Sunday, March 13, 2011

It seems like forever since I had a lazy Sunday.  After lunch today, I snuck upstairs to soak in the tub and read a new book that just arrived from the library.

Right now, the kids are reading Victory on the Wall which is a historical novel about Nehemiah and the rebuilding of the Jerusalem wall.

  The next book on their list to read is God King which is another historical novel centered around the reign of King Hezekiah and the attempt of the Assyrians to take over Judah.

Generally I like to read the books before the kids do just so that I can discuss them with them, so I started reading God King today.  I am debating on reading it out loud to everyone. Bonnie is a voracious reader but Brian and Bryce are not.  Bryce still struggles and Brian has no desire to spend his time reading.  So far the book is pretty interesting.  My one concern is making the time each day to read out loud. Maybe lunch time would work best.  hmmm

I like these historical novels because they bring history to life in an enjoyable way.   


  1. We used to do read-alouds as bedtime stories. It was nice. All the kids and I would curl up on the couches and spend 1/2 hour or so reading/listening. That makes it seem less like school and more like a special treat.

  2. We used to do that, but with Awana, wrestling, and youth group our nights are getting later and later. I think, though, that would be a great way to regroup everyone and help them settle in for the night.