And I’m done!!! It was a busy weekend, crammed with a wedding all day yesterday, visiting the in-laws, food shopping, taking the dogs for a run/hike, and watching the Tony Awards. But I did it! I made my goal and got back into the groove of reading. Plus, I am about to make a $30 donation to RIF. :)
Time spent reading:
12 hours, 18 minutes
Time spent blogging/tweeting/encouraging others/catching up on the challenge:
Total time: 13 hours and 58 minutes
Capture the Flag– Fantastic MG mystery. I loved it!
One for the Murphys– Get your tissues ready. Loved the connection to Wicked.
The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo– A Christmas gift from my baby sister, which came highly recommended.
Salvage the Bones: A Novel– I am too much of a dog lover to be able to enjoy this book. I appreciate that it is well-written, but it left me feeling sick to my stomach. Warning: excessive focus on dog fighting.
Sudden Flash Youth: 65 Short-Short Stories (Karen and Michael Braziller Books)– Looking forward to using this with my freshman next year. Some of the stories are really powerful!
Mangaman– A student recommendation. Not my favorite, but enjoyable. I’m not a graphic novel reader, yet.
Trafficked– So, so good. I love watching Law & Order: SVU, and this read like an episode of the show.
The Polar Bear Scientists (Scientists in the Field Series)– I love this series so, so, so very much.
I also got halfway through the e-galley of Rebecca Stead’s upcoming Liar & Spy. It was my “squeeze in some reading” book, because I try to avoid reading on my iphone unless I have to. But it’s so worth it!