48HRC: Update

Here it is eight hours later from my last post.  Reading is slow, mainly because I managed to fall off into a nap and my dog, Buster was interrupting me to find is ball from under the couch and coffee table

Total Hours: 12 hours (joint reading and book activities)
Total Pages: 546 pages
Total Books read: 3 books

Tonight’s goal is reading two more books read at least and start on a sixth book.

I read two books on the readers’ choice awards list: Theodore Boone because it’s on the list. Thought ending was abrupt. I am not sure how my fourth and fifth graders will like it.

I also read Masters of Disaster by Gary Paulsen.  Think some  boys will enjoy it.

Next up:

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park (on of my favorite authors)

The PS Brothers by Maribeth Boelts

13 Treasures by Michelle Harrison

Back to Reading.


48 Hours of Reading

It’s the seventh annual 48 Hours of Reading Extravaganza developed by Pam of Mother Reader.  I remember the first year, it was gloriously sunny and I planted myself in the backyard to read.  I really haven’t had another weekend like that since our weather in the Pacific Northwest is fickled.

Last year’s stats:

Total Hours: 19.5 hours (joint reading and book activities)
Total Pages: 1373 pages
Total Books read: 7 books

This year’s goal:

Total Hours: 25 hours (joint reading and book activities)
Total Pages: 2000 pages
Total Books read: 10 books

I always use this weekend to read books for our to reader award lists I promote in the upcoming school year; the WA Sasquatch and YRCA. And there’s something about fickled-showery weather that makes it an easy time to read.

Last night I listened to Scumble by Ingrid Law on my way home.  We had dinner plans with friends and then to an opening of an art show by the daughter of a friend.  Upon returning home, I read As Simple as it Seems (which isn’t an award book but intrigued me by Sarah weeks.

So far:

Total Hours: 3 hours (joint reading and book activities)
Total Pages: 181 pages
Total Books read: 1 book

Off to read.