Friday, July 25, 2008
Home Spun comic strip #250
I find it hard to avoid looking at the recommendations that pop up when I buy something online. They can be so tempting, especially when they refer to a subject area where I feel weak. I've followed many suggestions that result from ordering books on logic, math, physics, Latin, Spanish, and rhetoric. I'm not an impulsive shopper, mind you. I will read the product information and check reviews. I look to see if our library has a particular book recommendation so that I can preview it. Sometimes it can take me hours to order one math book! Our Amazon customer recommendation list is longer than most of the books I read. And yet every time I hit that "Add to Cart" button, a fresh set of ideas appears before me with the promise of a brighter homeschooling year. Resistance is futile.