Thursday, October 27, 2011

Reading Aloud Challenge: October 27

I've been horrible.  I have to apologize and beg for forgiveness.  I keep promising that I'll get to everyone's posts... and for the past two weeks, I have not done that.  The traveling was stressful, and getting home has been too.

I am going to catch up... and keep up.  No travels planned.

And, unfortunately, I really don't have a lot to report this week.  But I'm posting anyway.  I have to.

The Railway Children.  We listened to about half of this.  What a fun book.  I've never read it, although I think we actually own the book.

Peace Child.  This is part of Sonlight Core 100, which no longer does "read-alouds" as such.  However, I think that reading aloud is terribly important for teens too, not just pre-high school kids.  And there are some of these books that I really need to read in order to discuss them.  Peace Child seemed like one of those titles.

And yes, I was right.

One thing I decided is that for the most part, the Core 100 read-alouds that I do are going to be just me and Connor.  Very good decision in the case of this book.  Treachery, cannibalism, revenge... and this is a true story.  <shudder>

And yes, that about covers it.  Okay, so there were some picture books.  But that's it.


Plans for this coming week? Finish The Railway Children.  Continue Peace Child with Connor.  With William and Thomas (and probably the little two), I'll be starting Hittite Warrior.  And we'll probably start Heidi for the little two.

How did your week go?  Sign the linky to link up your reading aloud post and I'll come visit your post, sometime. I will.

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

4 comments:

Briana said...

I've never read The Railway children either. Some day...

Kympossible said...

Welcome home! I've never read The Boxcar Children. I'm sure that brands me a failure as a homeschool mother, so I don't admit that to just anyone! ;-)

Lisa said...

I have never read the Railway Children either, I'll have to look into it.

MomLaur said...

I'm back with a link up! And LOVE railway children! Can't wait to read it with the kids!They already know the story as we borrowed the old movie from the library once :D