Ronan got a Kindle for his birthday and he loves it. I love the fact that both he and Avila will spend quiet time reading, (Avila has my old Kindle) often with Profiterole and Cecily on their laps (Prof and Ces are the guinea pigs).
I had bought some books for the kids Kindles and a friend gave Ronan some money towards more books.
He has read the first two books in Meriol Trevors Letzenstein Chronicles. With the money from J N P I’ve bought the third and fourth books in the series as he has requested.
He’s reading The Mitchells at the moment and says it’s good. I think I got it as a freebie some time ago.
She’s also read Five Children and It
We don’t have a book basket this week but Ronan was reading St Francis of Assisi which is a book I bought for Alex for his Confirmation as he took that name.
Also they’ve been reading Marguerite Makes a Book
I do love the fact that both Ronan and Avila love to read. I hope I can encourage them to read good stuff and so grow with their reading. I don’t buy into the idea that all books are good and all screens are bad. That simply isn’t true. Neither do I believe that all old books are good and modern ones are bad. If that were the case Charlotte Mason would not have needed to warn parents against exposing their children to “twaddle”. It is sad that perhaps we can say the newer versions of twaddle are more poisonous than the old versions, but I think as parents we have to be cautious in all the stuff we expose our children to.
There’s plenty of really good books out there, especially once the children have hit a stage where they can read fluently.
Heleyna is reading some of the Oxford Owl books as part of her reading.
She loves it when Avila reads Winnie the Pooh and from me she always chooses Sheepford and Oxley (bk 1) As Classical Academic Press are promising bilingual versions I will hang on before buying more.
The other books she’s had out a few times is Our Lady of Guadalupe pop up book. She and her friends seem to love it.
Ronan has been reading the beautifully illustrated Gregor Mendel; the Friar Who Grew Peas
I like the way the children are able to mix happily between ebooks and hardcopy.
Meanwhile I am a Kindle only reader these days. I’ve just finished re-reading Marcus Grodi’s first novel How Firm and Foundation and I’m on to his next one Pillar and Bulwark I have the first one in hard copy but I’ve rebought it for Kindle and don’t mind as I know a lot of Marcus’ work is supporting those who in coming Home to the Catholic Church have lost everything; job home and sometimes a big chunk of their family and friends.
And for lighter reading I’m reading the Odd Thomas books by Dean Koontz
I am also slowly pre-reading The Mystery of the Periodic Table with a view to planning some lessons around it.
Also reading A Father’s Tale by Michael O’Brien
Iona is reading some Raffles books (in hardcopy) but the link is for the free ebooks
The Deacon brought me Holy Communion yesterday, and we gor talking about the joy of books