Final Round up for FFP 24hour Readathon and Preparation for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon happening NOW

This is my 6th and Final Round-up for the FFP 24 hour Readathon which started 9pm last night. So far, these are the books I read:

  1. Mirror by Jeannie Baker
  2. Window by Jeannie Baker
  3. Home by Jeannie Baker
  4. The Shrinking of Treehorn by Florence Parry Heide with Drawings by Edward Gorey
  5. Donald and the… by Edward Gorey and Peter F. Neumeyer
  6. 25 pages from The girl with the dragon tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  7. The Little Nightingale who can’t Sing by Angie Featherstone and illustrated by Stephanie Wong
  8. You can’t take a balloon into the Metropolitan Museum by Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman and Robin Preiss Glasser
  9. and my last book for the evening: Ethel & Ernest by Raymond Briggs

My heart broke as I was reading the last few pages of the book. So haunting and disturbing as only Briggs can manage.

Now for my plans for the Dewey 24-hour Readathon. First off, let me answer the few questions that Shesten from I heart Monster, our host for the first four hours have just posted here.

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  1. I am reading from my bedroom in my home here in Singapore. Listening to James Taylor as I type here in my blog. It’s now 8:35 pm in my watch.
  2. 3 Random Facts: I am a teacher educator. I call myself a celebrified geek. I am deeply into children’s literature and YA fiction.
  3. I have 21 books in my TBR pile as could be seen here. But since I also joined the FFP 24 hour readathon, where I have read 5 books from the original TBR pile(I also read some which are not on the list), I am aiming to finish 16 books until 8 pm tomorrow night.
  4. My goal for the next 4 hours is to read the following:

Meet My Yummy Books for this evening - my lovely companions for the night.

No advice since this is my first time. So do be kind and leave a few encouraging rah-rah lezzzzgodothis comments. Haha. I have my doubts whether I’d be able to keep this up for the whole evening. I also plan on doing some book reviews this evening to be scheduled for posting within the week for our Bimonthly theme this March-April: Wordless Picture Book Special “When Words are not Enough.” So it may distract me a little, yes, but I’d own the books even more through my reviews. =)

Good luck everyone!

2 Comments on Final Round up for FFP 24hour Readathon and Preparation for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon happening NOW

  1. Looks like a fun stack of books. I haven’t read Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but my mom said it starts slow but gets really good by the end. Happy read-a-thon!


    • myragarcesbacsal // April 10, 2011 at 12:02 am // Reply

      I hope it does get better somewhere in the end. I actually cheated. I’ve watched the English-dubbed film and I know a bit about what happens. Friends tell me though that the book differs markedly from the film. Hmmm… I guess I’d find out soon enough. Thanks for dropping by!


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