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48-Hour Book Challenge: Finish Line!

I finished three more books within my 48 hours! Of course it helps that two of them were graphic novels, which make for quicker reading, but I couldn’t have done it without moral support from my cat.

my cheerleader

my cheerleader

So, in my last 4 hours, I read:

Uglies: Shay's Story

Uglies: Shay’s Story by Scott Westerfeld. It has been a few years since I read the other Uglies books. I really liked them, but what remains of them in my memory feels pretty much exactly like Shay’s Story? I don’t really remember the plot of the original books well enough for this to feel like an alternate take. I think it would be a more enjoyable read if I’d read it closer to the other books.

Level Up

Level Up by Gene Luen Yang. This was cool and weird and not really what I thought it would be?? What it is is a sad but hopeful look at families and destiny and duty? And Pac-Man.

Everybody Sees the AntsEverybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King. Ah, Jesus! I needed a cry break after this book. It was great, though. Very intense and heavy-hitting, but… an earned intensity. I also loved Please Ignore Vera Dietz. I think I might be the last YA librarian standing who hasn’t already read all of A.S. King’s books, but, uhh… really great, check it out if you haven’t already, now please pass the tissues.

48-Hour Book Challenge

Final Challenge Update:

Time spent reading/blogging: 22.5 hours
Pages read: 2141
Books finished: 8 completed books and 1 book fragment

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48-Hour Book Challenge: Whoaaa, we’re over halfway there

I’m back from my cousin’s wedding! By the numbers:

Audiobook discs listened to: 3

Crappy teen novels finished: 1

# of books remaining in the Pretty Little Liars series: 12?!

Probability that I am just going to read Wikipedia to find out who A is: 99.9%

# of different ways I’ve misspelled Sara Shepard’s name: I think 3?

# of cakes eaten: 1

caaaake

(technically there was still some cake left at the end of the reception, but I did not calculate the percentage remaining. so we’ll just round up to the nearest cake.)

On my way to and from the wedding, I listened to three more discs of What Happened to Goodbye. To be honest, I’m surprised there are four more left? Kinda feels like Sarah Dessen could wrap things up right about now… I suppose there must be a twist or two left. I’ll probably listen to some more of it tomorrow, though I’m not sure I’ll finish all of it within the 48-hours.

Flawless

Then I got home and finished Flawless, the second Pretty Little Liars book. Like I said about the first one–I definitely get why these fly off the shelves at the library. Very fast-paced and soooo many scandals and mysteries. I think I’m done with the series, though, at least for now. I have emotional whiplash from learning too many shocking secrets about these Rosewood girls. Also I kind of hate all of them. But mostly I hate their parents. Or maybe I hate society for making them all this way? Or Sara Shepard? Uh, who don’t I hate?
Cake. I don’t hate cake. Maybe I should read a cookbook next. I just know I’m not going to read Sweet Valley Confidential next–I’ve overdosed on mean girls.
Also I just went on Wikipedia to find out who A is. NOT SORRY.
Challenge Update:
Time spent reading/blogging: 13.25 hours
Time spent being unreasonably irritated with Sara Shepard: At least 2 hours
Pages read: 1125
Books finished: 3 completed books and 2 book fragments

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