This is the official place to link all of your reviews. If you need all the details about the Read Together mission, click the picture above to see the main post.
Each time you discuss a book that you've read with your child(ren), write a post either reviewing the book, or sharing something you discussed or learned with your child(ren) through the process. My first post follows as an example.
Then, link the post here by August 26. Link directly to the post, and include the name of the book in parenthesis, so that people can browse if they'd like. For example: Jennifer (Ella Enchanted and Nancy Drew).
On August 27, I will post the winners of the prizes. Multiple posts (of chapter books) do qualify you for multiple entries into the drawing.
Amanda and I are still plugging along on our read-aloud of Nancy Drew. Having VBS in the evenings this week has slowed us down. Also, this does not really fit my criteria for a good book to read aloud, which is namely short and a story that moves pretty quickly. But she specifically wanted me to read my first Nancy Drew, so I am. I have been very impressed that she has already read through so many of these, because the vocabulary is very advanced. Her contextual reading skills have always been good, so I guess it doesn't slow her down. We have stopped and discussed certain words as we are reading aloud, so it's offered me good insight into her vocabulary level.
However, we did both read Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine. I read it first, and then she read it. It was a well-crafted story, and appealed to Amanda because of the suspense, I think. The last part of the book was really a page-turner, because I wanted to see how Ella would fare. Also, as the Cinderella link became more and more obvious, it made me marvel at the author's ingenuity. I tried to use some of the "deconstructing" techniques from this book. We discussed themes a bit, but I think that I might use one of the books that serves as a detailed example in the book so that I get a little help until I am a bit more comfortable with the process.
It's that simple. So if you've already completed a book, go ahead and link up now if you'd like.