Saturday, December 5, 2009

Read, Read, Read!!! For 24 Hours :)

So I started reading last night at 11 pm and will continue on till tonight at 11 pm. Sadly I fell asleep for about three hours (from four to seven) =/. At least there was a book in my hand and on my lap! The little nap, while unintentional, energized me and I'm ready to keep trying.

Here's my reading list for the day:

1. One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia (completed within the first hour since I was so close to the end when the read-a-thon started). My first time reading a book by Rita Williams Garcia, definitely not the last. There are too few books about the Black Panthers. Wonderful!

2. Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah-completed. Hysterical and poignant!

3. Now and Zen by Linda Gerber

4. Sacajawea by Joseph Bruchac

5. The Ring by Bobbie Pyron (off-color)

6. Chameleon by Charles R. Smith

7. Good Enough by Paula Yoo

8. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

9. Ash by Malinda Lo

10. Jumped by Rita Williams-Garcia

11. Blessing's Bead by Debby Dahl Edwardson

12. The God Box by Alex Sanchez

I'll add more books to the list as needed. By the way does anyone know if Magic-Misery by Peter Marino is about poc? I got it from the library, but I think the main protagonist is Italian.


  1. I'm impressed by your list!! Good luck today!!

  2. i need a nap already and i didn't nap at all during the last readathon. Keep up all that reading Ari!

  3. That's a huge list! Perfect Chemistry alone is about 400 pages (but a quick read). Magic and Misery is a very good book, but it's not about poc. The protagonist is Italian and her best friend is gay.

    I'm glad you finally found Jumped. I'm looking forward to your review.

  4. I'm impressed that you only needed 3 hours! I would have been out like a light for the rest of the night.

  5. @raych-it was so difficult not to fall asleep, but I'm determined!

    @bethany-thanks :D

    @Lyn-yup my mom ordered Jumped for me and I'm determined to finish it today which I probably will since it's a short read. Ok I may or not read Magic and Misery. I'll see.

    @Browngirl-thanks and good luck to you too!

    @Tiff-Thank you, keep it up =)

  6. Magic and Misery is really good. Ari, you should know by now never to sleep on a Lyn Miller-Lachmann rec.

    The Ring is great as well, and there are characters of color

    Read on, Ari Read on.


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