This was a far more normal week of Reading Aloud in my family. So if last week intimidated you (!), well, hopefully this week won't.
Connor and I finished up The Kidnapped Prince. What an amazing story!
I read aloud In Grandma's Attic to the kids, and reviewed it. This is such a great book! Everyone insisted on listening, although I was only requiring Richard and Trina. We also got started on More Stories from Grandma's Attic, but did not complete that before the review. I read a few chapters myself for purposes of writing the review.
William continues to read Attack at the Arena out loud to me. This is going way slower than it ought to, because we are not being remotely consistent.
As long as I'm counting the kids reading real books aloud to me, Thomas is reading Robinson Crusoe to me from my Nook. This is the version from Christian Liberty Press, and I can't seem to find it to grab a picture. He's finally far enough into it to really want to keep reading, so he's reading 3-4 chapters at a sitting.
review product, Richard and Trina are still listening to Andi's Pony
Trouble. Though, ummm, we only read a single chapter. In Grandma's Attic took precedence, you know?
I read Arrow Over the Door to Connor. Mostly I read to him while he washed dishes. Seems a fine arrangement to me! This was a pretty quick read, and it was fabulous. Getting the Quaker perspective on the Revolutionary War, and the point of view of an Indian Tribe from Canada. The best part was how the author explained what he knew from historical records, and what assumptions he made.
Connor's next read-aloud is Sherwood Ring. And oh, we are really enjoying this as well. We're only a couple chapters into it -- but there are only something like six chapters. Long chapters, I might add. This one is leading to some fabulous discussion.
So -- plans for the week ahead. Well, mostly finishing up the stuff above. We were supposed to start Black Horses for the King, and just haven't yet. (You notice a total lack of mention of Thomas and William above!) After Sherwood Ring, I'll probably start In Search of Honor. After More Stories from Grandma's Attic and Andi's Pony Trouble, I'll be reading some James Herriot to the younger ones. We've got a couple other possibilities out there too.
How did your week go? Sign the linky and I'll definitely come visit your post. I love getting inspired to read something new! Though I didn't do much with visiting last week... Ooops. Promise, I'll go visit y'all right after I get this posted!