In between a birthday, two trips to the airport, a wedding anniversary, 1 shopping expedition, Father's Day, eating out 3 nights in a row, 2 margaritas and one Dos Equis (hey, they were spread over 3 nights) I managed to read four books, Victory by Susan Cooper, 2006, The Great American Mousical by Julie Andrews Edwards and Emma Walton Hamilton, Tony Walton (Illustrator), 2006, The Wright 3 by Blue Balliett, Brett Helquist (Illustrator) 2006, and Hit the Road by Caroline B. Cooney, 2006. Total page count: 837 pages
I read for fun and pleasure because that is about all you can manage after a margarita at Denis's. I enjoyed all 4 books and was reminded again, that the average length of a YA novel is about 180 pages. Teachers who require their 6th graders to read books with a minimum page length of 200 pages are not helping their students become better readers.
My favorite books of the weekend were Victory and Hit the Road.