Thursday, October 13, 2011

Reading Aloud Challenge - October 13

Okay, so this is going to be a quick and dirty post.  Get 'er done.

Mara, Daughter of the Nile is done!!  What a fun book.  Total paraphrase, but love having a line about not falling for every pretty girl who sobs on your shoulder in our family arsenal.

We finished Homer Price.  The kids have a thing about making donuts now.  And this will be the last time you have to look at this fuzzy photo.

And then there are audio books on our trip to Minnesota (where I am posting this from!)

We listened to Mr. Popper's Penguins.  Neither Richard nor Trina remembered this book at all.

We tried to listen to Gooney Bird Greene, but the CD was skipping horribly.  <sigh>

We did listen to Jim Weiss and his CD on Egyptian Myths.  That was great.

And we listened to half of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.  Also read by Jim Weiss.

*I* listened to the last couple hours of America: The Last, Best Hope Volume II.  Had to hold my iPod up near my face to listen.  Yeah, that was great, but hey, it kept me awake for the drive.  One thing I love about this book is that they use the actual audio clips of a lot of key speeches or what-have-you.  I listened to the end of the Jimmy Carter presidency and all of Reagan (which is where the book ends).  Cried listening to some of the Iranian hostage stuff, and the Challenger broadcast.  Remembered how I felt when Reagan was shot, and when the Pope was too.  It was interesting to hear all this stuff I remember so well being presented as history.  I'm feeling old.  A lot lately.

Plans for this coming week?  We'll finish Oz.  I need a cord so we can listen to the iPod.  If I get that done, we can listen to Heidi, some Greek myths, and some fairy tales, and I don't recall what else.  I grabbed a Hank the Cowdog CD at the library too. 

How did your week go?  Sign the linky to link up your reading aloud post and I'll come visit your post, sometime. I hope.  I'm making no promises this week about when that might happen.

To see my first post when this turned into a linky thing, check here.


i cant decide said...

Have a safe trip!

Unknown said...

I made it this week. I haven't added pictures yet, but I might get to that tomorrow.


Annie Kate said...

We love reading aloud, and I'm so glad I found your link-up.

Our latest read aloud, Salt in His Blood, is a stirring and inspiring sea biography. we loved it as much the first time around as the second.

You seem to enjoy audio books; my daughter does, too, and can spend hours every week making cards while listening to Jane Austen books from Librivox.

Have a blessed Sunday!

Annie Kate