Saturday, April 18, 2009

Read-a-Thon Hour 11

I've read 588 pages so far. Never mind that 200ish of those pages are in the picture book like thing I'm reading...

I also finished Does This Book Make Me Look Fat?

This Hour:

Pages read-76

Minutes read-43

Books read from & pages from each-
Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot: 46
Does This Book Make Me Look Fat?: 30

Cheerleading comments left-0

Mini-challenge participation-see below

Books completed-Does This Book Make Me Look Fat?

Food eaten- a deviled egg

Reading locations-the deck

This hour's new mini-challenge tells us to write a letter to the protagonist of the book you're reading. Considering I just finished an essay collection and I'm in the middle of a picture book documentary type thing, I have to rewind the clock a bit. I'll be writing to Cassie from Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.

Dear Cassie,

You remind me a lot of another little girl I know. Well, I don't actually know her. I really became quite friendly with her when I read To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. You remind me of a little girl named Scout. I think that if the two of you grew up in different circumstances, you'd be best friends.

Scout is impulsive and passionate. She knows what she believes in, just like you. She loves her father. She has an older brother. She is confused about the society she lives in, just like you are.

She wonders why people of another race are treated unfairly. She wonders why people who are even the same race are regarded below people. Just like you.

One thing that would have kept the two of you from being friends would be something totally out of your control. Scout is white. Never mind that you come from two different books!