Bookends: April 2016

April started out slow, but I managed to get a second wind thanks in part to Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon and the impromptu extension of the readathon I gave myself the following day. I ended up scrapping March’s SBC selection (The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford), but I finished April’s selection (Into the Go-Slow by Bridgett M. Davis) with nearly a week to spare, and I made progress on a couple of other books to boot. Not too shabby!

May’s another busy month with my mom visiting and my annual homeschool reports due and crazy busy stuff happening with some volunteer work I’m doing, but I’m hopeful I’ll sneak in a little bit of reading. I really need to find myself some audiobooks to listen to when I take my walks.

Here’s what I read during April:

Grown-ups’ Books:

Into the Go-Slow by Bridgett M. Davis

Kids’ Books:

The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White (audiobook, re-read)

Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper (audiobook, first in the Dark is Rising series)

The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (the paperback version)

Currently Reading:

  • The Histories by Herodotus (for my Cavalcade of Classics, as a never-ending read-aloud with my daughter)
  • Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman
  • SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard
  • The Last Days of Socrates by Plato (read-aloud with my daughter)
  • By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder (audiobook, re-re-read)

My To-Read List for May:

  • Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson (SBC May selection—Read along with us at our Goodreads Group!)
  • The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper (audiobook, second in the series)

My Long-Shot To-Read List for May:

  • Caesar’s Gallic War by Olivia Coolidge
  • The Odyssey of KP2 by Terrie M. Williams (at my daughter’s urging)
  • A Girl from Yamhill by Beverly Cleary

What have you enjoyed reading in the past month? What’s on your to-read list for May? If you blog your answer, please post a link in the comments (and/or link back to this post, if you’re so inclined).

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