Going the Distance

November 25, 2006 | 4 books mentioned

In Elmira, NY, six high school students banded together to break the Guinness Book of Records marathon reading record. Says the AP:

They whizzed through more than 20 beloved children’s books, including the six-volume Harry Potter series, seven Goosebumps thrillers and Katherine Paterson’s Bridge to Terabithia. They wrapped up their epic, 128-hour performance on the school auditorium stage with Oh, the Places You’ll Go, a Dr. Seuss classic.

Meanwhile, in Albany, other long-distance readers, among them William Kennedy and Andy Rooney, joined forces for a 24-hour reading of Moby Dick, as part of “Why Melville Matters Now” weekend at the Albany Academies school.

created The Millions and is its publisher. He and his family live in New Jersey.

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