1. School (my last year of homeschool high school!) has been going for about a month now, and so far it is turning out to be my favorite year of homeschool ever. Instead of doing regular math and science, I'm doing accounting and economics. Economics is my new love. I'm reading Thomas Sowell's Basic Economics, which explains a fascinating subject with Sowell's crystal clarity. The book may look imposing at 654 pages, but it reads like an intriguing news article, and I don't feel I've worked that hard to get halfway through the book. Do I even need to mention that I recommend it highly?
2. Today is a busy day, but one of the pleasant side effects of having a busy day is that I get to go to the library (=D) where I have several books waiting for me:
- No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty. (This is a reread for me. I just want a refresher, since I really want to do NaNoWriMo but have just about given up hope on the subject, since I have almost no ideas, and the ones I do have don't play nice with each other.)
- Incarceron by Catharine Fisher. I need a nice fluffy YA read. (No, I don't suppose Incarceron is fluffy, but for me, YA of any kind IS fluff, even if it's an action-packed science fiction YA. True fluff mostly sticks in my throat and makes me gag.)
- The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan. I've heard a lot about this series, so I thought I'd dip my toe into the first book. It's also research of a sort, since the lone idea I've even partially entertained for NaNoWriMo has some similarities with what I've heard about this series, so I thought I'd see how this author handled it.
4. And unless I want to discover this blog post sometime next week and realize to my shame that I never posted it, I should post it now, since school is starting.