Book Club – Thoreau

Walden and Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau

Tonight’s the night to start discussion. True confessions – I got caught up in another book and haven’t started reading this yet. I wanted to put the link up in case you’re anxious to begin.

I’ve set up a book club link in the right column. It’s under “Links.” Comments should work like a regular post.


  1. Me neither.

    First impressions: like Ecclesiastes “…vanity of vanities! All is vanity. What do people gain from all the oil at which they toil under the sun?” Also brings to mind Camus,The Myth of Sysiphis (sp?) but I don’t have a quote.

  2. Cheri M. says:

    Ok, I’m busy reading “Unmasking Sexual Con Games”, a new resource we’ve come across for homeschooling in the “Human Growth and Development” topic, relationships strand.

    This book examines really important concepts… things that can creep in, insiduously, if an effort is not made to stop and identify them, and be alert to patterns. These topics could be a week’s worth of Oprah’s (and if Dr. Phil wasn’t dealing with his tabloid issues, it could be a week’s worth of his shows also).

    I don’t suppose we want to make an HGD book club and screen resources?

    Or I could just get with the program and read the assigned book…? Maybe I’ll start with the Sparks notes version!

  3. “Sparks notes”

    I considered that, too. But I decided against it. I’ll get started this weekend.

    (And I’ll take a pass on your favorite reading right now!)