Saturday, June 17, 2006

The Magical Mystery Tour--End of the Line

I finished my seventh book for The 48 Hour Book Challenge around 5:45 this afternoon. At which point, I had run out of magical realism books to read.

I have a couple of kids/YA books that have been kicking around the house for years waiting for me to read them, and I considered taking one of those on this evening. If I could finish it, stay up late blogging or get up early to do it, I'd have knocked off 8 books in 48 hours. A nice even number.

But I've decided not to be greedy. I sometimes go weeks or months without reading a book I think is really good. I just read 7 good to excellent books in 34 hours. I don't want to wreck the experience, and I'm afraid either of those books I was considering for this evening would do just that.

If I really thought they were going to be terrific, I'd have already read them, right?

So I'll go back to my regular reading at some point this evening. And on Monday I'll do some kind of summary of my two-day reading experience.

In the meantime, I'll be checking out what everyone else is doing.

Go! Go! Go! Allez, allez, allez!

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