How Many Books?!

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The concept of a book club has always been intriguing – it’s a chic thing to do, a fun social activity among friends or other groups. But I’ve never been able to commit. I don’t read very quickly, and if I’m not drawn to a story, or real life distracts me, I fail miserably. So that’s why I never said yes. Until now.

My youngest sister, Maia, asked us (Melissa, Michael, and I) if we were interested in participating in a Read-a-Thon (“Paloozathon”) she’s hosting from the 18th-31st, in celebrate of her and her best friend’s birthdays (August babies).

The goal is to read 8 books in that amount of time. Insert the popular gif of the guy blinking and doing a double take! That was a surefire way for me to not do this. I barely finish one book in two weeks.

Check out below for the criteria she gave… 

  1. Re-read a favorite book. 
  2. Read a book that’s been your “to-be-read” list the longest.
  3. Read a book with multiple points of view. 
  4. Read a book with a princess on it. 
  5. Read a book that was published the year you were born. 
  6. Read a book with a non-human main character. 
  7. Read a short classic (under 200 pages). 
  8. An own voices book (but you cannot identify with the character). 

Once I saw that Melissa and Michael said yes, I obliged. (Sibling peer pressure, I tell you.)  I’ll have to head back to the library, so I can dig in.  There are a few books that are in my possession that I haven’t touched, so maybe they qualify. I’ll probably re-read The Scarlet Pimpernel. (That’s one of my all-time favorites.) It’s another “Challenge yourself” moments. But I’m going to do my best to not think of this as a competition. So let’s do this thing.

Do you want to join in? Let me know.

Have you read any good books lately? Let me know; I’d love to add more titles to my Amazon and Goodreads list.


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  • Reply Angela

    I’ve been wanting to read Coraline for years and I just put it off because it’s a “kids book” so I’m definitely going to do this with you guys and hope I get the quota.

    August 8, 2017 at 2:41 pm
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