One of the homeschooling books I'm currently reading (or re-reading, rather) is Educating the WholeHearted Child by Clay and Sally Clarkson (2006 printing). It's one of my faves.
(You can't look inside. I'm borrowing this image from Amazon.)
I read this little section on page 81 yesterday, and wanted to share it with you.
"Whole Book Fever ~ This affliction is spreading rapidly throughout the home schooling community. It is contracted through frequent contact with whole books. There is no known cure. Symptoms include the following:
- You lose the motor function needed to close a good book and put it down.
- You have an insatiable desire to browse in other people's libraries.
- You hyperventilate with a rapid heartbeat upon finding a whole set of mint condition Landmarks with dust jackets at a garage sale.
- You are physically not able to pass by a stack of old looking books without stopping to look at them.
- You schedule your vacation around the annual community used book sale.
- You begin stacking books horizontally in your bookshelves to make room for more books.
- You fail to tell a friend about the library sale for fear of missing a rare find.
- You buy a fourth copy of Johnny Tremain at a library sale (or Goodwill) because you forgot you had three others.
- You actually worry about which child will get which books from your home library when you die.
- You start a booktable business just so you can buy more books at dealer's cost."
It's funny 'cause it's true!