Saturday, April 10, 2010

Read-A-Thon Update II

So, I have now listened to half of Mennonite in a Little Black Dress. The print version is 256 pages so I guess I'm around page 160. I did take a break after my walking and housecleaning was done and I read Persepolis I by Marjane Satrapi. Wow! I am definitely going to have to get Persepolis II and right away! It's really powerful.

Audiobooks are so great - I could go to the grocery, vacuum, take out the trash and get the mail, wash the dishes, and everything without stopping reading! Sure, it wouldn't take me 8 hours to read this book in print, but it's still such a great option.

Now I'll be taking a break. My friends are coming over to watch a movie (they've never seen "Shag: The Movie" which both shocked and thrilled me as it's my all-time favorite and I love to introduce new people to the awesomeness.) I've got Hot Tamales, Junior Mints, Sugar Babies, Milk Duds, Tom Collinses to drink, and 5 different flavors of popcorn including Jamaican Jerk and Strawberry. I think it will be a fun evening! I then might pick up another book before bed. I don't see me pulling an all-nighter (I rarely did those even in college. I can think of 2 in the whole 4 years.) But I might stay up fairly late to get another book in. Looks like I'll end the day with 4.5 books read or thereabouts, which is pretty amazing! Yes, they've mostly been short, but still unusual.


Booksnyc said...

It was a great idea to work an audiobook in! I am lagging way behind today - got a later start, ended up napping in the afternoon and now am finally getting back to reading! Maybe I will manage to finish one book today . . .

Enjoy the movie with your friends!

Shelley said...

Persepolis is awesome! Here's a little cheer for you if you come back after the movie:

You can do it-
You're so hip.
Give that page
Another flip!

Halfway through
You're going strong.
With awesome books
You can't go wrong!

Serena said...

Looks like you are making great headway
Keep up the reading, don’t let that head sway
Eyes on the page and coffee in hand
You’ll be entering a new land.