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Readathon: update and mid-event survey

We’re over halfway through and I just finished my third book. What We See When We Read (Peter Mendelsund) will change the way I read FOREVER. It is a remarkable piece of writing/art and I will return to it often. Anyone who reads seriously, writes, watches films based on books, or thinks about perception will enjoy it

Here is a random two-page spread.

What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund. pp 154-5
What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund. pp 154-5

But more about me, LOL.

After I finished my last book, I fed my doggie and hit the shower. I got into one of my caftans. (My mother put me on to the Nanso brand of Finnish loungewear. I have a long-sleeved one for winter and sleeveless for summer.) I spritzed on some Orange-scented perfume, a gift from my French goddaughter, for the aromatherapeutic effects, and mixed myself a martini.

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For supper I had a big bowl of chilled cooked shrimp, cocktail sauce, and more strawberries. It was kind of a red-themed meal. And them some jujubes for additional colour.

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And speaking of colour, my next book up will be Tory Burch: In Color by Tory Burch. It’s a sort of coffee table book and I’m probably not all that interested in Tory Burch, but it fulfills a Goodreads challenge task AND will take my mind off the chaos that is my house at the moment by having me look at her house instead.

Mid-Event Survey

The Readathon peeps have created a little survey for participants to answer, so here’s mine.

1. What are you reading right now?
Technically, I am between books. But starting Tory Burch: In Color by Tory Burch now.

2. How many books have you read so far?
Three

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamieson. I pre-read a few pages and I’m going to love this book.

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
Just my dog, Ollie, bouncing for his dinner. I fed him.

My readathon pal dozes beside me.
My readathon pal dozes beside me.

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
I have been pretty light on the chocolate. That may change as we move into the night time hours though.

Readathon Hour 10: progress report

It was a slow, lazy afternoon. My sofa gets lots of sun and I slipped off into my first readathon nap. This in no way was related to my second book, The Detective and the Woman: A Novel of Sherlock Holmes, as it was a terrific read, lots of suspense, and has me hankering to read author Amy Thomas’ next one!

IMG_3018Apart from reading and napping, I snacked. My advance prep on this front was excellent. After lunch I had a Sweet and Salty Caramel Drumstick. In not terribly quick succession: a Coke, a small bowl of mixed nuts, a couple of Nanaimo bars, and a bowl of strawberries. I’ve been on a sugar fast for some time so I went a little wild. I’ve also been pushing ice water which, as we all know, washes excessive calories out of the system.

I’m going to take a shower and change into some pants-less loungewear. (I’m currently wearing sweatpants and a tunic, but with all this snacking sun, I’m feeling the need for a caftan.)

Next up will be What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund. This one should be a quickie as it’s fairly image-intensive. But it’s been on my to-read list for a long time. It’s also part of the Goodreads challenge I’m currently participating in (as are all my readathon books this time ’round.)