Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Reading Aloud Challenge: It is February!

We have been reading aloud this past week!  Not as much as I'd like, but we are doing it!

The Princess Bride, by William Goldman.  We're about halfway through the book now, and it is still very funny.  And yes, this is the book the movie is based on, for all who asked.  The frustrating part of reading this book, though, is that because it is "abridged" (it was actually written this way), some of the chapters are about two Kindle pages long, and some go on for hours.  Literally.  We cannot sit down to read a single chapter, because we have no idea how long that might take.

We're continuing to read aloud is The American Patriot's Almanac by William Bennett.  We are still doubling up on readings, but are getting pretty close to caught back up.  This is so much fun.

Advice for Seekers by Charles H. Spurgeon is another one we started this past week.  I'll be writing up a review early next week, though we won't be through it yet.  Fourteen chapters, and we are sitting down to read a chapter at a time, roughly three days a week.  The language and concepts are a bit much for my little two, so this is directed at the teens and tween. 

I also started reading The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang to the little two.  That is something we will pick up and put down, when we are between books from the library.  I put a few things on hold at the library, and we'll be picking them up tomorrow.  I'm excited to start truly doing some read-alouds with the younger ones.

Next week, the photo will have more real stuff in it!

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...  


Karen said...

My week was an epic fail. UGH

Sam said...

Most nights we real aloud. We missed last night though. :( We are working through the Boxcar series.

Debra said...

Karen -- oh, I totally get that!

Sam, I was looking at the Boxcar series for my little ones!!!

Kate said...

I did not realize there was a book that went along with the movie!! Is it as funny as the movie? Better? Worse?

Love your photo!

(Who is very glad she can actually link up because she is actually READING to her kids!!) :D

The Happy Homeschool Mom said...

I was planning on writing a blog post, but ran.out.of.time....but we are reading aloud. We finished Spirit Fighter and since this week's MOH lesson is on Robin Hood, King Richard, and Prince John, I pulled up a Heritage History ebook on Robin Hood. For my little ones I have been reading a variety of books on topics to go along with Flowering Baby.