My first two books of the 48 hours--One Crazy Summer and Midnight Blue

I just spent two hours and ten minutes reading two very fine books.

One Crazy Summer, by Rita Williams-Garcia (2010) has probably already been read by many of you, so I won't say much about it, other than that I Loved it, it's one of the best books about sisters I've read, it's great history, and I just loved Delphine's narrative voice so much! I knew I would love it when she described her mother as "mammal birth giver" on page 14. Which might seem odd, but it tickled me. Thank you, very much, Harper Collins representative who gave it to me at BEA! I'll try to find it a good library home.

The other book I read has probably been sitting on TBR shelf 1 for three years now...judging by the dust. Sigh. Midnight Blue, by Pauline Fisk (2005), is a British fantasy type book of the sort that involves standing stones, things sliding between the cracks of what is real (as well as travel to an alternate version of "reality", ie, not to a fantasy land), and a plot that was more than a bit creepily, magically exciting. I will be looking out for more of her books, just as soon as I read the next 149 in my tbr pile (note: this number includes the ARCs that are not pictured in my Picture of Doom).

Stats: reading--2 hours and 10 minutes blogging--18 minutes feeding children, self, and chickens, etc--22 minutes


  1. Congrats! I'm very happy with my first two books too. The third didn't work out, but c'est la vie.

  2. I loved One Crazy Summer, too! Keep up the great work!

  3. Go you! I think I had Midnight Blue on my list for years, but couldn't find it anywhere so finally weeded it. Maybe I'll give it another go.

  4. Ohhh!!! I just found One Crazy Summer too, I can't wait to read it. I'm from Oakland, so it especially interests me because it's all about the black panthers + Oakland, etc...

  5. Always loved One Crazy Summer.

    Am amazed by your discipline.

  6. Um, I think my lack of discipline, in letting the books pile up this way,is rather more evident! But thanks anyway, Beth!


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