Good morning, Read-a-Thon!

Yes, it’s just after 8 a.m. on a Saturday, and I’ve been bright-eyed and wide awake for over an hour; just an ordinary Saturday…

…which is a heinous lie!

Usually I’m still snoozing happily at this dreadful hour on a Saturday, and I’m never bright-eyed and wide awake during the first 90 minutes of consciousness. Yes, I am a night person.

And this Saturday is going to be weird all around–no errands, no cooking, no housecleaning… just reading until my eyes cannot take it any more.

I’ve been up for over an hour, reading my first book of the day, while the sun slowly appears.

I’m reading When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead, which is one of the books I chose for the Time Travel Reading Challenge. It’s a children’s book, and it is pure wonderful. I’m on page 95, which puts me about halfway through.

Here’s a cool thing about this book: It’s a winner of the Newbery Medal, just like A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (the favorite book of Miranda, the main character in When You Reach Me; Miranda re-reads A Wrinkle in Time over and over).

The time travel element in this book is creeping in slowly — it’s not in-your-face. A little subtlety is a good thing.