Is that an echo I hear?
Well, I had good intentions to keep up something on my blog and, more importantly, in my actual real reading life. Alas, moving has taken up every bit of attention and energy I have this past month or so. And we’re still not through. Sigh. Oh, we’re through moving; the buyers of our previous home took up residence there this past Saturday. We’re still working on our new home, though. We’ll get there. It just takes time. 🙂
So–reading aloud? We did it with regularity up until a week (or a week and a half?) ago when we essentially moved in with my dear mother in law. Before that we had finished The Green Ember by S.D. Smith, but I didn’t have time to share my thoughts about it before I had to turn it back in at the library (late, of course). My girls LOVED it, especially Lulu, our resident fantasy lover. I wasn’t sure how well the anthropomorphized rabbits of the story would be received, but my girls took to them without batting an eye. They’re very eager to read The Black Star of Kingston, the just-released sequel to The Green Ember. I hope we can get to it soon!
We’re actually right in the middle of Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright, and I hope we’re all cozy our new home and able to finish it up sooner rather than later. I just adore Elizabeth Enright–she’s one of my absolute favorite children’s authors. This book is shaping up to be a good one. I also had a small stack of vintage picture books my boys and I enjoyed this month to share, but it came down to blogging or maintaining my sanity by returning the 40 or so library books roaming loose throughout our home among all the boxes, so I chose the latter. 🙂
I hope your June has been a great one for reading aloud! I’d love to hear all about it!