Readathon Hours 16, 17 & 18

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Currently reading: Paper Towns by John Green

And how is it? I really wanted to like it, but I’ve got to say, I’m not impressed so far. I heard that this book critiques the manic pixie dream girl trope, and we’ll see how that plays out, but I don’t think it can make up for the casual sexism (and cissexism) of the rest of the book. Also a white girl paints her face black. Also there’s a gay slur used repeatedly. Yes, by a “bad guy” and yes it’s criticized later, but it just seems so unnecessary and jarring.

Pages read this hour: Hour 16: 52, Hour 17: 47, Hour 18: 32

Pages read so far: 1108

Books finished so far: Inheritance by Malinda Lo (almost done when I started the readathon), Extras by Scott Westerfeld, Lizzy & Annie by Casey Plett (a zine), The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson, When I Was Straight by Julie Marie Wade (poetry), This Is What Happened In Our Other Life by Achy Obejas (poetry)

Food eaten: Delicious green tea

Interruptions: Spent a lot of time hanging out with my roommate these hours. Still, cracked 1000 pages!

Anything else? Everyone’s going to bed (it’s 11 pm here), so hopefully I can keep going with minimal distractions. Maybe this year will be my first to make it to hour 24!

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