reading out loud

     We have been enjoying more reading time together. Encouraged again by Debra at Footprints in the Butter, this week I'm linking up with her reading aloud challenge.

     We completed Max Elliot Anderson's Legend of the White Wolf.  Yesterday Joseph refused to narrate his memory of the story, trying hard to convince us all he had trouble remembering. Today though, he not only wrote his own short (very, very short 1/2 page) story based on it, but also drew a picture which contained some of the key points that he did remember.

     Tonight we started The Railway Children by E. Nesbit. I stopped after just one chapter, which is rare, but it was late. I think we are all hooked on the story so far. My favorite quote so far is the Father, after he hears the doorbell "An Englishman's house is his castle, of course, but I do wish they built semi-detached villas with moats and drawbridges." I agree that uninterrupted evenings home with just the family are a treasure.

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  1. That's a great quote. I know I've read that book, but it's been a long time so I don't remember very much at all.

  2. Those look like fabulous books! I love that quote...

    Thanks for linking up!! It encourages me so much in my journey to put my money where my mouth is as far as this whole importance of reading aloud thing goes. :)


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