Saturday, April 23, 2016

24 Hour Readathon Spring 2016: The First Twelve

Hour 10:
Hello again! How is your readathon going? 

I finished Birds of a Feather, and really enjoyed it. I've started Yes, Please although I may intersperse with some short stories from Simon Van Booy.

The kids are building a pillow port and husband is starting dinner (hooray!). What are you reading right now? 

Hour 6:
It's update time!
I finished French Milk, a graphic novel by Lucy Knisley. I have about 100 pages to go in Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs #2). Then it will be time to decide between short stories or Amy Poehler...

        Yes Please      Tales of Accidental Genius

It's about 2:30 p.m. here. I sent hubby and the kids to pick up lunch from the deli around the corner and now my mom and I are reading, the little girl is napping (I hope), the big boy is playing video games, and husband is on a Skype call for work. Keep on reading, kids!! 

Mini-challenge for Hour 2 (hosted at Readage)

My picks for childhood reads:
Amanda's First Day of School because it helped me be brave about school. 
Minnie Mouse's Sleepover because my mom got it for me and wrote a dedication in it. I still read it to my kids. 
Who's Who In the Bible because my beloved Great Grandma Grace bought it for me shortly before she passed away. I was seven. She believed that even small children could read big books, and so I did!
A Wrinkle in Time because Meg is one of my favorite heroines ever and I loved the imagination of Madeleine L'Engle!
Tuck Everlasting because I was in an advanced reading class at school, Our teacher challenged us, made us think, and showed us that it was cool to love reading!

                      Mrs. Mike (Mrs. Mike, #1)

My mom's picks: 
Mrs. Mike because it's Mrs. Mike. What more do I need to say?
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle because I loved the whimsy.
Little Swimmers  because I loved the colored pictures and I wanted to be Julie.
Mary Poppins because my mom read them to me.
Sleeping Beauty (Disney version) because I loved the three fairies.

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Good morning! We are coming to you from the (somewhat rainy) state of New Jersey!

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

I am excited to read the second Maisie Dobbs book. And Yes, Please. Really all of them!!

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

My mom is supposed to be showing up with donuts soon. Yum.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I'm terrible at writing about myself? I recently discovered I am an INFP and some things make a lot of sense. I love to sing and am hoping to get back to voice lessons and/or a show this year. 

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?

The thing I will do differently is read with my mom for the first time! Our schedules finally work to read together. 


  1. How fun to read with your mom!

  2. That must be so much fun to read with your mom! I'll have to try that one of these years. Happy reading!

  3. Have fun reading with your mom!