Friday, May 27, 2011

Read For The Heart- a TOS Review


Well, it's been a good year!  This is my last review for TOS Homeschool Crew.  I may put up a post this summer of my favorites so stay tuned on that.  And I have been chosen for next years Crew as well!

Apologia gave us Read For the Heart which is a compilation of books that starts with several chapters on reading in general as well as how to 'pick' a book.  The rest of this reference is filled with book summaries.   It has books in various categories from picture to poetry.  You can see the entire table of contents as well as a sample chapter by going here.  The book, as you can see from the link, sells for $17 from Apologia.

There are others in this family of books... An anthology:

anthology [ænˈθɒlədʒɪ]
n pl -gies
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a collection of literary passages or works, esp poems, by various authors
2. any printed collection of literary pieces, songs, works of art, etc.
[from Medieval Latin anthologia, from Greek, literally: a flower gathering, from anthos flower + legein to collect]
anthological  [ˌænθəˈlɒdʒɪkəl] adj
anthologist  n

This anthology is newer and has a Christian bent.  There are some that I don't think you would find in other anthologies.  Each entry has a brief paragraph or two describing the book with some facts and some opinions regarding that title.

I then performed the "library test."  I went to 10 random pages to see if my library would have this book should I want it.  Because of the Christian books in this list I wasn't sure I'd be able to find some but I was pleasantly surprised.  I have a VERY good library.  Eight out of the ten books I was able to find AT my library and the other two I could find through inter library loan.  One of those was The Spiritual Lives of Great Composers.  YEA!!!  Who would have thought?

Would I buy this book?  Well I own the other anthologies.  So yes, I probably would because I love books and I love books on books.  I wouldn't give this one the blue ribbon but it is newer and has some different selection of books in it.  If you want to peek at what others thought please click on the banner below!

I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

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