I purchased a wonderful drawing book book and then an amazing art appreciation book (How Great Thou Art & Discovering Great Artists). They have both been fun and enjoyable. But I have just been exposed to Artistic Pursuits. Wow, it's exactly what I wanted in ONE book, as opposed to two books that do not relate to one another. The pits. To buy or not to buy? (I am thinking I should just stick with the ones I have and make a mental note for next year.)
And then there's history...I love the IDEA of Tapestry of Grace. I didn't think I would mind the extra planning and having to find all of the resource books. But guess what? Life is too busy to have to plan a curriculum...doesn't that defeat the purpose of buying it in the first place? And 3 out of every 4 books can not be found or reserved at our library. So I have to research the topic and find other books to replace the ones that are recommended. Tick tock. Time is of the essence! And so I am regretting my choice to not use Story of the World, or what seems to be even better The Mystery of History. So easy...a lesson to read, creative writing/art projects to enhance the reading and that's it! I might have to buy this one and count my losses. (I did find Tapestry at a used book store for $45, as opposed to the $250 or so that I would have paid. So that's something, I guess. Cheap me...I am thinking of all the yard sales I could raid with that $45! :) )
If you are still reading, I assume you are a homeschooler. What do you think, should I suck it up or dole out the cash?
*Pictured above: the sweet little souls that make silly decisions like this so important