Update #4: 48 Hour Book Challenge

All the books I’d previously started before #48HBC are now finished. Take that, reading pile!

photoUpdate #4:

  • 2 hours reading time (8 total hours read)
  • 247 pages read (944 pages total)
  • 0 cups of tea consumed (2 cups total)

The Books

Review #5: I was about 40 pages into The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet when I picked it up for #48HBC and it was a great addition to the pile. It’s got a lot of humor and heart (the image of Dezzie wearing a “Though she be but little, she is fierce,” shirt made me cheer), but never forgets the anxiety of fitting in in middle school. I also like that Hamlet has a lot of very real reasons to feel awkward and embarrassed–from her Ren Faire-costumed, iambic pentameter-speaking parents to her super-genius sister to worrying that her friend is crushing on her, Hamlet has a lot to be concerned about (especially when all she wants to do is fit in). I don’t read a ton of middle grade novels, but this is one I wish I’d had when I was younger.

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