Read-a-thon: Middle of Hour 3

Whee! Just finished Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging, and enjoyed it immensely. Good job, Alison!

Up next is High Fidelity, because if there’s anything I’ve learned about books recommended by Mary, it’s that I will put off reading them as long as possible. Commence habit-changing!

Mini-challenge for Hour 2, from Miss Wisabus

“What were some of your favorite children’s books when you were younger? Do you have any new favorites now that you’re an adult? Have you included any children’s or YA titles in your Read-A-Thon stack this year? Leave a comment and share!”

The Phantom Tollbooth. Favorite book of ever. I also loved The Secret Garden when I was little, to the point where I owned three copies for some reason, but I couldn’t tell you what that book is about today except that I think there was something about “Mary, Mary, quite contrary.” I could be very wrong. And, of course, I was obsessed with the Babysitter’s Club books, like any self-respecting child of the ’80s.

Today’s read-a-thon stack has two kids’ books in it — Matilda, by Roald Dahl, and Harriet the Spy, by Louise Fitzhugh, both of which I’ve read and loved and need to read again. In YA, I have The Dead-Tossed Waves, by Carrie Ryan; Death Note Vol. 5, by Tsugumi Ohba; and of course Angus.

Hour 3’s challenge is to come up with six words to describe the read-a-thon, but I’ve not come up with anything great yet. Perhaps in another hour or so?

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7 thoughts on “Read-a-thon: Middle of Hour 3

  1. Laura Ansley says:

    Speaking of Roald Dahl, have you read “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More”? It's a collection of short-ish stories, and it's always been one of my Dahl favorites after Matilda. Also, his autobiographies (starting with Boy) are pretty good.

  2. Tracee says:

    I've never read The Phantom Tollbooth but looks like I will be adding it to my TBR pile. Glad to run across your site during this wonderful readathon!

  3. Lissa says:

    i am with you. i love the phantom tollbooth. i find it is as entertaining as an adult as it was as a child… =D

    ps i love those chairs! my mom has one, and i find it so hard to get out of… but that is ok, cause i could sit there forever 😉

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