Cranky Complaints-Lady Buys BOOKS! (or tries to)

My New Friend Kobo…


I guess I’m feeling week with this week’s minor infusion of cash, because I gave in to yet another impulse and invested in an eBook reader (obnoxiously called an ereader for short).

It’s a Kobo Touch, and it’s purple… most stores are sold out of the good colours, but I think purple is perfect.  And it’s quilted.

What’s on it, so far?

Library Freebies (expire in 3 weeks):

  • Moonlight on the Magic Flute (Magic Tree House book)
  • Beverly Cleary – A Girl from Yamhill (her memoir)
  • Helena Andrews – Bitch is the New Black
  • Jen Calonita – Secrets of my Hollywood Life

(now you know my secret – when I’m super-tired, I love reading “Young Adult” fiction… aren’t we ALL young adults, at heart???)


  • John Holt – Common Objections to Homeschooling (this page, converted to a PDF)
  • McGuffey’s First Eclectic Reader (Naomi Rivka’s current reading book)
  • Practical Lessons in the Use of English for Grammar Schools, by Mary F. Hyde
  • The Seven Little Sisters Who Live on the Round Ball that Floats in the Air, by Jane Andrews
  • A Child’s Geography, three free sample chapters
  • Are Public Schools an Option for Christian Kids?  a long essay I’ve been meaning to read from The Old Schoolhouse.  I’m assuming their answer will be no, but I’d like to know more.


  • Ruth Beechick, A Biblical Home Education; I had to buy ONE title, the library doesn’t carry Ruth Beechick, it was cheap, and really, isn’t a Biblical Home Education exactly what we’re trying to provide???