Saturday, October 20, 2018


It's a Saturday in late October, so you know what that means! It's read-a-thon time! The only time when people can't make me do stuff and go places because read-a-thoning is top priority! Here in Winnipeg, Manitoba, we have a 7:00 am start time, so I am groggy and not equipped for human contact! Bring on the reading!

Increasingly I find myself unprepared for the read-a-thon in terms of book choices! In particular, I'm concerned about the relative lack of graphic novels this time around. If I'm struggling in the hard hours I might have to scrounge up a graphic novel from my book shelves. But this is what I've got ready to go:
  • The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, vol. 2: Squirrel You Know It's True by Ryan North and Erica Henderson (120 pages)
  • The Explorers: The Door in the Alley by Adrienne Kress (304 pages)
  • The Wrong Number (Fear Street #5) by R.L. Stine (165 pages)
  • How I Broke Up with Ernie by R.L. Stine (136 pages)
  • The Separation (Animorphs #32) by K.A. Applegate (158 pages)
  • Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls (The Baby-Sitters Club #2) by Ann M. Martin (153 pages)
  • Tales of the Interlake by Carol Gardarsson (64 pages)
  • Shelf Life: Fantastic Stories Celebrating Bookstores edited by Greg Ketter (285 pages)
The total page count is 1385. That's more than my average page count, but less than the most I've ever read in a read-a-thon, so who knows? Of the books, 5 are typical novels (middle grade or YA), 2 are books of short stories, and 1 is a graphic novel.

Finally, here are my answers to the opening survey:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Winnipeg, Manitoba

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? The Explorers: The Door in the Alley. I hear good things!

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? I have Girl Guide cookies! Om nom nom.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I've been bingeing Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which I hadn't seen until a few months ago. I'm already almost done season 5. I am IN LOVE.

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? This is my 15th read-a-thon, not including the summer one (which I didn't do all 24 hours of). My last one was probably my best read-a-thon ever, so I won't be intentionally changing anything!!

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