The Girl and I are ready for our third Read-a-Thon, and this time, Serena will be making her way to our house for the event. We try our hardest to stay focused on our books, but we also do a lot of chatting, which helps as the hours tick by. Dewey's Read-a-Thon will be held on Saturday, April 10, beginning at 8 a.m. in my neck of the woods.
So far, I haven't managed to stay up for the whole Read-a-Thon, and the amount of reading I accomplish during the events is pathetic (I finished one fairly short book during my first Read-a-Thon and read about 100 pages of one book during my second Read-a-Thon), but it's always great fun.
I've already pulled a few books off the shelf in preparation, but since the Read-a-Thon is still several days away, this list could change. I plan to focus on the Vietnam War Reading Challenge and hope to make a dent in the last few books in the Betsy-Tacy series. Here's my list:
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
Dien Cai Dau by Yusef Komunyakaa
Song of Napalm by Bruce Weigl
Betsy Was a Junior/Betsy and Joe by Maud Hart Lovelace
Betsy and the Great World/Betsy's Wedding by Maud Hart Lovelace
The Girl and I also agreed on a book to read together if we need a change of pace:
Behind Enemy Lines: True Stories of Amazing Courage by Bill Doyle
The Girl also set aside a stack of books, some of which she's already started and wants to finish:
Holes by Louis Sachar
The Witches by Roald Dahl
Bone: The Great Cow Race by Jeff Smith
The Prom Queen (Fear Street) by R.L. Stine
Santa Paws, Come Home by Nicholas Edwards
Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies From Outer Space (and the Subsequent Assault of the Equally Evil Lunchroom Zombie Nerds) by Dav Pilkey
Ambitious lists, we know, but we like to keep our options open.
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