Read-a-Thon: 1st book finished

We’re in Hour 4, and I’m finished reading my first book of the Read-a-Thon.

Austenland by Shannon Hale was a great book to start the day: sprightly tone and a very nice romantic comedy.
Now that I’m fully caffeinated, I’m heading for grimmer territory: a James Ellroy book. I’ve got his new memoir, The Hilliker Curse, lined up next.
Here are today’s stats thus far:
Books read: 1
Hours read: 2.5
Pages read: 193

Where I’ve read since the last update: kitchen table; comfy, ugly recliner

What I’ve consumed since the last update: breakfast! oatmeal with walnuts and raisins; 2 (3?) cups of coffee; 1 glass of water

What else I’ve done: Visited facebook; done the Indie Mini-Challenge; visited some book blogs

2 thoughts on “Read-a-Thon: 1st book finished

  1. (Non)traditional Buddhist readathon blessing:

    Just as the books fill the shelves,
    Pile together on the floor and stack up on the table
    So may the joy of the readathon
    Flow forth to brighten your day and lift your spirit.
    Books already read, books in progress and books yet to be read.

    By the power of every word on the page
    May your book be delightful,
    As scary as Lovecraft’s Cthulhu
    Or as sweet as a box of See’s candy.

    Let the power of the images evoked by words
    Keep you stay awake long through the night
    May no obstacle impede
    Your day filled with books.

    For all of those who are reading today
    Who follow in the path of Dewey
    May your day be filled with the four blessings
    Of fabulous books, tasty snacks, comfy chairs and joy.

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