The #AYearAThon middlegrade readathon is officially done (for my time zone, at least), and I had a pretty good week.
So on day one I finished 3 books and read 368 pages.
I decided to start Sabriel, which is part of Garth Nix's Old Kingdom Trilogy, on Tuesday, and I didn't finish it until Wednesday, it being the only book I read either of those two days. It was a reread for me, and I enjoyed it even more the second time than I did the first time. It added 282 pages to my total.
The rest of the week was pretty busy for me, so I tried to read one book a day after that.
Since I love Roald Dahl, I picked up Boy on Thursday and read all 176 pages in one sitting. If you enjoy Dahl's books, but you haven't read Boy or Flying Solo, I highly recommend them. They are collections of stories about his life, and they are just as entertaining as his fiction.
On Friday I read A Child Called It, by Dave Pelzer, which was 174 pages . I know that a lot of people really love this book, but I just didn't like it. The writing was so bad, and the message didn't go beyond the abuse. I know that there is a lot of controversy surrounding the validity of the book, but without even considering that, I just found the book poorly written. I think that there are a lot better books on child abuse that offer hope alongside truth.
On Sunday I didn't read a thing. I know. My nephew turned 9, so my husband and I had a sleepover with him, and we didn't go to sleep until 2 am, and then we had to wake up at 8:30 for church. Needless to say, my brain was just not up to reading any words.
So, I was able to read 7 books and a total of 1180 pages. I'm happy with that!
What did you read for this #AYearAThon? And what middlegrade books am I missing out on? Tell me in the comments.
Have a blessed day!