Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sunday Salon: Read-a-Thon Wrapup

My second read-a-thon, but this time I didn't make the whole marathon. That's okay. I thought it unlikely I would make it this time. I'm just not a late night girl. And I knew I'd be like the cat and spend most of today snoozing if I did stay up and I knew I had a lot of work to get done today...impossible. The librarian conference was also an obstacle I knew I'd have a hard time working around.

Okay, what did I achieve?

I finished five books. That's fantastic. I read three books about books: Down Cut Shin Creek about the pack horse librarians who hand delivered books during the Great Depression; In a Blue Velvet Dress about an avid reader who forgets her suitcase of books and has nothing to read on her trip but is saved by a ghost who brings her books at night; Miss Zukas and the Library Murders about a librarian who solves a murder in her library. I listened to one book, a play actually, on the way to and from the librarian meeting. And I finally finished Treasure Island, which I decided to read because my new school is named after its author.

And I'm good to go for the day....Loved the Read-a-Thon and hope to do it again in the spring....


naida said...

5 books is awesome! In a Blue Velvet Dress sounds good.

Andi said...

I can only imagine what you would've accomplished if you'd gotten to participate the whole time! You wow me!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

in a blue velvet dress does sound really good. you did awesome.

i haven't done the read-a-thon, but i hope to next time. it sounds like such a fun time!!!


tanabata said...

You did really well for the time you were awake!! The books you read sound like a lot of fun, I'll have to look a couple of them up.