Saturday, April 10, 2010

ReadAthon April 2010 - Update 2 - Heaven by Angela Johnson

Wow! Ok, you know how people talk about quiet books?  I use that term myself, but today, I really know what it means.  Heaven is like sitting around talking to a friend: you guys are on the porchdecksidewalkcouch and just chillin' and talkin'. That's what reading this book is like.  Marley is enjoying her life.  She has a good one.  She has two great friends, Shoogy and Bobby, a little brother, Butchy and her parents love her.  This she knows.  She's spending this summer, almost fourteen, hanging out doing the things she's always done, including going to the Ma's store and sending money to her Uncle Jack.  They've been "talking" since she was two, so even though he's not there, they know so much about each other.  Then a letter comes, not from Uncle Jack, but someone she doesn't know.  And it changes everything.  But does everything really have to change?  "...the past doesn't always make sense of the present."  This book is filled with the kind of sly humor you use at meetings when the bossteacherminister is just going on and you are whispering to friend rather than paying strict attention.  It's also filled with the idea of what makes you a family.  It was great.  I can't wait to read the next two!

Title of book(s) read since last update:
Here Comes The Garbage Barge by Jonah Winter
Heaven by Angela Johnson

Number of books read since you started: 3

Pages read since last update:170 plus audio
Running total of pages read since you started: 330

Amount of time spent reading since last update:1hr 43 min plus 15m audio
Running total of time spent reading since you started: 3hr 50 min

Mini-challenges completed:none
Other participants you’ve visited:
Presenting Lenore
Bookworming in the 21st Century
The Frappy Report
Fizzy Thoughts


  1. Seems very interesting! I'm glad you've managed to read such a nice book for the read-a-thon. And woohoo! Talk about doing an awesome job reading! You're doing great! Keep it up! Happy reading!

  2. Readathon! Readathon! Rah rah rah!
    Readathon! Readathon! Rah rah rah!
    Readers got the books
    I’ve got a cheer
    You get to read all day
    I know you’ll persevere

  3. Okay I had to come by and tell you that you HAVE to read The Phanton Tollbooth - it was amazing! Have fun reading :)

  4. You are doing great. Keep it up!

  5. Great update on your book! I hope you continue to have such a productive and fun reading day.

  6. Looks like you are making great headway
    Keep up the reading, don’t let that head sway
    Eyes on the page and coffee in hand
    You’ll be entering a new land.


  7. It sounds like you are being quite prodigious in your reading. Keep having fun!


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