I put down my last book almost exactly at my finishing time of 6:15, and hurried out into the garden to do some hard manual labor while it was still light...
I ended up reading for 18 hours, and blogging/visiting for 3 hours, for a total of 21-not as much as I would have liked, but there was so much to do after being in New York earlier this week...
Here's what I read:
Stonewords, by Pam Concord (look for a review this upcoming Timeslip Tuesday!)
A Confusion of Princes, by Garth Nix (which was fine sci fi fun--but the problem with having a character who lacks humanity for most of the book is that those of us who love character driven stories are challenged)
Heir Apparent, by Vivien Vande Velde (a fun twist on courtly fantasy)
The Dream Stealer, by Gregory Maguire (a Russian supernatural/fairy tale story, with Baba Yagga beautiful dominating every page on which she appears)
The Kidnapping of Edgaro Mortara, by David Kertzer (my review)
The Blue Cat of Castle Town, by Catherine C. Coblentz (my review)
The Great Wide Sea, by M.H. Herlong (my review)
Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses, by Ron Koertge (twisted fairy tales; review to come)
And a bit over half of Burn Mark, by Laura Powell (review to come Wednesday, d.v.).
Only eight and a half...still lots of books left on the wood stove (with wilting flowers, as promised).
But $18 for Reading is Fundamental, and lots of fun!!! Thanks so much, Mother Reader, and everyone who commented on my challenge posts!