Yes, I admit we are way behind schedule, but we are keeping up our progress because we know that during the summer Elizabeth alone can read on average 40 or 50 (she's aiming for 60 even). And I definitely read much more over the summer and it's going to be especially easy for us to read more and more this summer because now that we have our nooks we don't need to be constantly begging mom, "MOMMY! MOMMY! MOMMY! WE NEED TO GO THE BOOKSTORE--NOW!!!!!" Yep, we can definitely do even more this summer and over our school break that's coming up that we're going to be spending at our grandpa's.
Anyhow, I finished a book! I read Jinx by Meg Cabot. Which Meg Cabot, I'm not sure of because it is after all a nom de plume for multiple writers. This book focuses on Jean Honeychurch, also known as Jinx for her infamous bad luck, who moves away from her rural Iowa town to New York, New York, with her richy-rich Aunt and Uncle and their kids. But what you won't get from the summary located on the book is that the books is not as much about bad luck as it is modern witchcraft; because Jinx's great-great-great-great-great (etc.) grandmother Branwen predicted that one of the daughters in the family would have supreme magical abilities and of course Jinx's narcissistic, sulky, wanna-be-goth cousin Tory (or Torrance as she goes by to her coven) is sure that it's herself. But everything is not as it seems. So of course, as predictable as anything, the witch is Jinx even though she doesn't even believe it herself. Complicated sounding, but very easy to follow. It was a great read even though it was more of a "junk food book" as A.M. calls them because I just ate it up even though I got no deep thoughts or lessons from it. Still an awesome book, though.
99 books read, 136 days to go.
ALMOST AT 100!!!!!!