**** 7:45 AM Update — 2.25 hrs today, 14 hrs total****
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (2.5 hrs reading, 208 pgs, 15 mins reviewing)
What I really loved about this book is how beautifully all of the plot lines intersected and then fell into place like puzzle pieces, slowly revealing the whole picture. I guessed where this book was going pretty early on but still enjoyed the exposition. The dramatic moments still packed an emotional punch even when I saw them coming.
Gearbox (11, dyslexic) loved Signal… if he can get past the slow start of this book I think he will really enjoy it.
**** 4pm Update — +6 hrs, 20 hours total ****
Small Gods by Sir Terry Pratchett (5 hours reading, 384 pages, 45 min social, 15 mins reviewing)
I enjoyed this book… but I don’t think it is my favorite Discworld book. I think I am going to have to sleep on this one and maybe even re-read before I can review it.
I had to take two mid-day breaks. Once to take my son to buy a shirt for the wedding we are going to next weekend and another to watch the men’s gymnastics championships with him.
**** Evening +4 hrs****
The Amulet of Samarkand (Book on tape, .75 hour)
The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen (3 hours, in progress)
**** Sunday, 7am ****
The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen (+1.75 hours, 352 pages)