This past weekend I participated in the 24 in 48 readathon. Basically you try to read 24 hours out of 48 hours. There were giveaways on the Litsy app too. Here were the books I picked out for the weekend.
In reality I got through two books: The BFG by Roald Dahl and Night by Elie Wiesel. I also did not make it to 24 hours I only made it 8 hours.
I learned to start earlier. And maybe throw some audio in the mix. Overall I enjoyed my weekend. I am excited about January.
Less than a month ago one of my heroes died. Elie Wiesel was a Holocaust survivor, activist, and author. He wrote many novels his most famous is most likely the autobiographical piece Night.
I am sad to say that I have only read one of his books: Night. Don’t worry I have added several of his others to my list. That being said Night changed my life.
I was in sixth grade when I first learned about the Holocaust. I instantly became obsessed I was so amazed humans were capable of something so awful. My class was reading Lios Lowry’s Numbering the Stars. I sped through it and anxious to read more. My school librarian gave me Night. I devoured it.
Mr. Wiesel was a instant hero of mine. Amazing human. I have always hoped to be half the human being he was. Night changed my life. Reading a first hand account of the Holocaust and how Elie was still a decent person made me know that no matter what happened to me I would and could still be a decent person.
Do you have any books that changed your life in a significant way? Tell me about them!
I am an avid reader. But sadly I don’t have a lot friends to share my love of reading with. I want to remedy that with a book club.
I love the idea of book clubs. Have my entire life. I joined my first book club in high school. The school library hosted it during lunch hour. I loved it. When I first moved to the town I live in now I joined the book club at the public library but they meet in the mornings so when I started college I had to quit the book club. Last year I tried to set up a book club it fizzled out.
Now I am thinking of starting another one. Am I crazy? probably but I love the idea of reading a book then discussing it with others. My dream book club would be where we take turns picking the books. People actually participating. Lifelong friendships form.
July 23-24th is the summer edition of the 24 in 48 readathon. What is that? You ask. Well it is just a weekend where you commit to read 24 hours out of 48 hours. If you sign up (the link is at the end of this post) there is a chance to win prizes. You also post updates on your social media. I will be updating on Twitter and doing a post afterwards on here. This will be my first readathon. I wanted to take part in January but the semester had already started. I plan to do six two hour segments on Saturday and then again on Sunday. I am still unsure of what I will read. Will you take part too? Here is the link:
Hello! I can’t believe 2016 is half over already. It sure has gone by fast. It has been a great year for reading for me. Here are my favorite reads of 2016 thus far.
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Landline by Rainbow Rowell
- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
- Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstren
- Modern Lovers by Emma Straub
I can’t wait to see what reads the rest of the year holds in store.