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Beginning The Black Axe

After picking up The Black Axe yesterday, the kids asked to start reading it together tonight in place of their normal reading session in their own beds.

Abby was so excited when I said, “Yes,” she ran and got the other two Mouse Guard books we have – just to have them near her.

I enjoy listening to my kids read. I really enjoy reading with them. And I love reading Mouse Guard books with them. When we read Mouse Guard, the kids usually select a mice or two to ‘read lines’ for. So, any time they have dialog, they’ll pipe up and read – despite difficult yet lovely lettering as well as rich vocabulary – with great enthusiasm and competence. Martha and I love to see and hear it. It feels like spectacle and probably adds a lot of wonder to what are already emotionally charged stories.

So, a heartfelt thank you, David Peterson, for amazing storytime adventures. – the Bishops

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Readernaut

I’m really digging the Readernaut webservice.

readernautI’ve been reading a lot recently and it’s been fun to track my progress, reflect a little on each book, and do a little planning ahead on my reading list. The user interface is fantastic. While it is currently in beta, it feels quite polished and that alone inspires me to use it. In all honesty, it’s most likely just a waste of time. Participating doesn’t really get anything done. But, it’s a great way to keep track of which nerdy Star Wars books you have left to read.

Go sign up and add me as a friend!