Dale & I were pretty sick Monday and Tuesday, so my reading aloud, well, wasn't quite what I'd like. Good thing I behaved last Thursday/Friday. And we made use of audio. And I read a fair bit yesterday.
I've been thinking a lot again about why I do this. I got Sarah Clarkson's Read for the Heart from the library last weekend, and that has me thinking a bit more too. She isn't emphasizing the reading aloud aspect like some books I've read or people I've listened to. Anyway, that just had me thinking.
I'm so grateful that my kids do enjoy being read to. I really want them *hearing* those language patterns, not rapidly skimming over them.
Anyway... on to the reading!
We read a chapter or two of More Stories from Grandma's Attic. Everyone is still insisting on listening in to this. I may need to look into obtaining the other two books in the series.
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.
Another review product, Richard and Trina are still listening to Andi's Pony Trouble. We are about six pages from completing this one, so I'm going to finish it as soon as Trina gets up, and not post about it next week. It's cute. See my review tomorrow.
William and Thomas started listening to Black Horses for the King. Connor wants to listen too, but he read this himself not too long ago, and I told him he has to get other schoolwork done. I feel like a horrible mother banning him from listening, you know? I don't do that often. So, that basically means that we're trying to read while he is in Chemistry class. Awful, aren't I? Love the story. Hate pronouncing names like Bwlch. Ugh.
Connor and I finished up The Ravenmaster's Secret. Loved how it turned out. Why couldn't I have had books like this when I was 13? This is the kind of stuff I wanted to read. I just
We're about 1/4 of the way into The Thieves of Ostia. This would be the first book in a series. We destroyed some of the tension of this book by reading #3 first. Oh well. We are enjoying it nevertheless. This has turned into our "listen while the kitchen gets cleaned" book.
We also continue to read aloud various history, science, and Bible selections. Including a bunch of stuff from Yesterday's Classics that I reviewed, uhh, yesterday.
So -- plans for the week ahead. Again, mostly it is to finish what is above. I'm supposed to be reading The Sherwood Ring to Connor, but haven't in days... I don't think we read any this past week. I will need to be picking a new book out for the little two.
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