Doing the Dewey Read-a-Thon:
Off to the Races!
By Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez
Okay, I’m an hour-and-a-half late. The Dewey started at 8:00 a.m. and looky here: it’s already almost 10:00 a.m.! Yikes!
I’m not sure how successful I’ll be today in consideration I have two young ones:
A hyperactive eight-year-old who enjoys narrating the latest adventures of The Legend of the Dragon in detail and a two-year-old who will throw a panic attack if she doesn’t have her specific pink, fleece blanket in her arms.
And did I mention I have a really messy house with potentially five loads of laundry, three loads of dishes, and bathrooms that need a good sponge down?
Okay. Deep breath.
But, I’ve committed myself to reading. I love marathons!
(For those of you who don’t know, I used to be a long-distance runner, a girl on the Track & Field Team and the Cross Country Team—my ideal event, the 1500—though I also ran the 3000!)
So here’s a lovely pile of books I’d like to hide with today:
- The Rest Is Silence by Scott Fotheringham
- The Gathering by Kelly Armstrong
- Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook-Shin