LIVING BOOKS – works that possess certain literary qualities “able to bring that sensible delight to the reader which belongs to a literary word fitly spoken.” (Charlotte Mason) They are most often original works of high literary quality that deal directly with the subject at hand in an interdisciplinary way and may be fiction, biography, a primary source, or other expository text. readingThe purpose of using living books is to feed children‘s minds on ideas from the directly articulated experiences and ideas of predecessors and contemporaries, and in so doing, be naturally exposed to correct grammar, spelling, and other mechanics of written language, as well as the precision and range of a complex vocabulary.