Saturday, 5 August 2017

National Book Day: A One-Day Readathon

I love how National Book Day (August 9) is smack dab in the middle of summer. It's like a gut-punch reminder that I should be reading. In just a few weeks, I'll be heading back to school—and I'm nowhere near my goal of reading 10 books before the end of August.

That's about to change.

Two years ago, I uncovered some research that says "Reading All Day" is good for you. I'm taking that research to heart next week and blocking off ALL DAY on August 9th to celebrate National Book Day with a full eight hours (at least) of reading.

What will I be reading? I'm so glad you asked!

I sifted through several lists of new books, and the one that keeps coming up is Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz. It's actually been a New York Times bestseller for several weeks—not that I judge a book by that, at all. I also don't judge a book by its cover...but you have to admit, this one is pretty sweet.

The story, from what I've read about it, is about four unlikely friends who come together to find Maleficent's dragon eye (so it's obviously an adventure), but the cool thing is that friends are all villains from various Disney stories...and my sister and I are fans of the Descendants T.V. show, so this should be right up my alley.

Anyway, I'm off to the bookstore to grab a copy. What will you be reading on National Book Day?

Gotta jet! Have a great weekend.

~ Chase Superman Duffy