About Me

Hi!  Welcome to Hope Is the Word, my blog in which I review the books I read, as well as record as thoughts on home education, parenting, and living a bookish life.  My name is Amy, and I am married to Steady Eddie.  We have two girls:  Lulu, born 5/04, and Louise, born 11/05.  We have two boys:  the DLM (Dear Little Man), born 6/10, and Benny, born 4/13.  I am a teacher and librarian turned stay-at-home, home-educating mother.  You may contact me by leaving a comment on my blog or by emailing me at hopeistheword (at) gmail (dot) com.

Hope Is the Word is the home of Read Aloud Thursday, which is a monthly meme in which bloggers share their families’ read-alouds of the month.  It happens here on the fourth Thursday of each month.   I’d love for you to join us some time!


16 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Do you focus on YA lit or just any books you read? I have started a blog focused on YA lit. I try to look at if the books could be used/should be used in a classroom, if so what levels- and keep them categorized by topics as a resource for teachers. Feel free to check it out and give me any pointers. It looks like your reviews are extremely thorough!


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  3. Love what you offer and the serenity you inspire….. we all need a bit more of that in our busy days!! Stop by at my blog – I am new to the blogging world – I post about early literacy for young children and their families. I think your audience will find some new ideas that foster the love of books for children at .www.togethertime4families.com

  4. I have tried to add your button to my blogger sidebar a few times, and just can’t get it to work. I’d like to start including read aloud Thursdays as part of our regular posting, and having it handy on my sidebar will make it easier. Any suggestions?

    We loved Farmer Boy. I vote for more Laura Ingalls Wilder. You can’t miss with those. Alice is good, but a bit odd in places. Of course, that might be just what you want!

  5. Sorry about that…I think I got the books mixed up from another link from your Read Aloud Thursday. You read the book about the pea shooter…we will have to look for that one! Anyway, blogs are a blur when you should have gone to bed an hour ago! I do still need help figuring out your button, if you have time. Thanks.

  6. Thanks for your review of Holling’s “The Book of Indians.” A reader at my blogsite (http://hollingcholling.blogspot.com/) asked me to review “The Book of Indians” and “The Book of Cowboys,” so I’m starting my research–belatedly. Holling has long been a favorite among home-schooled students and their teachers, and I’m sure his work continues to have a positive effect on their leaarning about the natural world and its history.

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