24 in 48 Readathon Update

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.

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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.

Happy reading

Tribute To Elie Wiesel

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!

Happy reading.

Book Clubs

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.

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24 in 48 Readathon

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:

https://24in48.com/

Happy reading!

Halftime Favorite Books

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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.

  1. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  2. Landline by Rainbow Rowell
  3. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  4. Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
  5. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstren
  6. Modern Lovers by Emma Straub

I can’t wait to see what reads the rest of the year holds in store.

Happy reading!