|Julia Roberts from Eat, Pray, Love|
Yesterday was a day engrossed in a reading challenge. For 24 hours, I committed to read. While I didn't read the entire 24 hours, I did make sure I stuck to the task for most of it. This is the way the day went.
6 a.m. Up and reading Leaving Gee's Bend. (Great book for Intermediate School Girls) I only had a little I wanted to reread, but this is one of my all-time favorite books.
9 a.m. The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Didn't Have To. (Great book for high school aged boys) I loved this book. I like the depth of friendship between the two main characters, but I was a bit disappointed in the shallowness of the secondary characters. Of course, from a teenage boy point-of-view maybe all secondary characters are shallow. Interesting storyline about people and differences.
11 a.m. Reading Break, Grocery store (Kids gotta eat)
1 p.m. Listening to book on Kindle (I adore the read to me option on Kindle, just wish it sounded more live and less computerish)
2:30 p.m. Reading on Kindle while getting Pedicure. (gotta have pretty pigs)
4 p.m. Walking along Egret Bay with John. (A girl needs to keep in shape doesn't she) Just one mile, but it was a good quality mile!!
5 p.m. Girl In Translation - Wow great book. I adore when an author creates such deep characters. The main character, a young girl who immigrates from Hong Kong to live in the slums of Brooklyn, spends her days in honor classes and her nights in a sweatshop. The story line is exceptional, but the characterization is what keeps you reading. Great book for intermediate school students.
9:45 p.m. Room - I didn't finish this in the 24 hours of reading time frame because I was just exhausted, but this is a must read. Imagine being kept prisoner in a room, raising your child there with you and trying to make his life as normal as possible. (Amazing) I woke up early on Sunday to finish it. This is a must read.
After a Sunday morning filled with baking and my son's soccer game at noon, I'm hoping for some quality boat time tonight.
Sunday Funnies: (For my math teacher friends)
Enjoy your Sunday!