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Last Update for the Evening for FFP Readathon (beautyrest first)

Much as I would like to pull an all-nighter, I don’t think it’s humanly feasible since I woke up at an ungodly hour of 6 am this morning and will do so again tomorrow for my daughter’s swimming lessons. And so I turn in for the night and update you all again of my reading progress tomorrow until 9pm. So far, from the last time I have posted my initial 100-minute update here, I was able to finish two more books. An illustrated YA fiction by Florence Parry Heide as illustrated by Edward Gorey, entitled “The Shrinking of Treehorn.” I discovered this book through Suzy Lee’s recommendation in our Behind the Books feature where she shared that this just happens to be one of her favorite books when she was a kid. It’s good I was able to find the book in our community library. I also finished reading “Donald and the…” also by Edward Gorey and Peter F. Neumeyer. Very gothic and Addams Family-ish. So beautiful to know these children’s book authors. To get an update on what is going on with the FFP Readathon, visit this site or better yet their Facebook page where they share short updates about what’s going on and who’s around Libreria. Have fun, guys!

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

2 comments on “Last Update for the Evening for FFP Readathon (beautyrest first)

  1. Woo! Edward Gorey! I wanted to read him, but the only unread Edward Gorey I had was a Christmas story 🙂

    It’s 2:42 and a bunch of us are still reading… See you tomorrow!

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  2. Pingback: Mawnin’ Readathoners – Update Number 3 – 12 hours into the Readathon |

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