@llucymypet: I decided to stop giving allowances, now that they are over ten. I realized that I didn't want to raise socialist-minded children. I set up a purely earnings system. Plus, they have percentages for charity, savings, and tithing taken out and if they earn money from others, some of it comes back to the family to help pay bills, or whatever, to give the a sense of being part of a family and contributing-like the hard-working, contributive children in our nation's past (remember Laura Ingalls working as a teacher at 15 and sewing before and after specifically to help w/Mary's blind school expenses and other family expenses?).
Don't mean to hijack thread...
@botanicalbecky-Frankenstein is one if my all time favorites; I read it when I was 12 or 13.
I just finished reading The Chosen by Chaim Potok, am reading:
Biblical Literacy by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
The Two Towers - J.R.R. Tolkein
and others for when I'm in the mood, I just pick where I left off.
Listening to audio of:
Cowards by Glenn Beck
The Jefferon Lies:...by David Barton
Reading These Happy Golden Years as a read-aloud
Women's Wisdom: The Garden of Peace for Women (it's on it way in the mail!)-Rabbi Shalom Arush
trying to narrow down another fiction type book. I don't normally read fiction, but The Chosen was so good, I think I'm going to read it's sequel, The Promise
I have to start reading about Biblical Courtship in order to explain and implement something that I know is the right thing for my dc's future-but that I have no personal experience with, so I need to read some books on it.
I have such a HUGE personal reading list, sometimes it's hard to decide what comes next.