Saturday, June 08, 2013

Day Two-- Slow Start!

Obviously, Ninja Skills operate at a higher rate if one is not tired and reading 8 point font off a Nook! I also had slightly longer books today; it was good to start with shorter ones yesterday.

Starting at 6:00 a.m., I read:
Ruby, Lois. Rebel Spirits. Swoony, historical ghost romance.
Massey, David. Torn. Awesome story of a medic in Afghanistan.
Cervantes, Angela. Gaby, Lost and Found. Good middle grade realistic fiction combining pets and a mother who is deported back to Honduras.
Korman, Gordon. The Hypnotists: Book One. Is there ANYTHING this man can't write. Great stuff.

Spent a fair amount of time reading, but did not finish, the following:
Fisher, Sam. Scare Scape. Took forever to load thirty odd pages of descriptions of monsters, and once I got to the actual story I realized it was a bit young for my students.

Smith, Alexander Gordon. The Fury. Love the Lockdown series, and this started off well, but there were way too many characters and almost 700 pages. The readers who like Lockdown may not committ to 700 pages. I will check this out in print and see if I make better headway.

Voigt, Cynthia. Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things. Voigt's prose is beautiful, but after getting 100+ pages in, I realized that I couldn't think of a single student to recommend this to (oddly historical mystery), and that Voigt's books have all been gathering dust on the shelf, even Bad Girls.

That makes 21 hours and 24 books so far. Glad to see we had more people join last night!


  1. Anonymous3:06 PM EDT

    Looks to my like you are making great progress. I am joining in really last minute...totally missed the start up, but if I can count the last two hours of reading, I have until tomorrow night at 11:00 to do the challenge! Going to be great. Thanks for doing this!

  2. I love Cynthia Voigt. I'll take your recommendation even if your students won't! I can see how that might be though.
    21 hours and 24 books is awesome! I've had many distractions, like buying a new piano, but the little reading I've done has been wonderful :)

  3. Reading from my Nook is slowing me down. I knew it would, but it still confounds me. Why do I read slower on that?

  4. You are getting quite a bit of reading done!

    I have about 10 hours left in the challenge. Here is my first check-in: I think my original start recorded on my other blog Merely Day by Day. Sorry, for the confusion.