Friday, December 16, 2011

Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

We finished Huckleberry Finn yesterday. We read the last five or six chapters  . . . laughing and giggling the entire time!  All five of my "pumpkins" said they liked the book, but that Tom Sawyer was better.

Hmm... I wonder if Tom Sawyer is better or if our reading patterns for each book influenced their ratings.
When Brent and I watched the first four seasons (in the space of two weeks)  of Lost we really liked it. Then when we had to wait a week between each episode, we lost interest. We decided to wait until the series was finished, and then watch it ... we still have not finished it, though!

We were VERY consistent reading Tom Sawyer every day at lunchtime, and we've been reading Huck Finn sporadically over several months (at least once per week . . . ). So I can't decide. Both are good books, and I'm glad we read them.

Our next lunch time History Read Aloud is going to be The Boy Knight, A Tale of the Crusades by G. A. Henty. We are studying Medieval history with our home school co op, and this will be a perfect  fit. G. A. Henty books are historically accurate (for the most part) and full of adventure. I think it will be great fun!

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