Well, Charlotte suggested that doing the 48 Hour Reading Challenge would be a good way to tackle my long, long list of unfinished series. I thought about what I have to do the next two days: a weekend’s worth of chores and laundry, on my own with a three-year-old tomorrow, and a full day of work followed by a family birthday party on Saturday. Sunday will be an all day family reunion on the other side, which is why all the weekend work has to happen tomorrow. Also I have to bake the cake for the family birthday party (assisted by said three-year-old), and I really should start sewing for the two weeks of medieval camping we’ve got coming up. Naturally, I decided that of course I should participate in the challenge. It will be fun, even if all I do is make the other participants feel better about their reading.
Thanks to Charlotte for the copy of Jinx! My pile is feeling a little wimpy compared to others I’ve seen, but I’ve got two more text books on my e-reader, Barefoot Pirate by Sherwood Smith and Lament by Maggie Stiefvater. Also Goliath by Scott Westerfeld on the iPod. I am planning on doing lots of listening to books while I do the things that have to be done to fit in more reading. Seeing as how most of my series books are at the library, not home, I figure I can always stock up on more at work on Saturday if I need to. Because reading piles and piles of books in two days is totally possible, right?
The books are posing in front of my rosebush, Therese Bugnet, whom I love because she thrives without my doing anything to her and smells lovely besides. The picture didn’t show any flowers, though, so here’s a better picture: