Then I had to get my kid up and drive her across town for a class. I didn't want to tune her out during our only time together, so I didn't listen to a book or anything while we drove. I dropped her off and located a coffee shop, where I ate an almond croissant, drank a latte, and kept reading. After I finished all that and worn out my coffee shop welcome, I still had some time before I had to pick her up. I went to read in the car, but instead I fell asleep for an hour. Whoops!
I was almost done with Lies, so I struck her a deal--I'd take her out for a quick lunch if she'd let me read while we ate. I finally finished the book around 1:00 and was ready for a quicker read.
I picked up Garvey's Choice, figuring a middle grade novel in verse would go quickly, and I was right. It took about half an hour to fly through. It was cute, and quite a bit lighter than I'd anticipated. Then I picked up Amy Schumer's memoir, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo. I keep getting disappointed with celebrity memoirs, and I don't actually know much about her work, but I'd read somewhere that it was actually well written, and again, I figured it would be a breezy read for mid-RAT. It was pretty good, less name dropping and more feminism than some of the ones I've read.
After those books, I was ready for something a little more involving, so I picked up The Upside of Unrequited. You can see my adoring review here. What it doesn't mention is that for the last hundred pages or so, I was feeling increasingly queasy. Right around when I finished it, I got sick, which is a euphemism for "started puking." So that was fun. By the time things had calmed down, I was wiped out, so I just went to bed.
Yep. 24 hour read-a-thon, and I went to bed at 8 pm. Nice.
But then I woke up around 3 am, with two hours left, and decided to regroup and rejoin. So I picked up Ghost and was absolutely enchanted by it. It was only 4:30 when I finished, so I grabbed volume two of Giant Days, a graphic novel series about three UK college students. I may have taken slightly longer than a half hour to finish it, but I'm still counting it.
I did very few of the check-ins and challenges. I got a nap and the equivalent of a full night's sleep. I threw up, and I HATE throwing up. But I finished six books. I liked all of them, and loved four.