What My Children and I are Reading, Weekly Meme

The Well Read Child Blog is doing this as a weekly meme and it seems like a fun idea. I love seeing what everyone else is reading.
This week our read aloud is Misty of Chincoteague. We are on the last bit and will start something else tomorrow. Reading this book fits in well with our Pony Camp. We will probably move on to another Marguerite Henry book when Misty is finished. Maybe Sea Star.

Misty of Chincoteague is the story of Paul and Maureen Beebe, two children who live with their grandparents on Chincoteague. The book tells of their love affair with the Phantom, a wild mare who comes to the Pony Penning with a new born foal. It’s sweet, old fashioned and innocent. I love those qualities in this world full and angst and sarcasm. It’s also a pretty good read-aloud, something I struggle to find.

Martina is reading The Bobbsey Twins on a Houseboat. I have no idea what this book is about and feel no compulsion to preread Bobbsey Twins books. I know they are innocent and safe for a 7 year old to read. I’m sure there is some 1950’s style sexism and I don’t mind it at all. There are no cuss words and the kids have manners. Important stuff.
Travis is reading The Timaios by Plato. I cannot find an image of this tome online but it’s not too exciting to look at. It’s probably not too exciting to read either but it *is* dense, difficult and fascinating. Honestly, he is spending more time playing X-box than reading but he does read a bit every day and I am impressed enough by the subject matter to leave it go for now. It is July 4th weekend, after all.

About Bettina Colonna Essert

Illuminated Magdalene High Priestess and facilitator of empowerment and healing circles for girls and women, including a monthly Red Tent Temple. BA in English, minor in anthropology. Waldorf homeschool mom. Reiki master, cranial sacral therapist, herbalist, menstruvist, feminist, epicurian.
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2 Responses to What My Children and I are Reading, Weekly Meme

  1. What a vsried reading list! It's unfortunate that it's hard to find good reading for our kids that doesn't have cursing or sexual overtones!

  2. pussreboots says:

    There are lots and lots of books safe for kids to read. My post is here.

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