Saturday, June 28, 2008

Hour 6 and 15 minutes

Hours Spent Reading: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Books Read: 1
Pages Read: 166

So, I finished up Lovingly Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor!

It's Alice's 5th grade year and things aren't going so well. First of all Sara moved away without telling everyone-- rumor has it her family has been evicted. And everyone's being mean to Rosalind because she's fat. Things just go down hill from there.

Naylor has a way of capturing the bittersweetness of childhood. The confusion and giggles over where babies come from, the hurt involved in popularity...

I do like this series.

19 comments:

Wendy said...

Hey, your a Reader of the Hour and so am I :) You're doing awesome...isn't this fun?

Lenore said...

Just stopped by to show my support :) I know you're probably getting tired by now!

Erin said...

Happy Reading!

Icedream said...

Nice choice for your book. I really enjoy reading YA and Youth books too. I have two in my stack, Pictures of Hollis Woods and Emily's Runaway Imagination. Have fun!

Brenda said...

Glad to see others are reading kids books. By the way, what is a "counterfeit librarian"?

trish b said...

Keep up the good reading. Your doing well!

Eva said...

Awww: childhood can be rough. I was lucky: mine was a lot of fun, but several of my friends were picked on mercilessly. :(

Chris said...

Poor Alice :(

Somer said...

Congrats on joining me and Wendy as Reaser of the Hour!

I read several of the Alice books when I was working as a children's librarian. It is a great series!

barbarabaker said...

Congrats on being the reader of the hour!!!! This is such a great read-a-thon!!!!

Keep up the great work!

Megan said...

I had a roommate lined up in college who transferred and never told me - that kind of thing does sort of start out your year badly even when you're very nearly a grown up! LOL!

Keep up the great reading! =D

Trish said...

Will you be reading other books from the series? Congrats on finishing a book! Keep it up!

Joy Renee said...

i am partial to coming of age type stories. esp. featuring young girls. this sounds good. a bit like Blume.

re below: i'm also fond of As I Lay Dying. Sounds like you had a talented teacher who knew how to engage his students. I believe Faulkner would have improved as I think he was often intentionally irreverent and a lot of giggles reside in irreverence.

Andi said...

Nice work on the reading, and this book does sound perfect for this event. Keep at it!

Sean said...

Keep on chugging! This is the best way to spend a Saturday that I can imagine!

Felicia J. said...

Hi, Jennie! I don't remember how I first found your blog, but I've been linking to you for awhile from mine.

Your pre-readathon review of some of the "Once Upon a Time" books prompted me to put a couple of them on my TBR pile for the read-a-thon. I'm hoping at least to get to "The Storyteller's Daughter," and I also have "Snow" by Tracy Lynn.

Tammy said...

Wanted to leave a note of support, you're doing great!

Jennie said...

Being Reader of the Hour was totally fun.

To answer some questions--

I'll be reading lots of Alice books today and she is similar to Blume.

Also, I call myself a counterfeit librarian because I'm a reference librarian but I don't have my degree yet. (December! Yay!)

Kristi said...

These books sound great (I *loved* Judy Blume as a kid, maybe I'll have to pick up the Alice books as an adult ;>)). Keep reading, I'll try to check in later to see how you're doing.