Hour 12 Mid-Event Survey:
What are you reading right now?
Demon Diary (manga), The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All The Way Home by Catherynne Valente, The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
THEY ARE ALL AMAZING SO FAR. SUCH GOOD BOOK CHOICES ARE BEING MADE.
How many books have you read so far?
2 books, 1 manga volume, 6 chapters of audiobook
What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All The Way Home by Catherynne Valente – every single book is perfection and it hurts.
Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
I’ve been listening to my audiobook while doing food prep and while driving around on hospital visits. I don’t usually listen to audiobooks but it makes for nice variety.
What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
How easy it is to read forever! Haha!
Hour 13 Mad Tea Party (which literary characters would you pick to stand in for Alice in Wonderland characters?):
March Hare: Chrestomanci from Diana Wynne Jones’ Chrestomanci novels. He’s bossy, he’s brilliant, but when he talks about magic while wearing his fancy dressing gowns covered in dragons and or cacti, it gets pretty wild. He would be the ideal mad tea party host.
Mad Hatter: Valancy from Lucy Maud Montgomery’s The Blue Castle. Valancy has very little time left but is determined and able to make the most of it.
Dormouse: Noah from Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Cycle. Noah is very shy and quiet but it turns out he has pretty good reasons for being so.
Alice: September, of course, from Catherynne Valente’s Fairyland series. She starts out knowing nothing at all about Fairyland, and every time she thinks she’s gotten the hang of it, the rules change. She does all right, though.
This is going to be the absolute best tea party ever. You’re welcome.
Hour 14 Book Mash-up:
The Girl Who Raced Super Junior Patriots All The Way Home: September doesn’t have time to fight baby superheroes, but they’re determined to wreak vengeance on her family for their supervillain background. September has to get home before the SJPs do and save everyone she loves. DUN DUN DUN.
(mash-up of The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All The Way Home by Catherynne Valente and Velveteen vs. The Junior Super Patriots by McGuire)