12 Books Till Christmas: Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares

Reading Challenge: Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by David Levithan, Rachel CohnΒ  Total pages read: 314/314

17th December

After one day break from reading I kind of wasn’t too excited to pick up Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares. Not that I wasn’t interested in the story, it was one of my most anticipated of this readathon. Although, I wouldn’t be sad to call it off at this point. I’ve read already so much that this is already a win for me.

From the first moment, I grab this book I couldn’t put it down. At some points, I had to stop reading to laugh, not smiling laugh. I was expecting Dash and Lily to be in their 20s don’t ask me why, but being teenagers isn’t a turn off at all. It makes the story more pure and cute. Things go by so fast then I was expecting. The dares and the texting back and forward happen really fast. While the getting to know the characters is what fill in the gaps and makes it a slow read. It’s strange. It’s fast and slow at the same time. I fell like the story is evolving too quickly between them but at the same time very slow. Ahh, my brain hurts!

I didn’t want to finish the day without reach at least until halfway. At that point, the story had already picked up real-time and should leave me on a little cliffhanger. I want to devour the story tomorrow!

Pages Read: 138

18th December

Thanks to the lack of a new The Librarians episode this morning – I’ve just finished season 3 and I’m waiting for the released of the 4th in the 25th of December (in Portugal) – I actually spend part of my morning reading the adventures of Lily. Let’s be honest Lily has more adventures than Dash.

While I was eating my lunch I took the opportunity not to read, since it’s hard with only one hand and I don’t own a Page Anchor (which is on the top of my list for handy things to buy). Instead, I downloaded Episode! and play it a little. I know this isn’t a new game, but suddenly I’m seeing so many publicity about it so I decided to give it a try for a few minutes. That thing is actually addictive! It’s like reading a Wattpad story but animated. You have stories for every taste and the fact that you play chapter by chapter keeps you coming for more. Maybe it also should count as pages read.

I thought after passing the 170 pages I was going to finish the book real fast. Although, it took me more than I was expecting. It was part of the morning and almost the entire afternoon to finish it. It really was a slow reading, even though, I’m glad it was. I love how they took their time to meet and later to connect face to face. I love how even when we were close to the end, there was still space to getting to know even more the characters. I was a fan of Dash and of Lily from the beginning but both of them together I’m even more. I’m so glad there is another book about them both. It will be late for me to grab it since Christmas is in 6 days and I don’t know if I can hold it until next year. Possibly is going to be my first Book Depository order of the new year.

Pages Read: 176