#SummerThrowdown Throws Down at Halftime

2 Jul

Ya’ll. You are amazing readers. I am so impressed with your dedication! As of 10:50 am CST, Teachers & Librarians have read 1337 books for #summerthrowdown! And that’s at the halfway point! I love using exclamation points!

So, here’s an update on what’s happening at this very special mid-point. Brian posted about a new data column on the spreadsheet. Not only are we challenged to read, we’re challenged to recommend the best book we’ve read for #summerthrowdown. And it’s okay if your pick changes later – just update the progress sheet!

#leagueoflibrarians currently holds the lead over #teamteacher. But like Jillian said, “No one loses when everyone reads!” (Still, let’s kick some booky booty, #teamteacher!)

I’ve read a total of 13.25 books so far. I’m totally not bragging, but the competition has only been active for what, 15 days? That’s 0.88 books each day! While I’m normally a big reader and always have a book I’m devouring, I’d probably be reading much less than that. So I’m grateful for this challenge to keep me active in my reading. I’m also setting a goal for myself: I’m going to surpass 50 books. And I’m going to broaden my interests by reading graphic novels, poetry, and even some juvenile books.

I have a bunch of novels in verse books on hold at the local public library. Major thanks to Jenn Brower for her awesome suggestions to get me out of my “I’m reading really long books and they’re taking me forever and my book count is really low because of it” funk. 🙂

Happy Reading, everyone! How many books do you think we’ll have read at the conclusion of #summerthrowdown?

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