**** 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)
I remember loving this book. The complexity of it is a good challenge for some readers. Looks like you’re on your 48 hour way, Katya.
I just spent (no joke) two minutes trying to figure out your capcha (and have no idea if I’m spelling that right…). 8 – ? = one. Jeez. I almost called my kid over to help. I’m sleepy…
Anyhow, the first book you mentioned sounds interesting. I’m going to look that up on Goodreads! :) Happy reading to you today!
Mmm, I adored When You Reach Me. What a great book to start with!
I loved this book too! Very impressed by how many hours you’ve been reading.
I MUCH prefer these numeric capchas….
I really liked both these books. My son enjoyed When You Reach Me when he was about eleven, although I still haven’t gotten him to read Wrinkle in Time. Have fun reading!
I booktalked “When You Reach Me” to an elementary school this week and it reminded me of how much I liked it and want to read it again. Almost made it part of my 48hbc, but decided that I really (really really) need to knock out some books that have been hanging around, unread.
I’m also alternating reading with recitals, errands, and apparently buying the costume for my daughter’s dance dress rehearsal.
Great book to start the challenge; I’m with you, I could see things coming but POW, it stll always hit me with a force! Keep up this great reading, I love the challenge!
Good grief, I left out some words. I meant for it to say “to start day two of the challenge….” Getting a little punchy here, perhaps?!