Monday, May 19, 2008

New Project

Summer's almost here! Dd17 and I are taking off the summer from homeschooling, and I'll only be doing regular review with dsds15. So I'm already making plans to get a few things done this summer that I haven't had time for this past year.

One thing I really need to do is sell some of the many homeschooling books we've accumulated over the past twenty years. The homeschool group I'm in is having a big used book sale soon, but their process for booksellers is so time-consuming that there's no way I can participate. So instead I've started a blog, where I can post the books for sale (with photos) one at a time, as time permits. That way I can break this big project down into smaller chunks, which will work a lot better for me.

I think it will work out well for potential book buyers, too. All they have to do is subscribe to the blog. Each time I post a book for sale, the post will automatically be sent to subscribers via feed or email.

The blog is called Used Homeschool Books. I've posted a link to it on the right side of this blog for those who would rather not subscribe.


Kari said...

You're so funny! I'm I the process of getting my books ready for the aforementioned used book sale as we speak! Yes, it is time consuming and I've got lots to do...why am I on the computer? sigh...

Dana said...

What a cool idea! I hope that works well for you, and I may be browsing your list now and again. :)

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Anonymous said...

Great idea! I, too, think that it is too much work for the book sale which is why my books will sit another year on their shelves... Maybe when my little, little ones are a bit bigger. :)

Barbara Frank said...

Kari, good luck on the sale. I hope you sell a lot of your stuff!

Dana, hope you find something you can use.

Pam, I know what you mean. I didn't sell anything until my kids were older. I never knew what I might want to use again. But it sure piled up over the years...ugh!

Thanks, ladies, for stopping by :)

Amy said...

What a great idea! Just wish I had the time to do it too....

Melissa Markham said...

What a clever idea! I have subscribed so I can keep up with what you are selling.

We are done with homeschooling, but have plans of stuff to do this summer. The kids are going to spend 1/2 hour each day typing, 1/2hour each day on the piano, 1 hour each day reading, a small math assignment each day and some time doing some art.

Otherwise, they would spend most of their time playing video games and I like to keep them doing a little work each day so it isn't so hard on them when we start back in the fall. Even my older sons I made do some math and reading int he summer when they were in public school.

sarah said...

You should charge extra for the books that I used. After all, I went to all that hard work of highlighting AND illustrating them. I did it for the future readers of those books.

Janet said...

Great idea, getting rid of the books you don't use anymore! I'm scared to think of how many books we will have when we are done this journey! AAAAAHHHHH!!!!

BarbaraLee said...

Do you have any Saxon Math books?
I will need them for next yr.

Barbara Frank said...

Amy, I'm taking it three books at a time...Blogger's new post-scheduling system makes it easy!

Melissa, you're smart to keep them working on things. Video games + summer+ robot children ;)

Sarah, I had to pitch some of those. Some pages had more yellow and pink highlighter than white space! Many of the historical figures had pink beards, lol.

Janet, not thinking about how many books were piling up is how I got into this mess!

BarbaraLee, I'll have to check. I think I sold most of them, but might still have Algebra 2.

Thanks for stopping by, everyone!