Sunday, May 11, 2008

Bookworm

When I announced my plans to walk and read as much as possible during my month off, BerryBird asked what I planned to read first. It's not so much what I planned to read first, as it is what I have returned to (hopefully) finally finish- Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature Deficit Disorder, by Richard Louv. I started it last fall and used it as a source in papers I've written the last two semesters. Even only halfway through, it has already helped me to conceptualize my teaching philosophy. It also makes me anxious to have my own children so that I can share my love of nature with them.

I am challenging myself to finish this book now, so I've signed up for Green Bean's Be a Bookworm Challenge. If you've already read Last Child, there are plenty of other good suggestions worth looking over on Green Bean Dreams. Check it out!

9 comments:

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I should read that book. PB basically seems to hate nature. I git into his life too late, I guess. He keeps his curtains closed and his face in front of the computer. AK!

It may be too late.

Nadine said...

Well, it doesn't help that he's a teenager. I remember a time when my mom had to bribe me with candy to go hiking with her. I think I was only a year older than PB at the time...

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

green bean blog interesting, thanks.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

LOL! YUp, that's true about being a teenager. But he didn't get the same early intro to nature that my younger children did, living in the city as he does.

Since so many kids grow up in the city and have little access to nature, and are admonished by their mothers to not get muddy, there seems to be little hope for reaching them, and it is VERY SAD!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

PB did warn BB not to hit a robin though.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

let us know how the book is as you go along.

Electronic Goose said...

I have that book on my list too! I read an interview with him in The Sun magazine, and have wanted to read it ever since.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I really like that SUN magazine!

BlackenedBoy said...

Wow, that sounds like such an interesting (and very true) read.