In the midst of May madness (end of school year tasks, prepping for summer activities, welcoming our new college grad back home), I took a quick peek at my Facebook feed and saw the American Library Association's #Readathon2016 challenge.
For once, I decided that my reading pile took precedence over my to-do list. I gathered my pile of books--some I needed to finish, others I hadn't started yet--found my one-hour timer....and started a load of laundry.
Then I plopped into a chair, started the timer (restarted it three more times), and finished/ read three of the books on my pile, and got 120 pages farther into a fourth!
Love Wins by Rob Bell was suggested by a pastor friend. Thought provoking religious material on the subjects of heaven, hell, and redemption; I'm going to recommend this book to my friends, because I'd like to discuss Bell's perspective. It's only 224 pages, but took me a few sittings because I had to think and process along the way.
Lawn Boy and Lawn Boy Returns by Gary Paulsen are from my library shelves. Recommended by a substitute on my campus, I decided I needed some light, fun reading. They are short books, too--I read each in about an hour, and learned a bit about economics in the process. Paulsen makes the possibility of a kid becoming rich from a lawn-mowing business almost plausible.
Alas, I still haven't finished The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart. I was pleased with my progress, though, and plan to finish it this week.
I did finish five loads of laundry in between timer resets.
The other three books? They'll be at the top of my summer reading pile!
Happy reading this Monday!