Saturday, October 24, 2009

Read-athon: 6th Post

Total hours read: 7.5 hours
Total pages read: 572 (132 since the last posting)
Total books read: 4
Total book reviews written: 2
Prizes won: 2 books (this is SO exciting!! I selected Still Alice by Lisa Genova and Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay)

Well, the evening hours were a bit slower than I anticipated. My eldest daughter stopped by with a Pumpkin Spiced Latte to help re-energize me (LOVE the fall lattes!) ....and she stayed to visit for a while. My hubby spent the entire afternoon mowing the grass and bagging the leaves, so when he finally showered and cleaned up he was too tired to go to dinner. I fixed a quick pasta meal and spent some down time with him in front of the television (we had both hoped the Yankees would be playing tonight, but I guess the game was rained out).

Anyway, I did not actually start reading again until a little after 9:00, but I did manage to finish the book Confections of a Master Baker and even wrote the review -- yippee!!

I will probably try to start one more book - but I think I will go for something a bit more serious this go around. Right now I am thinking perhaps The Ghost Writer by John Harwood or The Archivist by Martha Cooley. But you never know...something else may strike my fancy as I peruse the bookshelves.

I will probably not post again this evening --- I am getting weary and my daughter would like to use the laptop --- BUT my plan is to continue this read-athon through tomorrow. Ideally I would like to read another 6 - 8 hours tomorrow for a grand total of 16 hours for the weekend. I will probably write a Sunday Salon post that summarizes my weekend reading totals.


  1. Stopping by to cheer before turning in (I couldn't participate; too many obligations today/yesterday). You're doing so well! Loved your review of the pastry book also. Hang in there!

  2. Hmmm The Archivist is certainly interesting! I don't remember much about it, to be honest, but I remember the experience of reading it, if that makes any sense at all?

  3. You did a great job today Molly. Congrats on the books--I have Still Alice to read, and read Sarah's Key last read-a-thon in April. Loved it! I finally won something-- a lovely hand crocheted bookmark!

    See you around tomorrow--Sam and I are still going strong-only 11:00 here.

  4. Great job tonight, Molly! I've given up on reading and will probably just cheer the rest of the time.

  5. I am so going to have to join in next time. Awesome. :)

  6. You did a great job. And I like the idea of continuing on Sunday.

  7. It sounds like you had a great read-a-thon!

  8. I wish someone would have brought me Pumpkin Spice Latte; that sounds delicious. Congrats on winning the books!

  9. Great job, Molly! Continuing the readathon today is such a good idea too.

    And I repeat, I am so amazed that you were able to write such a great review while doing the readathon!!

  10. Talk about productive!!! Books read, reviews written, prizes won! What could be better! Sounds like you did it just right.


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