Saturday, October 24, 2009

Read-a-Thon: Part 2

Starting the second book calls for starting a new post. I'm trying to keep my selections to short books so I feel that I'm making more progress. Selecting #2 was a difficult decision, but I have settled on "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society". This has been in my TBR stack for quite some time and I'm excited to finally get to it.
When Dave wakes up from his post-football nap, we will also continue reading "The Anatomy of a Murder".
8:13 p.m.: Spent the last couple hours on our joint book - taking turns reading aloud. Nearing the end of this one (about 70 pages left). I have problems with Restless Leg Syndrome and they are beginning to become a hazard to sitting and reading. If anyone else out there shares this problem, you'll surely be able to picture me reading while pacing :)
9:03 p.m.: Had to put the Guernsey ladies aside for awhile. Lots of fellow read-a-thoners recommended it, but it seemed to require more concentration than I have right now. So I have moved on to "A Cadger's Curse" by Diane Gilbert Madsen. We've already got a dead body on page 22, so it's off to a good start.
10:14 p.m.: A Cadeger's Curse is progressing nicely - an easy and fun read. Dave is nearing the end of "Blood Covenant" and we're headed into another session of joint reading. But first - it's getting late and I'm getting restless so I'm breaking out the big guns: Mountain Dew and Hot Wings! Happy reading!
11:16 p.m.: If you ever decide to read "Anatomy of a Murder" be aware that chapter 23 is incredibly long-winded and boring. :) Mr. Travers could take a few lessons from John Grisham in the writing of court-room drama, but we are so near the end that the occasional bad chapter will not daunt us in our assigned task. The restless legs are going to force me to read from the bed for a little bit - and this may lead in inadvertant napping, I'm afraid. I will do my best to return in an hour.


  1. Looks like you're doing great so far! Good luck in the rest of the read-a-thon!

  2. That book is fabulous! Enjoy

  3. I really enjoyed that book! Hope you like it, too.

    have fun with the rest of the readathon!

  4. You are doing great. hang in there, now it starts getting tougher!

  5. I think a LOT of people like the Guernsey Literary book, so I hope it was a good choice for you. Good luck with the second half. It will be grand!

  6. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a great book! One of my favs from last year. :)

  7. Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is in my TBR! You're making wonderful progress - happy reading!