Saturday, April 10, 2010

Mid-Event Survey

1. I'm about to start reading, This World we live in, by Susan Beth Pfeffer.
2. I've finished one book, Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman. Boy, it was a good one!
3. I'm looking forward to the book named in #1.
4. I tried to make arrangements to free the whole day, but alas, they fell through and I had to work this morning.
5. I haven't had many interruptions now that I'm home from work.
6. Not surprised by much....I am a veteran.
7. Nope. I love it as it is!
8. I would finally, for the first time in two years, clear the entire day and night!
9. Me, tired? No way.
10. I save large print books for the wee hours when my eyes are tired!

R.A.T. Hour 6

I'm finally back home reading after a frustrating morning at work.

For the Book/Score/Soundtrack challenge: I'm reading Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman. It's a memoir about a woman who thoughtlessly breaks the law as a young, new college graduate and ends up paying the price for it 10 years later by being sentenced to 15 months in a federal prison. My mental soundtrack has been Johnny Cash singing, "Folsom Prison Blues." I think I might actually have to dial this up on my ipod soon.

So far, I have read 62 pages of this book and I am loving it.

Friday, April 9, 2010

24 Hour Read-a-Thon 2010

I was all geared up to finally be able to participate in a Read-a-Thon with no other commitments in the way. I had my stack of books, plenty of snacks and a quiet house. Then I got roped into taking a training for work from 9-12 tomorrow. I am cranky, oh, so very cranky! I'm going to hide a book in my work papers and try to read anyway. I haven't yet been able to participate in a Read-a-Thon without some kind of random event popping up. I'm going to start planning now for October.

Here's the pile I plan to choose from tomorrow:

This World We live in------Susan Beth Pfeffer I read the first two books in this series and

loved them. Can't wait to read this!

The Girl Who Chased the Moon--Sarah Addison Allen Always a good author for a R.A.T.

The Tricking of Freya----Christina Sunley Review copy

Orange is the New Black----Piper Kerman Review copy

Burma Chronicles----Guy Delisle Graphic novel for when the eyes get tired.

The Killer's Cousin---Nancy Werlin I read Impossible by this author and could not put

it down to sleep. I have high hopes for this one.

Only a few hours left before the fun starts! I'm going to bed early and I'll see you all in the morning.