By Elizabeth Wroten
On 08, Jun 2013 | In Redux | By Elizabeth Wroten
So the 48-Hour Book Challenge weekend is here and I am ready to kick off my summer reading. It’s even over a 100 degrees in honor of summer making me want to just lie on the couch inert. My goal for the challenge is not to spend as much of the 48 hours reading as that would be frustratingly impossible, but to get through a couple books. Sometimes all I need is a bit of a deadline to get through stuff. 🙂 First up is finishing the current book I’m reading, Akata Witch. I would then like to follow that up with Drowned Cities. And if there’s time I’ll move on to It’s Kind of a Funny Story. Wish me luck, we’ll see how it goes. I still have a toddler to care for, grocery shopping to do, and a tub that won’t scrub itself. Maybe next year I can really get into the challenge by having my mom babysit all weekend!
By Elizabeth Wroten
On 31, May 2013 | In Redux | By Elizabeth Wroten
Okay, I’m like most (all?) librarians in that I have approximately a million books on my TBR pile give or take a few hundred thousand. With summer is nearly upon us I’ve decided to use my blog to hold myself accountable for tackling one of my (many) TBR lists.
I’ve pared my YA To Read list down to a reasonable and manageable length and I’m hoping to work my way through the titles over June, July and August. You can see the list here:
my 2013-summer-reading shelf:
You may or may not (probably not) have noticed I tend to post reviews on Wednesdays, but this summer I’m going to shift my blogging to focus primarily on my reviews.* It’s only a temporary thing to force me into really reading this summer and play catch up (you’ll notice a few older titles on my list).
To kick off my summer reading I’m going to participate in the 48 Hour Book Challenge. At least to the degree that I am able with a 21 month old toddler. 🙂 It’s not about winning or tracking my reading so much as it’s an excuse to really get going. And I do love to binge read. I have to admit, I will probably start earlier than the 48HBC actually starts, but I can also use the date as a timeline for checking books out of the library, which is where I get 99% of the YA I read.
*I just wanted to make a little note about my reviews. I know they aren’t long and may not really constitute reviews. My purpose, for the time being, in reading YA is to both broaden my base of literature that I can draw on for readers advisory and to be steeped in the YA lit culture. I like sharing my feelings about the books I’ve read, but don’t feel like I have enough of a foundation to start recommending lots of read alike titles or major thoughts about themes. I hope to one day, but just don’t feel like I can now. I do love to turn to several other blogs in my blogroll for that kind of analysis, such as Stacked Books and Forever Young Adult.