Saturday, October 24, 2009

Read-athon: 2nd Post

Well, it is nearing the 3rd hour of the read-athon for me in here in the midwest. I have read a total of 90 minutes --- read 70 pages --- and finished the book, The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker. I plan to write a more detailed review of the book later this week, but for now let me just say that I thoroughly enjoy it. I first read about the book in the most recent issue of Bookmarks Magazine and immediately requested a copy from the local library. Earlier this week I posted the rather large mountain of books that I picked up from the library, and after skimming all of them, this was the one book that really hooked me to read it in its entirety. It is an easy read - but not fluff. There is a rather light-hearted plot, but what really grabbed my attention was the educational experience offered to the reader. I know precious little about poetry and for that reason alone do not appreciate it. This book has inspired me to learn more and start reading it on my own!

I am finding it a bit difficult to stay focused on just one thing this read-athon. There are so many wonderful challenges each hour, that I want to make sure that I check out the read-athon website on a regular basis --- which invariably leads me to check out a few blogs --- which then leads me to check out the chatter on Twitter. SO...I may not read as many pages as I had originally hoped -- but I am having a blast so far and that is what this challenge is truly all about (at least for me).

I am now off to get a shower - and then hopefully I will try to finish the book, A Big Little Life by Dean Koontz.


  1. Sounds like you're doing great so far! Keep up the good work!

  2. Give me a R
    Give me an E
    Give me an A
    Give me a D

    Woot Woot READ!!

    Go Molly, Go Go Go Molly!

  3. Great job so far. I've managed to finish one book. I'm staying away from Twitter and challenges though or I'll never get any reading done. Keep up the good work!

  4. Austen, Hemingway
    Rushdie, Poe
    If they were here
    I’m sure they’d say hello

    Bronte, Tolstoy
    Thoreau, Albee
    They think you’re swell
    And I agree

  5. Have a wonderful Day; enjoy your books, and take time to rest as well. It is pouring here so it's the perfect day to be in the house reading and relaxing!

  6. Woo hoo! You're doing great! Hope you're having fun so far! READ! READ! READ!

  7. I just finished my first book, too. I'm giving myself a half hour on the computer no more than every two hours so I'm flying thru everyone's posts! Glad you found a good book to get started with!

  8. Hey, it's all about fun and community! Enjoy!

  9. Great job, Molly!!:) I'm going to put The Anthologist on my library hold list right now... Enjoying following your progress today:)

  10. Hello book!
    What are you up to?
    Keeping yourself to yourself,
    shut in between your covers,
    a prisoner high on a shelf.
    come in book!
    What is your story?
    Haven't you ever been read?
    Did you think
    I would just pass by you
    And pick me a comic instead?
    No way book!
    I'm your reader
    I open you up.
    Set you free.
    Listen, I know a secret!
    Will you share your secrets with me?
    by N.M. Bodecker



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