Sunday, January 4, 2009

Hooray for Homeschoolers!

The novels Eragon, Eldest, and Brisinger (The Inheritance Cycle) by Christopher Paolini is a very popular series among avid readers these days. We managed to pick up the full series for a steal before Christmas and had it wrapped and under the tree for the Engineer. So far the Engineer has read Eragon and it was a fight between Bub and I to read it next. I kindly :-) let Bub have it as I have a sequel to another series to read first.

We were thrilled to discover that the author was homeschooled. Yeah, so? Well, he was only fifteen when he graduated from highschool and began writing his first novel Eragon. He toured schools and libraries promoting his book. At nineteen he became a New York Times bestselling author.

His fourth book, yet to be titled is currently being worked on and anticipated by many. Pretty good for a homeschooled boy I'd say!


  1. Oh wow - I had no idea! We've seen the movie, but have not read any of the books ... yet. I believe I'll have to get in more of a hurry about that now.

  2. I've never read these but, yes, hooray for homeschoolers! What a great accomplishment!

  3. Interesting... I had no idea. I'd seen the cover and wondered if it was yet another mystical story aimed at the pre-teens. I'll have to give it another look :0)


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