Last week, I posted that we have not been reading aloud. Even though I think it is so critically important.
And I vowed to change.
Of course, what happened after that post? My kids took turns being so sick they barely got out of bed.
The best laid plans of homeschool moms... or something like that.
So, we did FINALLY actually start reading aloud again.
And we started a book I actually paid money to put on my Kindle.
The Princess Bride, by William Goldman. We started it yesterday. My Kindle tells me we're 21% of the way through it. This book is hysterical. I had to stop, gasping for breath between laughter. My kids, too, are finding it very funny.
Definitely a good choice. And I've read it enough to highly recommend it. Though for younger ears, there might be a spot or two that you'll want to edit on the fly.
The other book we're continuing to read aloud is The American Patriot's Almanac by William Bennett. Since we lost <ahem> three weeks, we're at least doubling up in our readings from here. With any luck, by the end of 2014, we'll have gotten through it. Oh, wait, the plan is to be caught up sometime in February.
We're talking about switching gears and reading The Hobbit instead of starting on Lord of the Rings. We're starting back up with some other things too, but more on those next week.
And while I promised a photo, an image of my Kindle isn't fabulous. I'll work on improving that. Cleaning off the screen would likely be a good first step.
How about you? What are you reading out loud? I'd love some inspiration, so feel free to link up your posts about reading aloud, or leave me a comment and tell me I can do it...