During my reading hiatus: I had lots of fun saying goodbye to friends, eating pizza and the awesome Guinness cupcakes one of them made me as a belated birthday gift, and playing the wonderful cooperative card game, Sentinels of the Multiverse.
Hours Read: 9
Hours Listened: 1
Pages Read: 560
Books Finished: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson, Hild by Nicola Griffith, Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Journey from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia by Fiona Ritche
In Progress: Half a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Next Up: Bohemians: A Graphic History by Paul Buhle and David Berger (If I’m awake that long
Other Things Done: One load of laundry. Ate lunch. Took a a bath (while reading!). Kick ass gaming party (see above)
So it’s a little over 4 hours into the read-a-thon.
Hours Read: 4
Pages Read: 320
Books Finished: Hild by Nicola Griffith
In Progress: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
The common link in what I’ve been reading so far is the quest of girls to make a home/find a place for themselves in a world that is often tumultuous and unkind.
Next Up: Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Journey from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia by Fiona Ritche
Other Things Done: One load of laundry.
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Maryland just outside of Washington D.C.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Getting to finish Half a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
ALL THE CAFFEINE
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I’m moving to Massachusetts on Tuesday….so I should probably be packing not reading.
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
This will be the first time I take an extended break (5+ hours) in the middle of the read-a-thon. From 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm EST I’ll be going to a cooperative card game (Sentinels of the Multiverse)/going away party. I’m prepared with an audiobook for the drive there and back as well as possibly short stories for during the gaming (although I might not get to them…Since it’s a party I should be social).
So it’s 10:35 PM, and I’m prepping my books and reading space. It seems like the only time I ever use this blog is for Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thons. Word Press seems to have some nifty new formatting stuff since the last time I used it.
Starting off with (if I don’t finish it tonight before going to sleep)
My reading stacks are shown below…
Stack #1 (Left) consists mostly of library books and one larger book (bottom 1). These are all books that are in process and need to be finished before I move 380 miles away on Tuesday.
Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Journey from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia by Fiona Ritche (208 pages TBR) (this is the larger book that would be awkward to move)
Bohemians: A Graphic History by Paul Buhle and David Berger (201 pages TBR)
Half a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (224 pages TBR physical and audiobook) (SUPER EXCITED TO FINISH THIS…)
An Officer And A Spy by Robert Harris (393 pages TBR)…This is the one I have my doubts about finishing…
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (291 pages TBR) (SUPER EXCITED TO FINISH THIS…)
Stack #2 (Right) is smaller books to intersperse with the larger books
A Bloomsbury Album: Friends in Focus by Frances Partridge (118 pages…mostly photos)
Love and Rockets #7 by Gilbert Hernández and Jaime Hernández (100 pages graphic novel) (SUPER EXCITED TO READ THIS…I got it for Christmas 2014…I have no idea why I haven’t read it yet)
Here’s the Story: New Irish Writing From Solas Nua (111 pages) (ALSO SUPER EXCITED TO READ THIS…even if it will leave me with more books/authors to add to my TBR list)
Gun Street Girl by the venerable Adrian McKinty (320 pages) (AND ANOTHER ONE TO TALK IN ALL CAPS ABOUT…longer than the other short titles…but crime is always good for keeping one up in the wee hours of the morning).
The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil by George Saunders (130 pages)
Hours Read: 18.5
Pages Read: 1234
Books Finished: 5 (Holy Orders by Benjamin Black, Proof by David Auburn, A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver by E.L. Konigsburg, The Shinning by Stephen King, and The Final Solution by Michael Chabon
That’s about it for this read-a-thon for me. I may read a few more pages of the the book of essays e-book on my “currently-reading” shelf while curled up in bed with a mug of, but I’m essentially done.