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14. The door into Summer by Robert Heinlein
I'm reading a lot of Heinlein mostly because Gray keeps emptying that shelf and I keep finding things while I clean up after him. Not quite a Juvie, but different tone...might be a transitional book between his Juvie years and the break made with Stranger. Basic Time travel via cold sleep. Main character is a Techer, quick read

15. Lifeways: Working with Family Questions by Gudrun Davy and Bons Voors
Waldorf parenting book. Part of the Lifeways curriculum (Lifeways is Waldorf Early Education Program). Since I still have a house full of the under 7 set, it seemed like a prudent read. An anthology of essays written by parents in the U.K. regarding different subjects. Divided into three sections, Parents Way, Family Way, Childrens Way. Definitely a good read, even though it has a dated feel to it. (Originally published in 1983) I think I'll track down the second book

Not bad. That's a book every other day. Goodness I'm glad I read fast.



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Jan. 31st, 2010 11:43 pm (UTC)
My god, woman. I read a LOT and I'm not doing book a every other day! :p Then again, I think some of the librarians may be pooling together to put a hit on my ass for ordering too many books at once, so it could be self preservation.
Feb. 1st, 2010 01:34 am (UTC)
Now I have to admit that several of the books I've finished are ones that I started a couple of months ago. Like that Lifeways book for example. Some books can be dense and take awhile to go through, others only a half a day. (Like those Heinlein Juvies...popcorn. they only take a couple of hours)
Feb. 5th, 2010 12:29 am (UTC)
I just realized that the numbers are inflated 'cause I'm including kids books.
Feb. 1st, 2010 01:43 am (UTC)
14. The door into Summer by Robert Heinlein

That one used to come up in rec.arts.sf.written a lot, usually with some variation of this debate:

"The part where the teenage girl decides she's going to hook up with the protagonist, and then actually does after he freezes and thaws, is creepy and disturbing."

"But she's all grown up then! There's nothing wrong with it!"

"It still smacks of pedophilia."

"Well, you're just a small-minded Puritan!"

"And you approve of raping children!"

...and so on and on, long into the night.
Feb. 1st, 2010 03:46 am (UTC)
pre-teenage...she was only 12.
Feb. 1st, 2010 03:52 am (UTC)
I tried reading Lifeways, we have it in the Waldorf teacher training library, couldn't get into it. But not a parent yet, so there's that obstacle. Glad it sounded good to you.
Feb. 1st, 2010 03:55 am (UTC)
I found the first third really, really dense and took FOREVER to get through. (In fact its the reason why it took me something like 3 months to read) The second part was delightful and the third useful. And those last two parts only took the last 2 weeks to read.
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