UPDATE TIME!!!! Yup, I’m still reading. I have taken two or three mini 15 minute breaks, still at a good pace, though.  I am about half way through with my second book, Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets. I decided to put The Vigilante Poets aside after 20 or so pages for a little bit. I left the character stuck in a locker watching a High School Art competition scene being shot. It was corny. Really corny. So, now I am reading a good book about a Junior in High School who struggles with anxiety and depression, quotes Walt Whitman like no tomorrow, has a bird for a therapist, and is trying to figure out why his sister was kicked out. It may sound sad, but it’s hysterical. I love it. It is quick to get into and only around 200 pages. Next book, hopefully, will be longer.

 

I participated in another challenge called Best of Your Reading Year hosted by Lisa at Lisa’s World of Books. You get to choose three categories of best of. For my best ofs, I chose Best YA book  as a toss up between Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira and The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton. They were both amazing, knock-out debuts. Best Main character would be Laurel from Love Letters to the Dead. Best supporting character would be a demon gargoyle in the Ruby Red Trilogy by Kerstin Gier. I finally finished the series, listening to Emerald Green on audio a couple of weeks ago. I can never spell his name, but he is hysterical. He made the two later books worth reading. I absolutely adored him.  

Also, another challenge for hour 11 in which we list which edition our book that we are reading is. Kind of fun. Mine is an e-book so it was hard to find and decipher. I think I did it, though!

 

Time Reading: 6 or 7 hours

Number of Pages Read: Around 250. Go me!

Where have I gone: to the couch, of course! 🙂

 

Quote I like so far: by default is by Whitman:

I celebrate myself, and sing myself,

And what I assume you shall assume

For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you

 

Happy reading and good luck. See you folks in a couple of hours!

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