Saturday, April 18, 2009

Read-a-thon: 4:00 pm post

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. 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.


  1. Man, I'm sorry about yesterday but I'm glad the readathon is going so well for you!! Congrats on winning Girls in Trucks, too!

    happy Reading!!

  2. I'm so glad today's been better for you! And congrats on winning a book you've been coveting: I think that one has a GREAT cover. :D

  3. Yeah Molly! Congrats on winning Girls in Trucks. I won Shanghai Girls yesterday and I know how exciting it is to win something!
    Have a great dinner out--maybe I will be seeing you later tonight--I a off to start book #2

  4. So glad that you're doing this and having a good time!

    I just read a Rebecca like book called The House of Moreys, which I really enjoyed. I want to read The Birds by du Maurier. I think I will read it today. Maybe I will work on it next.

  5. Sorry yesterday was a bad day but glad today is better. You're doing great with your reading. Keep it up!

  6. Glad that the read-a-thon was just what you needed! I can relate.... sometimes when I'm down, a little bit of encouragement from a fellow blogger can cheer my whole day up.

    Sounds like the reading is going well so far, keep going strong :-)

  7. I love Rebecca, but it has been a long time since I've read it.

  8. Oh I'm so sorry that you had such an awful day yesterday, but glad that you're enjoying yourself now!

    Teaching is a tough job!

    Happy reading. :)

  9. You're kicking some butt here, Molly :) So glad you are liking Rebecca - it is such a great gothic (ie: creepy) novel! And congrats on winning a book too...woo hoo!

  10. My book club read Rebecca last winter, then we got together the next month and watched the movie! It was so much fun...we're considering the book/movie combination again soon.
    Congratulations on winning the book (I love that cover!) and enjoy dinner. Great job so far!!

  11. Isn't it wonderful how something as simple as this read-a-thon can come at the right time in your life and perk you up? I'm glad to see you're having such a great day reading. Congrats on your win.

  12. I'm glad today has been the kind of day you needed - you're right, the book blogging community is pretty special. You are doing great in the read-a-thon. Keep it up! and have a great dinner with your hubby!

  13. I'm so happy The read-a-thon is going great for you. Sorry about you horrible day yesterday.

  14. I am glad you are doing the read-a-thon! Keep up the great reading!

  15. Molly it sounds like you done a lot of reading today. Let me know what you thought of Girls in Trucks. I have thought about buying it but haven't decided whether I want to spend the money or not.
    Oh tell your hubby Happy #50! LOL he can expect to start recieving AARP junk in the mail constantly now. =)

  16. Hope you had a wonderful birthday dinner! Oh, I do know those horrible days. Very glad you can spend the weekend doing things you love. Take good care!

  17. Sounds like you're having a blast! I'm glad you're feeling better :)


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