So this year I decided not to go for the 24 hours. I won’t clock my time. Because right now I’m a little ill and I already had to lie down and sleep once after 2 hours of reading – and my concentration is on vacation somewhere other than here, it seems. So I’m rather sure I could not make it to 24 hours of reading time anyway and don’t want to pressure myself with trying. But I still want to read as much as I feel good with this weekend. So here’s my summary of the challenges.
Hour Six: What’s the oldest children’s book you have, or a book you’ve held onto since your childhood?
The oldest book I own myself, without ‘inheriting’ it from my sisters, would be ‘Magret Rettich erzählt von den Katzen’, a children’s book about a roaming, wild born cat in winter that tries to find a human to take care of it and about how the other cats tell him – it’s a boy – how a good cat behaves but also how to signal if playing or petting becomes too much for him, without hurting the humans.
I assume I bought it when I was six or seven because back then the author was here in my small village to read to us kids. And I believe she died not many years later.
Hour 30: Find the book you’ve owned the longest that you still haven’t read, and share it with us!
Actually I don’t know which book I own the longest without ever reading it, as I joined Goodreads only 2 1/2 years ago and never had any statistics on my books before. But this could be it. Bought it in 2009 or 2010.