In honor of World Book Night

Here’s a 3-minute timed compilation of books I stayed up all night to read, in no order other than what memory springs free:

Johnny Tremain
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew
The entire Oz series (from the Woodburn OR library over summer between the 3rd & 4th grades)
Have Spacesuit Will Travel, then everything by Robert Heinlein
The Golden Notebook
The Outlander series
The two Lymond and Niccolo Rising series
The Three Musketeers
Huckleberry Finn
Moby Dick (wasn’t forced to read it in school)
Ulysses (ditto)
Sons & Lovers
To Say Nothing of the Dog
Three Men in a Boat
In the Garden of Iden, and then the entire Company Series
Let It Bleed, then all of the Rebus series
Nemesis, then every scrap Jo Nesbo writes
The Way We Live Now, then almost all of Trollope
Persuasion, then all of Jane Austen
Scenes behind the Museum, then all of Kate Atkinson
The Lathe of Heaven, then all of Ursula Le Guin
Sometimes a Great Notion
Angle of Repose, then all of Wallace Stegner

OK … times up. Thank heaven for books. Else, we’d have to huddle around the fire and tell the same stories over and over.

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