Saturday, October 09, 2010
Read-a-thon: The post-nap update
I've spent a good portion of the read-a-thon so far (when I've been awake that is) on the computer visiting and commenting on other blogs. So the reading hasn't been progressing all that quickly but I figured as much going in so that's ok. Along with my breakfast (a pumpkin bagel, with orange juice - a very orange-coloured breakfast!) I did finish the last 20 or so pages of The Following Story by Cees Nooteboom that Gnoe and I read together. Now having reached the end, I think I need to go back and read some of the earlier parts again with a better understanding of where the story is going. But I'll leave that for another day when I don't have all the distractions of the read-a-thon.
So I've finished one and a half books so far (with the half of the book I read earlier yesterday). I'm not sure what I'll pick up next. I might go back to read more of the stories in Vanishing and Other Stories. They're really wonderful and I'm enjoying them a lot. Or maybe a novel, The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors which I've also read a couple of chapters in already. Decisions. But first, it wouldn't be a read-a-thon without the requisite cat photo. This was Jiro snoozing on the sofa last night while I was trying to read.
And now for some cheering!
I hope you're having a great weekend. And good luck for everyone participating in the read-a-thon! Only 9 hours left, you can do it!
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