MotherReader's Fourth Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge is just four days away! Two years ago, I attempted to participate with humorously disastrous results. Last year, something was going on where I couldn't participate, but this year, despite one gig (not two, as one got rescheduled) and the painter coming, I am going to take part in the book challenge. I don't know how much reading I'll get done, but I plan to read! I have a number of books stacking up and more that I hope will come in time. Here's a sample of what I have waiting for me:
The Lizard Cage, by Karen Connelly (borrowed from a friend 5 months ago)
Salt: A World History, by Mark Kurlansky
By These Ten Bones, by Clare Dunkle
School as a Journey: The Eight Year Odyssey, by Torin Finster
Colman, by Monica Furlong (bought when it was new)
Black Ants and Buddhists: Thinking Critically and Teaching Differently in the Primary Grades, by Mary Cowhey
Improving Your Storytelling: Beyond the Basics for All Who Tell Stories in Work or Play, by Doug Lipman
The Story Biz Handbook, by Dianne de Las Casas
I know, some of these books do not look like escapist pleasure-reading. They've been on my "to read" list for a long, long time. I need to read them. If I have some dedicated time in which to read them, then they will actually be of use to me.
I plan to do some rereading as well. Urn Burial, by Robert Westall, and The Princess and the Goblin, by George MacDonald, are in the stack.
What about you?