The Great High School Read-Off
Sunday, July 12, 2009
So...My handsome nephew Spencer and I have a deal. We're going to read all 7 of his AP English class books (required summer reading) before August 5th. They are listed in his below email to me last week:
Ok. Lets discuss this competition.
All Books must be read by August 5th, 2009
Books include: Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott
Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card
Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens
Tuesdays with Morrie, by Mitch Albom
Night, by Elie Weisel
Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician's Nephew, by C.S. Lewis
Black Like Me, by John Howard Griffin
Whoever wins gets ... should we do prizes??
Ok. How does that sound?? Anything I missed?? You can decide if we do prizes or not, because if we did do prizes I don't know what we would do. hm... oh well and Good Luck!
Then today, he sent me this:
Its almost completely obvious who's going to win (Lara)
We are currently racing to see who can read my reading list faster. If she wins she gets 10 minute foot rub on each foot and a 10 minute backrub. If I win I get $10. Very unlikely though, since I keep falling asleep whenever I read.
MY COMMENT IS THIS: THE DANG KID IS TIRED BECAUSE HE'S ALWAYS DOING STUFF LIKE THIS:
All I can say is: He'd better get reading. Because I love to read. I love a good competition. I've already read Tuesdays With Morrie and Little Women. And I'd love to kick his butt at this!