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  1. I enjoyed this post. It was interesting to see what books your children picked as favorites! We’ve had really good sessions of read-aloud times and times where we’ve let it slide more. This inspires me to focus more on it and keep a list, too. The new year is a good time to start with new determination. I’m looking forward to seeing what we add to our list in the next year.

  2. I’m glad you liked Maggie Rose. 🙂 I really enjoyed Amos Fortune, as well.

    That’s a *fantastic* read-aloud list, Amy. So many good books! I love that you list each kid’s favorites.

    I’ve been terrible about reading aloud, but I did manage to finish A Tale of Two Cities with the boys this year, which was a major accomplishment. Otherwise, the boys mostly read (a lot) independently. I need to improve our read-aloud routine this coming year.

    • Amy

      Heidi,
      Thank you for visiting my blog! 🙂 I think reading Tale of Two Cities aloud IS an accomplishment, and nothing to sneeze at! This year I hope to read a few true-blue classics to my girls. We’ll see what I manage.

  3. I LOVE THIS POST. All of it. 🙂 And that’s all I can really think to say.

    We read only 12 chapter books a loud which I suppose is nothing shabby but as I look back I think that we could have done better. Maybe, like, 15 or something. But even if we’re only at 12 I think that’s better than 0. Thanks for the continued inspiration through the world of old school blogging. 😉 Some of us would be desperately sad if you stopped!

    • Amy

      Twelve is absolutely nothing to be ashmed of–that’s one a month! Plus, you’ve had some pretty big adventures this year. I’m actually wondering if I should scale back just a wee bit. 😉

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