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    #16
    I’m currently working my way through Hillsdale’s free online courses for my adult education. Now I’m going to have to look into this reading plan. I really wish there were more hours in the day! I want to do it all....but I can’t because I have all these little people who expect to be fed and educated
    ~Sarah~

    2018-2019
    Ds 7th grade MP
    Dd 2nd grade MP
    Dd 1st grade MP
    DD 6th PS (previously homeschooled)
    Dd 9th PS

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      #17
      Originally posted by Emilylovesbooks View Post
      Two years ago I read the beginning volume, The Great Conversation, and was convinced that I should begin the ten-year reading plan. I even wrote down the list for Year 1! Our library has the set, and they have been rarely used, so I have easy access to the whole set. I never did start. You have motivated me to take a stab at beginning again!
      I never thought to check the library website...what was I thinking??? I just checked and they have the entire set available for checkout...sort of a try it before you buy it :-). The set I liked on eBay didn’t take my offer, maybe I will be willing to raise it once I check it out in person. Thanks for the reminder to check the library.
      Dorinda

      DD 15 - 10th with MPOA(Biology, Novel, Material Logic/Rhetoric ), Lukeion (Greek3, Latin 3)
      DS 13 - 8A with MPOA(Third Form and composition)
      DS 10 - 5M
      DS 5 - K with AAR3

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        #18
        Awesome, Emily! And great idea on try-before-buy, Dorinda. That's exactly what I did with my used book store mismatched set. Reading the address to the reader in volume 1 is very inspiring. It's only about 80 pages.
        Sarah, I love Hilldsale's courses and have watched a few but never committed to going fully through class. Good for you!
        Festina lentē,
        Jessica P

        SY2019-2020 · 8th MP Year
        @ Home, HLN, & MPOA
        S · 10th, MPOA Henle 3
        D · 8th
        D · 5th
        S · 2nd

        Highlands Latin Nashville Cottage School

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          #19
          I have the set! Maybe I should pick Volume 1 back up? I was almost finished with it. 🤔♥️

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            #20
            Originally posted by 2Muchfun View Post
            I have the set! Maybe I should pick Volume 1 back up? I was almost finished with it. 🤔♥️
            I think volume 1 will either grab and motivate you to start or not. And it's fine if you are in a season of "one day/not now." If you get stirred to start, just start. There is no pace-police. Baby steps, right?
            Festina lentē,
            Jessica P

            SY2019-2020 · 8th MP Year
            @ Home, HLN, & MPOA
            S · 10th, MPOA Henle 3
            D · 8th
            D · 5th
            S · 2nd

            Highlands Latin Nashville Cottage School

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              #21
              For sure!

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                #22
                I was inspired by this thread and found a set for $70. It was I'm the town my sister lives in, so she will bring it next time we get together. I'm excited to dig into it.

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by mamathompson View Post
                  I was inspired by this thread and found a set for $70. It was I'm the town my sister lives in, so she will bring it next time we get together. I'm excited to dig into it.
                  What a great deal!
                  Festina lentē,
                  Jessica P

                  SY2019-2020 · 8th MP Year
                  @ Home, HLN, & MPOA
                  S · 10th, MPOA Henle 3
                  D · 8th
                  D · 5th
                  S · 2nd

                  Highlands Latin Nashville Cottage School

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                    #24
                    I've been thinking about this since it was posted. I have absolutely no more bookshelf space and own a number of the titles already. I also find my best times to read are early and late, which are low-light situations at our house. I tend to end up with either an audiobook or a glowing screen. Because of this I received a kindle paperwhite for my birthday. The kindle has the experimental browser on it, and I found it easy to add titles from Gutenberg. I also found this list/ group: http://www.greatconversation.com/10-year-reading-plan

                    I did read The Great Conversation when this topic first came around. I really like this list better than the Harvard Classics.

                    I'm not sure how active the Yahoo group is (I don't plan to participate), but I added the first five selections to my kindle to read or reread this summer.
                    Bean

                    DD- 9M with subs

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by bean View Post
                      I've been thinking about this since it was posted. I have absolutely no more bookshelf space and own a number of the titles already. I also find my best times to read are early and late, which are low-light situations at our house. I tend to end up with either an audiobook or a glowing screen. Because of this I received a kindle paperwhite for my birthday. The kindle has the experimental browser on it, and I found it easy to add titles from Gutenberg. I also found this list/ group: http://www.greatconversation.com/10-year-reading-plan

                      I did read The Great Conversation when this topic first came around. I really like this list better than the Harvard Classics.

                      I'm not sure how active the Yahoo group is (I don't plan to participate), but I added the first five selections to my kindle to read or reread this summer.
                      What a great idea! I prefer reading from a book, but my Kindle goes everywhere with me.
                      Homeschooling since the dark ages of 2001

                      Four home school graduates all gainfully employed or at University (20-27)

                      and our caboose kid

                      13 yo son- MP 7th grade

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by Recreationalscholar View Post

                        What a great idea! I prefer reading from a book, but my Kindle goes everywhere with me.
                        RS- your signature! Love it!
                        Festina lentē,
                        Jessica P

                        SY2019-2020 · 8th MP Year
                        @ Home, HLN, & MPOA
                        S · 10th, MPOA Henle 3
                        D · 8th
                        D · 5th
                        S · 2nd

                        Highlands Latin Nashville Cottage School

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