An excellent foreword
WE DID IT!! 🎉🎉🎉 #24in48 is over, and I'm so proud that I managed to read a wee bit over 24 hours!! These are the things I read, plus the one I started. And now, it's time for sleeps 😴
I'm mad at myself for not reading this years ago. A very important and meaningful book that delves into the life and loves of Janie Crawford, a black woman in the 30s who longed to be her own person. This is one I'll be thinking about for a long time.
I absolutely loved this book! It's middle grade, but all ages should read and appreciate it's message of acceptance, kindness, and love for the natural world around us. The illustration are delightful, and I laughed out loud several times over the unexpectedly funny and adorable dialogue.
Switching gears for a bit
My 3rd read of 2017, and the first book completed for the #AtoZchallenge 🙌🏻
A truly amazing and beautiful book about the wonder, mystery, and majesty of solar eclipses. Highly recommended! Brush up on your science before the solar eclipse in August!
You know those books that make your heart race? That make you tear up with the beauty of the words on the page and the images they invoke? That cause you to suffer emotional trauma at the hands of a hardcover (in a good way)? This, my friends, is one of those books. Thank you Lily Brooks-Dalton for writing such a lovely book. I'm so happy I kicked off my 2017 reading with this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Holy (Merri)cats, this was great!! I am so disturbed, and I mean that as a compliment
I don't know why, but I completely lost it when I got to this page (1,000,000 BCE). Tears everywhere! I can't explain it. Maybe because it's so barren; maybe because so very long ago none of us - none of this - were here. It's quite a thing to try to comprehend. Anyway, this graphic novel is super rad. Snapshots of a single corner of a room, of a same space, over thousands of years. I'll be flipping through this many times, I already know it.
That was a wild ride from start to finish! Was it kinda fan-fictiony? Yes. Did I enjoy every second of it? You bet your Granger-Weasley ass! Ron was spot-on (never change, Ron) and Scorpius Malfoy is one of my top faves in all of HP. This wasn't a perfect story, but I thought it stayed true to the core of HP: love, family, & friends will save you. I would give a limb to see this on stage, esp. the magic bits...HOW?! How is it accomplished?!?!
A fascinating look into life as an astronaut, and lots of insightful advice on how to live a good life here on Earth. I want Chris Hadfield to be my best friend
Whoooooo victory lap!! While I may not have reached a full 24 hours of reading, I'm still super stoked about how much I read! Most of all, I had a lot of fun checking out everyone's reading, entering contests, and generally having a great bookish weekend 😊
Took a break from reading to go see Star Trek Beyond (two thumbs up!) and now I'm feeling spacey! Going to read this for a little bit
Made it to the halfway mark! Ended on a high note (opera puns for the win!) by starting The Queen of the Night, which I already love with the intensity of a thousand burning suns. Time to catch some Z's before starting fresh in the morning for another day of reading!
To inspire me while I participate in the #24in48 Readathon, I made sure to situate my reading corner near plenty of books! Directly in front of me are my large windows, which let me see the lovely day outside but avoid the 100+ degree heat! Khaleesi loves when I stay home all day, as that means more pets for her ❤️
Ready to kick off #24in48 in 15 minutes!! After a busy two weeks of work, I'm excited to spend the weekend with a nice big pile of books