My son read for just under two hours and finished The Invention of Hugo Cabret. He really likes this book and loves the idea of inventing an automaton.
I just finished Nurk: The Strange, Surprising, Adventures of a (Somewhat) Brave Shrew by Ursula Vernon. It is a short book but I loved the language so much I kept going back and re-reading parts. I love this book. It is going to get a full review after the read-a-thon.
Here is a sample ...
... the voice was very scary.
"Stay back!" He cried. "I have - um - socks!"
There was a pause while the voice considered this threat.
"Dirty or clean?" it asked.
"Clean," Nurk was forced to admit.
"Then I am afraid that I'm not very scared of your socks," said the voice. "Dirty socks, maybe. Clean socks, however, are just not scary."