It’s here! Betty is reading The Doll People by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin. (“There are 256 pages in this book!”)
I’m on page 130 (out of 307) of An Egg on Three Sticks by Jackie Fischer. It’s a YA novel, and I thought I would be finished by today, but alas, that was not the case. As much as I like the idea of starting the Read-a-Thon with a brand new book, I will start by finishing this one.
(A side note: If you’re one of my friends or family who read this blog faithfully, you’re probably sick of hearing about this Read-a-Thon (or anything related to books or reading) by now. Admit it, you are. I’m not offended by your honesty. Just skip the posts this weekend and come back tomorrow.)
After seeing me arrange and rearrange, photograph and re-photograph piles of books all week long, I think The Dean has concluded I have lost my mind. Maybe I have, but I don’t care.
Here, then, is my final Read-a-Thon pile. (I feel like this photo should come with one of those warnings like on side mirrors of cars. OBJECTS IN MIRROR ARE LARGER THAN THEY APPEAR.)
It’s a crappy photo, I know, so here is the list of what I’ll be partaking in today, after I finish An Egg on Three Sticks.
Then it will be onto Parallel Play: Growing Up with Undiagnosed Aspergers, by Tim Page (197 pages). I went to renew this online at the library’s website, and wouldn’t you know, someone has requested it … and it’s due back today! To quote Homer Simpson … doh! I really want to read this, so I’ve bumped it up higher on the pile.
After that, it’s Do You Hear Me, Mr. Lincoln? by Judith Caseley, (256 pages) and Remember This by S.T. Underdahl, (288 pages). They’re both YA, too. And due back at the library today.
An Abundance of Katherines, by John Green (227 pages) is next.
Yesterday I received The Best of Philadelphia Stories, volume 2 (161 pages) for review from the publisher, so it was quickly added to the pile.
MomsToWork.com invited me to submit a guest post/review of Will Work From Home: Earn the Cash – Without the Commute (245 pages). I heard Tory Johnson, the author, speak at the Pennsylvania Governor’s Women’s Conference last month and of course had to stop by the bookstore on the way out. I’m so excited about this (the book and the guest blogging at MomsToWork).
And rounding out the pile, I have:
A Mercy, by Toni Morrison (167 pages)
Anything But Typical, by Nora Raleigh Baskin (195 pages)
Because I Am Furniture, by Thalia Chaltas (352 pages)
Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew, by Ellen Notbohm (109 pages)
Laura Rider’s Masterpiece, by Jane Hamilton (214 pages)
The School of Essential Ingredients, by Erica Bauermeister (240 pages)
So, if you’ll excuse me, I have 2,828 pages calling my name. And we’re off …