I'm finally able to access my account and post. The "upgrade" to Blogger was enough to give me the push I needed to want to move to a different platform. I'll need to finish getting ready for the school year first, which will take a couple more weeks. Hopefully I'll have something in place before the end of the year...I'll post more on this as it develops.
While neither book is a substitute for a formal curriculum in either subject, they do provide fun introductions to their topics. More on the "Little Series" published by Yale University Press can be found here.