Office Hours: The Tyranny of the Booklist

February 25, 2016

Say you have two high-schoolers, one student in junior high, and another in elementary. The high-schoolers each have 10 books that you absolutely must teach them this year so that they can be prepared to get into college. The junior-higher has another 8, and somehow you still need to read aloud to the little.  Sure, maybe you could do this if you spent every waking hour reading books...but somehow meals still need to get made and the laundry needs to be folded! Oh yeah, and I guess we have to make time for science and math at some point. It's enough to make you pull out your hair! How on earth are you supposed to survive?? Do we just need to give up dreams of college?

Enter the lie. It's called "The Tyranny of the Booklist." And it's what we'll be chatting about in our next Office Hours session on February 25 at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time. So grab a cup of coffee and bring those booklists. We're going to have a list-burning.