Miss A (10) [not an avid reader] is in a literature program for which she's supposed to read 3 books this semester. The first was The Indian In the Cupboard, which she should be finishing today (2 weeks late). The second is The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, but I have decided to let her slide on this, since she has heard the audiobook and watched the movie before. The third will be Old Yeller. In between she has read a bunch of Diary of a Wimpy Kid books for fun.
Miss E (9) is the avid reader - she reads everything, but specifically she is supposed to be working on Black Beauty when her sister is doing assigned reading. It seems to be slow-going, either because she rebels against my reminders or because there is a lot of sad stuff in that book. Independently, she has been enjoying a series called Wolves of the Beyond, among others. So far this school year she has tested on 43 books (though some of those were from our summer reading). She also enjoys a variety of magazines.
The kids continue their middle school book club, but for this we listen to audiobooks in the car. (My slower reader could not keep up with all those books in print version, with b&m school homework & activities.) In between the assigned books, we've listened to some additional audiobooks. So far since the below post we've heard the following audiobooks, most of which were much enjoyed:
- Pax. (Least favorite audiobook so far.)
- Rush Revere and the First Patriots. (Loved it.)
- Pinocchio. (Should have done this younger.)
- Holes. (The kids enjoyed it.)
- Masterminds (we are on the last CD - we are in suspense!)
- On their own, the kids listen / re-listen to Harry Potter audiobooks while they do their homework.
For read-alouds, we finished the first book of Little Women, and started the second book. In between the two, we enjoyed a collection of short stories called The Kashmiri Storyteller.
For grown-up reading, I am reading Stolen Lives, a true and recent story of a family of political prisoners in Morocco.
My reading fiend is reading whatever she is reading - I stopped keeping track years ago.
My other kid is finishing up Penderwicks. She was supposed to read it in the summer, but it has been slow going for her.
We are listening to the audiobook of The War that Saved my Life. The girls find it very interesting.
I'm reading aloud Little Women.
For grown-up reading, a lady lent me the book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, so I am reading that.