Well that was a busy weekend… after weeks of being out of action we caught up with ourselves. The weather was glorious we got out and hiked… and we may need Monday to recover from the business of it all, before we actually start our week!!!
Lovely Links from This Week
- I am an avid follower of Design Mom’s Living with Kids and her recent post with Ann Farnsworth, a family with ten kids… there is nothing design about it, just comfort and joy and a must read!!!
- Krokotak never fails to provide some fun… here are some optical illusion spider webs!!!
- Mollie Makes… I could look at rooms all day… take a peak at her vintage look series… the bunting will get you if nothing else does!!!
- Have you seen The Kitchn’s 20 Lessons to Become a Better Baker? Fun times!!! and they have The Kitchn’s Cooking School, with plenty of the basics… and while you are there… the Kitchn Cure, love it!!!
- People without Electricity don’t get Eight Hours’ Sleep Either… on National Geographic. Fascinating Read!!!
- And I have always been a huge fan of Meet Me At Mikes and here she is on the Problogger: Finding Time to Write Books.
- If you aren’t following Moomookachoo’s Around the World in 80 Days… then get thee over there, you will love the Egyptian Code Cracker!!!
- A Blast From the Past:
- 2008: Se7en Gift Crafting Tips…
- 2009: Se7en Things You Forget About Newborns and Newborn Mums.
- 2010: Se7en Make a Field of Fabric Friends…
- 2011: Yuppie Chef’s Enkosi Cookathon – a Week of South African Recipes.
- 2012: Musical Appreciation for Kids… Books Online and Craftiness.
- 2013: Whatever Happened to Good Enough…
- 2014: Se7en + 1 Tips for Coping With the Busy Season…
And the se7en + 1th link:
Book of the Week
Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods by Rick Riordan, Published by Penguin Random House South Africa: A couple of weeks back we reviewed Percy Jackson and the Greek Heroes, and my kids loved it so much that they immediately asked if they could review the predecessor, Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods. These books really go together and of learning about the Greek Gods is part of your homeschooling experience, as it is ours, then these are the perfect books for middle schoolers to discover them themselves. We do read D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths every other year or so as a family as a read-a-loud, but these books are great for kids to read themselves. They are the stories of the Greek gods and you feel you are stepping into their world, the stories themselves are funny and memorable. The characters well created – nothing like well created characters to help you to remember who is who and where everyone fits in the large and intricate family tree. The narrator, Percy Jackson himself, is funny and for a middle schooler quite hilarious… a certain style of writing that covers over some of the wild and not so appropriate behaviour of the Gods… there are no explicit details, but some of those Greek gods did get up to mischief of more than one kind or another over, the story continues over anything untoward unabashedly. The style is writing is particularly appealing to middle schoolers/teens it is fast, very relatable to present day culture, it is easy to read and above all funny. The funniness really makes it a keeper and the kind of book that they seem to want to read again and again. We have only had this on the coffee table about two weeks and it is already looking totally worn out… which is a good sign. It is clearly a book that all our readers want to read.
We were given a copy of Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods by Penguin Random House South Africa for review purposes. We were not paid for our review, this is not a sponsored post and the opinions expressed are as usual our own.
That’s us… Hope your weekend was a fabulous one and we are so looking forward to another week of blogging with you!!!