Saturday, October 18, 2008

Read-a-thon Update 7

Title of book(s) read since last update: Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino
Pages read since last update: 32
Running total of pages read since you started: 364
Amount of time spent reading since last update: 40 min.
Running total of time spent reading since you started: 7 hours 10 min.
Number of books finished: 2
Total Mini-challenges completed: 5
Other participants you’ve visited since last update: Sunny, gautami tripathy, Maree, Madeleine, Kim, Nymeth
Food/drinks consumed since last update: A sandwich I made for lunch, vegetable juice, a mandarin orange. Now I'm drinking iced earl grey tea and munching on Pocky.

I'm in the home stretch with Grotesque, only 28 pages to go. So I'll finish that up and then read something else for Carl's R.I.P. Mini-Challenge.

For C.B. James' Short Story Mini Challenge:
(All from The Secret Lives of People in Love by Simon Van Booy which I finished reading earlier today during the read-a-thon).

"My wife is out in the fields, in the shadow of a mountain crowned by mist." -- Conception by Simon Van Booy

"I have already burned all the photographs; they made a crackle and set off the smoke detector, which I promptly smashed." -- Snow Falls and Then Disappears by Simon Van Booy

"A veil covered her eyes." -- The World Laughs in Flowers by Simon Van Booy

"He stopped here and listened." -- Not the Same Shoes by Simon Van Booy


  1. it is my real great pleasure !! to cheer such AWESOME readers!

    go on read-on... i m really glad i m doing somethig to cheer u on!!

    go on read on

  2. Wow, you're doing great! =D I've heard lots of good things about Natsuo Kirino. Hope you're having fun, and READ ON! ;)

    ~Lucy D =)

  3. Thanks Veens! The encouragement is really helpful, a great motivator! :)

    softindierocker - Thanks. I am having fun and it's now in the last stretch.


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