Saturday, October 18, 2008

"Live" Blogging the Read-a-Thon

10:55 A.M. (EST)

Today is the 24-hour-read-a-thon. I started this morning a little after 8 a.m. (EST) with catching up on my reading of The Glass Castle and attended my Composition class where we discussed that and began work on developing the thesis for our Summary/Strong Response essays.

Now that class is over, I'm getting into The Sparrow, my monthly book club selection that is set to be discussed at the end of this month. I'm also going to drive over to the Borders where John Green's appearing today (2-4 p.m.) to pick up a copy of Paper Towns. I'm wondering if in the ~3 hours I have until said appearance if I can finish that whole book. We'll see.

I'll be editing this blog throughout the day as a sort of quasi-live blog of the read-a-thon activities happening in my neck of the woods.

9 comments:

Sunny said...

Hope your reading is going well! Did you get to finish the book?

Ali said...

Hope the read-a-thon is going well so far!

Bybee said...

I'm always interested in what other book groups are reading. It gives me ideas to take back to mine. We're doing Stumbling On Happiness for this month and Sickened next month -- a little stretch of nonfiction, which is a nice break from all the fiction we usually read.

Icedream said...

I enjoyed The Glass Castle and have been wanting to read The Sparrow. I would be interested in finding out your opinion of it. Your doing great!
Icedream- the now full and happy cheerleader

Marg said...

Oh! The Glass Castle is a really moving, challenging and enjoyable read!

Good luck with the read-a-thon.

The Reader's Quill said...

How did it go with John Green? Did you wear a nerd fighter t shirt?? :)

grayskyeyes said...

I hope things are going well so far today -- congrats on being more than half way through!

Good luck, and don't end up like this... http://www.ahajokes.com/crt579.html

Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness

Kim said...

I found The Glass Castle to be a good book--but so sad at times. I hope you were able to participate in the read-a-thon today.
*smiles and cheers*
Kim
(page after page)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I really want to see John Green as well, but I'm not sure it's going to work out...boooo!

-Lauren