What better way to begin the new year than by reading a new book? This month on “Reading and Refreshments,” we have been reading Alexandra’s own recently published novel, My Home Grows, as a family. It is quite interesting how different a book can sound when it is read out loud, compared to how it sounds being read to yourself, even when you are the … Continue reading My Home Grows
This month we decided to highlight the “Little House” books on “Reading and Refreshments.” Laura Ingalls Wilder’s tales of frontier life are perfect stories for families to read out loud together: however, we chose to delve further into the extended “Little House” collection, and go back to the lifetime of Laura’s great-grandmother Martha Morse, who was the youngest daughter of a laird in the Scottish … Continue reading Down to the Bonny Glen
Our “Reading and Refreshments” choice for October is Michael Bond’s A Bear Called Paddington. It is the first volume of a long series of amusing tales that Bond wrote about this unpredictable bear and the Brown family that adopts him after his emigration from “Darkest Peru” to Great Britain. Paddington’s adventures provoke laughter from all ages, making them ideal for reading with the family. And … Continue reading A Bear Called Paddington
Welcome to the Sibling Writery’s first “Reading and Refreshments,” a monthly event dedicated to encouraging families to read out loud together. You see, in our family, we don’t only enjoy writing together; we love reading together as well. One of us picks out a book, and then the whole family gathers to listen. Usually we three siblings will take turns reading chapters—easier on the throat—unless … Continue reading Introducing Reading and Refreshments
All three of the Sibling Writery’s published novels–Bernadette: Princess Under Protest, My Home Grows, and The Freestyle Five of the Fairview Ice Arena–are availble now through Amazon.com. There you can use the “Look Inside!” feature to preview the stories before you buy them, write reviews after you have read them, and utilize all the rest of the helpful features Amazon provides. So have a look! Continue reading Also Available on Amazon!