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.
Total Hours: 3 hours (joint reading and book activities)
Total Pages: 181 pages
Total Books read: 1 book
Off to read.
Hope you can hit your goal, Jone! Mine is 20 hours, but I’m a chronic setter of low targets that I then blow away, so we’ll see… (Not sure what that says about me, but anyway…)
Scumble is on my stack to read this weekend. What did you think?
I read As Simple As It Seems a few weeks back and felt . . . mmm . . . underwhelmed? But I can’t quite work out if it’s because I’m not the right audience or it was just sort of underdone. I suspect more of the former.
I was disappointed. Such a serious topic and felt it was underdone as well. This surprised me.
Ah, so not just me.