48 HBC: Final Update

Last night I read:

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

The PS Brothers by Maribeth Boelts

I liked both of these books.

I started 13 Treasures and will finished but yawning caught up with me so I went to sleep.

Today I read Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai. Loved. This. Book.

Total Hours: 18 hours (joint reading and book activities)
Total Pages: 1143 pages
Total Books read : 6.75 books

I fell short of my goal. Reading was slow.  Unplanned projects needed my attention. One being that the weather is great and I have to get garden plants turned in.

If I read anymore before 8 PM I will correct the totals. UPDATE:  I started The Book of Elsewhere after planting the garden and read 117 pages.  The totals are now correct.

Happy 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.