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Reading Contest Results!

Once again the results are in and I am the proud loser. T.R. read 16 books since school started for a total of 4,432 pages. I read 41 books and 10,617 pages. Given T.’s multiplier this time of 3.5, I was toast. (Next time, it gets harder for him with a multiplier of 2. Unfortunately, a divider has been applied to my time, so I’ll be lucky to make a respectable showing.)

T. read seven books in the Guardians of Ga’Hoole series. I read parts of some of them, but didn’t count them in my total. Totally disposable and well below T.’s reading level, but he enjoyed them. They would have been perfect for him a couple years ago.

He finished the Bartimaeus series, the last half of The Golem’s Eye and all of Ptolemy’s Gate. I read them, too, and they are awesome. If I had more than two thumbs, I’d give them more than two thumbs up.

We both read all five books about Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Rollicking fun! Amazing chapter titles! Wish I had written them myself!

I just realized that I totaled T.’s list wrong in the Excel spreadsheet that does the math by forgetting to add Mouse Guard Fall 1152 to his list. Add one book and 191 pages to his total. We both read it. Graphic novel. I bought it because I thought T. would like it since he loves Redwall so much. Very nice art, very fun violent mice.

Finally, T. read The Tombs of Atuan and The Farthest Shore. He found the former harder to get into than the latter (so did I when I first read them, for that matter. Now that I’m a grown-up, I like the book better…).

As noted above, I also read a lot of the things on his list. The things I read all by myself I’ll start to talk about tomorrow.

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