Saturday, October 18, 2008

24-Hour Read-a-Thon: Hour Fifteen

Title of book(s) read since last update: The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman
Number of books read since you started: 2, parts of 2; 2 short stories
Titles of books read since you started: Pretties, Scott Westerfeld; Harry Potter y la camara secreta, J.K. Rowling; Bella at Midnight, Diane Stanley; "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and "A Horseman in the Sky," Ambrose Bierce
Pages read since last update: n/a
Running total of pages read since you started: 581
Amount of time spent reading since last update: 43
Running total of time spent reading since you started: 472 minutes
Mini-challenges completed: mini-challenge, Sarah's foreign language mini-challenge, Meryl's book quote mini-challenge, 2, Icedream's book cover mini-challenge, Kim's "walkin' and snappin'" mini-challenge, Mid-Event Survey, Hour 14 question, Sharon's Very Mini-Library Cat Challenge, softdrink's 10 list mini-challenge
Other participants you’ve visited: Chris, Nymeth, Dewey, Veens, Nise, Joanne
Prizes you’ve won: none (yet!)

I just finished chapter two of The Graveyard Book, and I am loving it! I actually laughed out loud while watching Gaiman read ("I'll eat your liver!" "Oh, no you won't."), something that doesn't normally happen when I read books. I don't know if it was really that funny, or if the expression on his face (and the accent) added to it. I ADORE the way Gaiman says "chocolate," though. He's used it in both chapters so far, and I'm really hoping it makes an appearance in the next six. My only problem is that it's getting past my normal bedtime and his voice is so soothing...I just drank a cup of coffee and will probably need to take a quick walk outside before too long.

Softdrink has posted a new mini-challenge - a 'thon-themed top 10 list! Here's mine:

Jessi's Top 7 Books Added to Her Wishlist Because of the Read-a-Thon:
7. In The Woods (read by raych)
6. I Was Told There'd Be Cake (read by Andi)
5. The Wordy Shipmates (read by Fyrefly)
4. Lessons Learned from the Freedom Writers (read by Alison)
3. Nation (read by Chris)
2. Magic Trixie (read by Andi)
1. Austenland (read by Fyrefly)

There would be more, but I'm eager to get back to Gaiman.


Anonymous said...

Great list! I've added two books, myself.

Nicole said...

Sounds like great progress! Happy reading!

Fyrefly said...

I do my best to contribute to the TBR stacks of others. :)

Book Zombie (Joanne) said...

Lol isn't it awesome that even during a read-a-thon we find ways to add to our book wishlists :)

Chris said...

Yay! So glad you added Nation to your TBR list! It's really a wonderful book!