I've got to tell ya -- this read-a-thon came at absolutely the PERFECT time for me. Yesterday was a rotten, horrible, want-to-crawl-in-a-cave-and-disappear kind of day. I was totally humiliated at school and truly wanted to secede from the human race. My normal MOD would be to do just that: to not take part in this read-a-thon and just hide for the weekend. Boy...am I glad I chose to push myself and do this.
The support and encouragement from this community is GREAT!! I have learned how much a simple one-sentence comment can mean to a blogger - and I will try so very hard to improve my commenting techniques in the future. All of you who have taken the time to support me today are truly appreciated.
And...if that weren't enough.....I received an email from Dawn of She is Too Fond of Books to tell me that I won a copy of Girls in Trucks!!!! I have lusted after this book from the first time I saw the cover (which is totally inconsistent with the title --- thus my immediate fascination). OH boy --- what a difference a day makes :)
Ok -- so my current stats are as follows:
books completed: 1
book currently reading: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
pages read in current book: 60 out of 410
cumulative number of pages read: 384
cumulative number of hours read: 6.0
This book is amazing!! My husband ranks this as one of his top 10 movies, and I had a student read this book last year and she absolutely loved it. It is NOT a quick read however. Such great descriptive language and character development makes me want to linger over every written word. If I only cared about the number of pages I read for this event, I would save this book for another time and select another cozy mystery. However, I want my first read-a-thon to be meaningful ---- and so therefore I will continue reading, and enjoying, this classic work of literature!
I will be taking my hubby out to dinner tonight. He will be celebrating 50 years young on Tuesday, and this has been on the calendar for quite sometime. I plan to read some more tonight however, and will post a blog entry later (probably around 10:00 or so). I also plan to set my alarm early tomorrow - not to read, but rather to serve as cheer leader to those die-hards who are striving to read 24 hours straight.