Oh my word — it is FINALLY here! Can I share my book nerdiness with you and let you know that I have truly been counting down the days to this read-athon? I actually organized my lesson plans so that I would have no grading or planning to do this weekend so that I could fully concentrate on reading for a minimum of 12 hours over the course of the next two days (maybe even more!)
Of course my reading list has changed since my original one posted here. I knew that would happen. Right now I am very excited about this novel idea that I plan to write over the summer and I want to try to read published novels that are similar. The YA novels up for grabs include:
- From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler by E. L. Konisburg
- Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
- Chasing Vermeer by Blue Baillett
- The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Of course, a fine selection of books is not a problem. So if my fickle mind decides to go in another direction, I will have no problem adapting to that whim.
This message was pre-recorded and scheduled to post at the starting time of 6:00AM Central Daylight Time. At this point I should have been up for about 30 minutes, had a cup of coffee, and begun the first leg of reading for this event. I will plan to post again later this morning.
I hope all of you who are participating a glorious read-athon adventure; and for those who are unable to join us this go-around, I hope you are enjoying some lovely spring weather!