22 October 2011
Readathon: Hour Five Update
HOUR FOUR MINI CHALLENGE
I entered in the comments here, but I'm pasting my post below as well. For this challenge we had to name three books that did a great job with setting (I'm oversimplifying a bit)....
Ten Thousand Saints was an excellent representation of both New York City (especially St. Marks and Alphabet city) and the time period (1987).
The Stephanie Plum books definitely feel like Jersey (where I grew up... it is just as over the top as it is portrayed... which explains a lot about me).
The Eternal Ones did an amazing job of portraying life in small town Tennessee.
HOUR FIVE MINI CHALLENGE
Tami and Dave asked about how you love to share books. Again, I entered in the comments and this is my response:
I love sharing books with my nephew. When he was about 3 or 4 we would read Where the Wild Things Are and act out the scenes, especially howling at the moon and the wild rumpus. Now that he's six, I set him up with paper and colored pencils and he makes a book of his own while I read to him Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. I'm forever talking about books to everyone, but he's the one I love sharing books with most.
And I just realized I didn't leave my e-mail on either entry. Oh well. Back to reading for me. No more snacks.