been pretty good pre-readers, yes?

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  2. Oh my goodness! How wonderfully exciting. I can't wait to read it.

    --Jami

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  3. Ack, I can't buy it yet! Oh well, I should finish up Towards a Philosopy of Education first anyway. :D

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  4. I do hope it won't be as expensive as Norms and Nobility. You say that this book influenced your last two articles. Would you include "Clean Slate" at the Circe blog in that category? I was deeply touched by the raw emotion you expressed when you realized that you "don't know" things and that being so certain of what you knew got in the way of truth. I desperately want to be in that position, to be so humble that I can say truly, "I don't know," and to see exactly where I've been very wrong (I couldn't comment over there, so here it is)

    SarahD

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  5. I read an early draft, but haven't yet read the ARC that you are reading. It is AMAZING, I agree! And I love that you say that it is THE book, because it totally is. It's what we've been waiting for -- you can't just suggest N&N in casual conversation. It's too expensive, and sometimes too hard to read, depending on the person. This book? It's so perfect. I'm glad you love it, too. :)

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  6. Thanks, Cindy. I suspect you can feel the heat of my blush from there?

    How many copies will I sell if I price the book like Norms & Nobility? Zero. Maybe two, if my mom buys one....lol. It will be priced in the same range as most books of its size, content, and construction, and it will be available for Kindle for less than the price of the hard copy. :-) I wish I could make it available tomorrow, but these things take time. It won't be too long, I think--hoping for the end of summer.

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    1. Sounds perfectly reasonable. Can't wait. :-)

      SarahD

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  7. This was seriously the most exciting thing that I have seen online in...awhile. :) Can't wait.

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  8. I've read & re-read Karen's article on the WTM website on The Classical Side of Charlotte Mason a number of times. Look forward to seeing these thoughts fleshed out in book form.

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  9. I've read & re-read Karen's article on the WTM website on The Classical Side of Charlotte Mason a number of times. Look forward to seeing these thoughts fleshed out in book form.

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  10. Great write-up! Writing is a talent, and it must not be wasted. As with everything that we had been entrusted, we should

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  11. I am thinking about starting a CM reading group in my area this fall. Do you think this might be a good introductory book (many moms have read WTM and other "classical" streams) or would you start somewhere else (For the Children's Sake, CM's own writings)? Many of these moms are at the very beginning (preschool aged children) but your constant admonition is to get your philosophy right, so I want to help some mom's I know have resources and community to think through these ideas. Look forward to reading it when it comes out.

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  12. I can hardly wait to read this. I've always been convinced that classical and CM go hand in hand. Thanks for the heads up, Cindy, and thanks to Karen for writing it.

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  13. I am looking forward to reading this new book! Wondering if Dorothy Sayers had any idea of Charlotte's work with her talk in 1947?

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