500by12

Chronicling the books we read to our children (and perhaps the books they read themselves). Can we read 500 before they turn 12? Only time will tell.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Still reading, but not as much...

...and obviously not posting very much either.

Kristen has started reading Anne of Green Gables to the girls. We've been pretty busy in the evenings it seems, so she hasn't made much headway. Kristen never read it as a young girl, so she is enjoying reading it.

I re-read Howl's Moving Castle by Dianna Wynne Jones last week and gave it to Jaymie, who read it in a couple of days. I haven't had a chance to talk with her about it. I'm curious to see how much of it she understood. It's a fairly complex piece of storytelling. Jaymie says it's much different than the movie (I saw the first half-hour or so of the Miyazaki film).

Julia is finally reading on her own. We've been having her read very simple books that she can finish quickly in order to build her confidence, which she seems to lack for some reason. But she is definitely getting more excited about her newfound skill.

Stanley loves to be read to these days. Among his favorites is Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-good, Very Bad Day. We realized this week that he's been going around saying "I hate X" a lot probably because of this book. A mixed blessing, I suppose.

1 Comments:

  • At 2:12 AM, November 12, 2007, Anonymous mbmcentire said…

    I would like a copy of your Newbery winners as a .csv file. Hope you still have it and if so thanks in advance for your time investment, Bryant at fislibrary@yahoo.com

     

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