#Readathon Updates

Hours 1-4: 8am -12pm  I started strong with 4 hours of almost steady reading (with a few breaks for twitter & texts) & a few cups of coffee (in my Powell's mug!).

During that time I finished An Absolutely Remarkable Truth by Hank Green (our October book club selection) & also read Positively Izzy by Terry Libenson.

An Absolutely Remarkable ThingAn Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow. Just wow.
& the ending?! 🤭

Positively IzzyPositively Izzy by Terri Libenson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wondering if readers will understand the ending...

Hour 5:  12pm I took a quick break to fix lunch (plain Ramen for the boy; fancy leftover Ramen with toppings for me) and snuck in 2 picture books while I ate!

The Boo-Boos That Changed the World: A True Story About an Accidental Invention (Really!)The Boo-Boos That Changed the World: A True Story About an Accidental Invention by Barry Wittenstein
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love this story! What a great story to share with students to inspire them to invent something as a solution to a problem.

Dear SubstituteDear Substitute by Audrey Vernick
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Such a cute story combined with the illustrations make it a beautiful, sweet book to share with students.

Hour 6:  1pm I took another break after lunch to visit an orchard down the road for some fall treats with the family (pumpkins, apples, apple dumplings, apple cider, peach slushies...)

Hour 7:  2pm  Read a bit outside (with my slushie), completed my first BINGO,  & started this blog entry!


Hour 8: 3pm  I stayed upstairs in my office reading chair & read Saga, volume 7.  I still have 2 more in this series to read.  There will be 10 total books.

Saga, Vol. 7 (Saga, #7)Saga, Vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

the series continues... & what an ending...

Hour 9:  4 pm  It just might be time for a nap.... but I still read my last picture book in the stack.

Olivia Goes to VeniceOlivia Goes to Venice by Ian Falconer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Really love the combination of the hand drawn illustrations with actual pictures from Venice.

Hour 10:  5 pm  I drove to pick up pizza for supper but was able to listen to the audio book I'm currently reading with my ears:  They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera.


Hour 11:  6 pm  Listened more to They Both Die at the End after supper

Hour 12:  7 pm  Took a reading break for a few chores.  Also unboxed my amazing first #ExclusivelyInclusive bookbox from BrainLair Books!
(Order yours here!)

Hour 13:  8 pm  Watched the 25th anniversary of Hocus Pocus (& reading during commercial breaks...)

Hour 14:  9 pm  Still watching Hocus Pocus but reading a bit of Jodi Picoult's A Spark of Light

Hour 15 - 24:  who am I kidding...  It was a great read-a-thon but I'm out!


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