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47 hours and counting

June 6, 2010

I read a bit of Jack Weatherford’s The Secret History of the Mongol Queens before going to sleep this morning, but when I woke up, I felt like reading YA fiction instead of adult non-fiction. Just a mood thing, because the first ten pages of the Weatherford book are just as fascinating as his Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World. (If Dori Jones Yang’s Daughter of Xanadu were already published, itwould have totally hit the reading spot.)

Instead, I read Nina de Gramont’s Every Little Thing In the World and Rachel Ward’s Numbers. I wasn’t sure what to expect from Every Little Thing…, but liked it quite a bit. After finding out she’s pregnant, Sydney tells only one person, her best friend, Natalia. Sydney’s relationship with her mother has diminished to the point where she can’t bring herself to tell her mom about it. When Sydney is sent to a month-long wilderness camp in Canada after getting in trouble, she still doesn’t tell anyone, figuring she can use her time at the camp to figure out what to do about her pregnancy.

Numbers I have some mixed feelings about, and my thoughts about it pretty much echo Sarah’s at YA Librarian Tales.

I have a little less than one hour until my 48 hours is up, so I will return to The Secret History of the Mongol Queens until 7:00.

Reading Time: 3 hours 28 minutes

Blog/Comment Time:45 minutes

Total Reading Time: 16 hours 48 minutes

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