Social Distancing Readathon #45 - January 22 - 24

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Social Distancing Readathon #45 - January 22 - 24

1SilverWolf28
Editado: Ene 23, 11:48am

Welcome to another readathon!

We generally run from Friday at 5 p.m. to Sunday at midnight in whatever time zone you choose, but feel free to start earlier on Friday and wrap up overnight Sunday/Monday, if that's what you want to do.

Here are some things to track throughout the weekend, if you choose:

Books read from:
Books finished:
Time reading:
Time posting:
Snacks:
Thoughts:
Non-book activities:

Total books finished:
Total read from:
Total time reading:

Who is participating -

1. SilverWolf (SilverWolf28) -- Tennessee, USA
2. Lynda (Carmenere) -- Cleveland, Ohio, USA
3. Benita (benitastrnad) -- Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
4. Lori (thornton37814) -- Tennessee, USA
5. Carrie (cbl_tn) -- Seymour, Tennessee, USA
6. Cyrel (torontoc) -- Toronto, Canada
7. Nancy (nrmay) -- North Carolina, USA
8. Dee (Deedledee) -- Nova Scotia, Canada
9. Paul (PaulCranswick) -- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
10. Kerry (avatiakh) -- Auckland, New Zealand
11. Luci (elkiedee) -- London, UK
12. Susanna (susanna.fraser) -- Seattle, Washington, USA
13. Kathy (kac522) -- Chicago, Illinois, USA
14. Jean (majkia) -- Niceville, Florida, USA
15. Käthe (PersephonesLibrary) -- Austria
16. Anne (AnneDC) -- Washington DC, USA
17. Ella (EllaTim) -- Amsterdam, Netherlands

2Carmenere
Ene 21, 3:04pm

Add me in, please! I've got a book or two I want to finish in January!

3benitastrnad
Ene 21, 4:34pm

I will participate again. Seems like it has been most of the last year that I have been doing this.

4thornton37814
Ene 21, 5:58pm

I won't get much reading done Sunday because it's my Sunday at the library, but I will start earlier tomorrow. I must do my laundry so that will eliminate some of the time as I'm filling the machine, transferring to the dryer, and then folding and putting away--especially with feline helpers when it comes to putting the sheets back on the bed. However, I need to prop my knee as much as possible, and the couch is the best place to do that--a perfect spot for reading.

5cbl_tn
Ene 21, 6:21pm

I'm in again!

6torontoc
Ene 21, 6:52pm

I'm in- I have been in a " non reading mood" this and do want to get back to reading

7nrmay
Ene 21, 8:32pm

Nancy's in!

Just finished an offer from a gentleman by Julia Quinn, one of the Bridgerton novels.

8Deedledee
Ene 21, 8:55pm

I'm loving these weekend readathons. Count me in!
Dee in Nova Scotia.

9PaulCranswick
Ene 22, 4:57am

Weekend has just started for me (even though I have to work Saturday morning) and my plans are to finish:

The Other End of the Line by Camilleri
Swallows and Amazons by Ransome
Carrie's War by Bawden
Judge Savage by Parks
Shuggie Bain by Stuart
and
The Nickel Boys by Whitehead

I am well into several of them so lets see.

10PaulCranswick
Ene 22, 4:58am

>1 SilverWolf28: You have missed me Silver, by the way! :{

11avatiakh
Ene 22, 6:30am

I'm in again. I have a couple that I want to concentrate on this weekend - The Wool Pack by Cynthia Harnett is one.

12PaulCranswick
Editado: Ene 22, 10:09pm

My first one is done: The Other End of the Line by Camilleri is finished.

Books Read from : The Other End of the Line
Books finished : The Other End of the Line
Time Reading : 3 hours
Food : Home made meatball linguine; a huge caffetiere of coffee
Thoughts : Not by the example of my power but by the power of my example (thanks Joe)
Non book activities : A shower after getting home in the rain

Total Books Finished : 1
Total Books Read from : 1
Total time reading : 3 hours



13SilverWolf28
Ene 22, 7:49am

>10 PaulCranswick: You hadn't posted here yet!

14elkiedee
Ene 22, 12:21pm

I've been wanting to join but failing miserably - I'm not sure I read anything Saturday or Sunday last week.

It's 5.15 pm here in North London, but I'm aspiring to more daytime reading. I need new reading glasses, as in ones that I have to get a whole new eyetest for, so I'm not keen to do it during a partial lockdown. The best lighting in the house is in the kids' bedrooms, but that doesn't really work when they are doing online lessons from home or sleeping in their bedrooms, so.....

15Carmenere
Editado: Ene 22, 1:06pm

I'm a few hours early, 1:05pm in Cleveland, but since I'm caught up with everything I needed to do, I'm going to jump in where I left off with The Other Side of the Door by Nicci French. It appears it is also known as Complicit. Perhaps it was released at another time under another title.

16PaulCranswick
Ene 22, 1:31pm

>13 SilverWolf28: Sorry Silver. I could have sworn I posted to this thread in my morning time. Mysteriously not there and sanity being self questioned. Does it mean if we ask ourselves whether we are growing senile that we are or is it proof that we are not?

17susanna.fraser
Ene 22, 1:57pm

Count me in--Susanna in Seattle. I'm reading a book this week where I can't stand the protagonist but am fascinated by the plot (a rarity for me). It's Rosewater by Tade Thompson, and I just want to get done with it so I can find out what happens and move on to my next book.

18thornton37814
Ene 22, 2:12pm

Friday 2 pm update:

Books read from: Bible (ESV), The Gospel at Work: How the Gospel Gives New Purpose and Meaning to Our Jobs by Sebastian Traeger and Greg Gilbert; Old Testament Words for Today by Warren W. Wiersbe; Near to the Heart of God by Robert J. Morgan; The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries edited by Otto Penzler; A Death Long Overdue by Eva Gates
Books finished: 0
Time reading: 3 hours
Time posting:
Snacks: Lunch was Buddy's BBQ
Thoughts: I wish this sinus headache would go away. Gates has some highly quotable passages for librarians!
Non-book activities: Laundry

Total books finished: 0
Total read from: 6
Total time reading: 3 hours

19kac522
Ene 22, 3:18pm

Count me in from Chicago. I have 5 books that I've started and in mid-read, and want to finish at least ONE, maybe even 2. Will start in the evening.

20majkia
Ene 22, 3:40pm

Back again. Jean in Niceville Florida.

21PersephonesLibrary
Ene 22, 4:09pm

I'll try to join in on Saturday and Sunday. Käthe, Austria.

22SilverWolf28
Ene 22, 7:16pm

>16 PaulCranswick: LibraryThing might have eaten your earlier post.

23cbl_tn
Ene 22, 8:09pm

Getting ready to start reading now. I hope to finish Next to Last Stand this evening, then move on to The Plague and I. I also want to read 2 or 3 chapters of They Were Her Property. I'm aiming for one a day but I'm not going to get one in tonight.

24Carmenere
Ene 22, 9:50pm

Friday night update 9:45pm: Well, having read for most of the afternoon and early evening I'm putting my Kindle down for the night.

Books read from: The Other Side of the Door
Books finished: 0
Time reading: 4ish hours
Snacks: Dinner - Mushroom, onion, cheese omelet with a cranberry english muffin
Thoughts: I think I'll watch a couple episodes of Extras and hit the sack.
Non-book activities: Puzzle and placed an order with Bed Bath and Beyond

Total books finished: 0
Total read from: 1
Total time reading: 4 hours

25AnneDC
Ene 22, 10:00pm

Count me in, belatedly. Anne in Washington, DC.

26thornton37814
Ene 22, 10:08pm

Friday 10 pm update:

Books read from: A Death Long Overdue by Eva Gates
Books finished: 0
Time reading: 2 hours
Time posting:
Snacks:
Thoughts: The Bernie memes are cracking me up.
Non-book activities: cat petting, tv watching, catching up on Facebook and LibraryThing threads

Total books finished: 0
Total read from: 6
Total time reading: 5 hours

27PaulCranswick
Editado: Ene 23, 11:33am

>22 SilverWolf28: Hahaha I think so because I was pretty sure I had posted something.

Malaysia morning 11 am. Getting ready to go home from work.


Books Read from : The Nickel Boys, Carrie's War & Swallows and Amazons
Books finished : 0
Time Reading : 3 hours
Food : Home made cinnamon rolls and plenty of coffee
Thoughts : Not by the example of my power but by the power of my example (thanks Joe B)
Non book activities : Work (unfortunately)

Total Books Finished : 1 The Other End of the Line
Total Books Read from : 4
Total time reading : 3 hours

28cbl_tn
Ene 22, 10:39pm

Books read from: Next to Last Stand
Books finished: Next to Last Stand
Time reading: ?
Time posting: ?
Snacks: dinner was turkey pumpkin chili; hot almond milk with honey
Thoughts: Too tired to think
Non-book activities: Watched a Hallmark movie

Total books finished: 1
Total read from: 1
Total time reading: ?

29benitastrnad
Ene 23, 12:17am

Friday night just before midnight in Tuscaloosa, Alabama USA

Books read from: Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker and Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR's Great Supreme Court Justices by Noah Feldman. Recorded book is Island of Sea Women by Linda See

Books finished:

Time reading: 1.5 hours
Time posting:
Supper: Take out Barb-b-q Baker from Jim 'n' Nicks BBQ here in T-town. It was warm comfort food and was greatly appreciated. (It is a baked potato covered in pulled pork slathered in Carolina sauce.)

Thoughts: I have been having a great time analyzing the fashions on display at the recent Inauguration. Something must be wrong with my TV because the fashion critics say that V.P. Harris dress was purple. On my TV and on my computer it shows up as blue. I liked the dress but to me it is blue. Michelle Obama's outfit was described as cranberry. On my TV and on my computer it was a color I call Mulberry. The Obama's were an elegant couple. I don't have the faintest clue what Jennifer Lopez or Lady Gaga was wearing and don't really care. I did notice that President Biden wore very slim cut trousers. I would call them stove pipe trousers and that President G. W. Bush's trousers were too long. They wrinkled at least three times at his shoe tops and probably were dragging on the floor. Hilary Clinton looked great with that frilled scarf that matched her pants outfit, but the star of the show was Bernie and his mittens. I love Bernie! Since we Americans love old politicians it should have been him giving the inaugural address. He has character and panache. Or maybe chutzpah. Oh well - I will take stovepipe legged Biden any day over the G.O.G. (Giant Orange Gasbag)

Books Read From: 3

Total time reading this weekend: 1.5 hours

Total books finished since the read-a-thon began: 96
Total read from: 102
Total time reading since the Social Distancing read-a-thon began: 269hours since April 2020.

30PersephonesLibrary
Ene 23, 3:12am

Saturday, 9.00 am

Books read from: Emilio und das Meer by Elisa Sabatinelli; The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Books finished: 1
Time reading: 1 hour
Time posting: 1 hour
Snacks: breakfast

Total books finished: 1
Total read from: 2
Total time reading: 1 hour

31EllaTim
Ene 23, 5:44am

Count me in as well, Ella in Amsterdam.

Saturday:11.42 am

Just finished one book: Tea with the black Dragon a fast read.
Now on to one of my slow ones.

Activities for today: pick up stuff, call my mother

Coffee. Breakfast to follow.

32elkiedee
Ene 23, 8:37am

>79 Haha at the fashion report. Bernie Sanders' brother Larry is on the BBC radio politics programme Any Questions right now. He's better than the MPs but that isn't saying too much.

33Carmenere
Editado: Ene 23, 10:31am

>29 benitastrnad: "before midnight in Tuscaloosa". That sounds like a title of a great mystery. ;0)
>79 I love the Bernie memes too. It's gotten so ingrained in my brain that I look at every picture as if its hiding a mittened Bernie.

Ok, off to start Saturday's reading. Once again with The Other Side of the Door

34Deedledee
Ene 23, 10:53am

Books read from: We Have Always Been Here Samra Habib
I'm prepping to do a book discussion on last year's Canada Reads books.

Snacks: Left over Chinese food.

Non-book activities: In a few moments I have to go take my friend's dog for a walk.

Total books finished: 0
Total read from: 1

35thornton37814
Ene 23, 11:12am

Hoping to get started on today's reading as soon as I read the last few threads here to catch up on overnight activity. I had a webinar this morning. The Zoom link said it began at 9:00, but it really started at 9:30.

36PaulCranswick
Editado: Ene 23, 9:53pm

Malaysia Saturday night 11 pm.


Books Read from : The Nickel Boys, Carrie's War & Swallows and Amazons
Books finished : 1
Time Reading : 4 hours
Food : Assam Peda Ikan Pari (stingray in a spicy sour sauce with rice and okra)
Thoughts : Not by the example of my power but by the power of my example (thanks Joe B)
Non book activities : A little family time

Total Books Finished : 2 The Other End of the Line, The Nickel Boys
Total Books Read from : 4
Total time reading : 10 hours

37majkia
Ene 23, 11:44am

Saturday morning update from Niceville

Books read from: 2
Books finished: 0 Although I've DNF'd one

Time reading: 4 hours
Time posting:
Snacks: breakfast: oatmeal, and of course hot tea.
Thoughts: I hate to DNF a book, but when I'm avoiding reading it, it is time to Pearl Rule
Non-book activities: TV last night. The Blacklist is back!

Total books finished: 1
Total read from:2
Total time reading: 6 hours

38cbl_tn
Ene 23, 11:46am

Saturday morning update:

Books read from: The Plague and I
Books finished: Next to Last Stand
Time reading: ?
Time posting: ?
Snacks: breakfast was cereal & banana, tea; iced coffee
Thoughts: It's a beautiful, sunny day today. How I have missed the sun!
Non-book activities: Grocery pickup, laundry

Total books finished: 1
Total read from: 2
Total time reading: ?

39AnneDC
Ene 23, 11:51am

Reporting in from Washington, DC

Friday evening report

Books read from: The Hemingses of Monticello, Theater Shoes
Books finished: 1 (The Hemingses of Monticello
Time reading: One hour listening, one hour reading
Time posting: 0
Snacks: Nam khao carryout from local Laotian restaurant
Thoughts: TGIF!
Non-book activities: a nap (it's been a long week), back episodes of The Good Place

Total books finished: 1
Total read from: 2
Total time reading: 2 hours

40susanna.fraser
Ene 23, 12:29pm

>29 benitastrnad: Jim 'n' Nicks?! You're making this Shelby County native on the other side of the country homesick! Seattle is a wonderful city in almost all ways, but it's a BBQ desert.

>39 AnneDC: The Good Place is one of my all-time favorite shows.

Saturday morning in the great-except-for-the-BBQ Pacific Northwest:

Books read from: Rosewater
Books finished: Rosewater
Time reading: 2 hours
Snacks: just had cereal and a banana for breakfast
Thoughts: I'm glad I read this book because it was well-written with fascinating world-building but now I want to read something fun and straightforward with a traditionally likable and heroic protagonist.
Non-book activities: Laundry, podcasts

Total books finished: 1
Total read from: 1
Total time reading: 2 hours

41kac522
Editado: Ene 23, 12:36pm

Friday's reading:

Books read from: 1 - Tales from Shakespeare, Charles & Mary Lamb
Books finished: 0
Time reading: 2 hrs
Thoughts: Slow reading. I think it would be faster (and more interesting) to read the plays.
Non-book activities: my nightly watch of my favorite booktubers.

42benitastrnad
Ene 23, 12:36pm

About noon in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Books read from: A little bit from Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker and a good sized chunk from Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR's Great Supreme Court Justices by Noah Feldman. I didn't drive much yesterday so did listen to much from my recorded book Island of Sea Women by Linda See.

Books finished:

Time reading: 1 hours
Time posting:
lunch: I will get quick take out from Taco Casa

Thoughts: I am going to spend most of today working on my journal article and doing dishes and laundry. Aside from that I am not going to do much because with my injured knee moving has become very painful.

Books Read From: 3

Total time reading this weekend: 2.5 hours

Total books finished since the read-a-thon began: 96
Total read from: 102
Total time reading since the Social Distancing read-a-thon began: 269 hours since April 2020.

43elkiedee
Editado: Ene 23, 10:00pm

6 pm in north London

Books read from: 8
Babita Sharma The Corner Shop 62 pages
Lindsey Davis Poseidon's Gold 14 pages
Lara Feigel The Bitter Taste of Victory 22 pages
Sita Brahmachari Tender Earth 21 pages
Penelope Lively Pack of Cards 19 pages
Laura McVeigh Under the Almond Tree 18 pages
Colson Whitehead The Nickel Boys 20 pages
Jane Smiley Golden Age 32 pages

Total 208 pages

Books finished: 0
Time reading: Not measured
Time posting: Not measured
Snacks: Yogurt, pain au chocolat, small bar of chocolate, several cups of tea
Thoughts: I'm not sure whether I'll finish The Corner Shop tomorrow but probably will fairly soon
Non-book activities: Listening to the radio, messing around online, reading and posting on a couple of WhatsApp discussions

Total books finished: 0
Total read from: 8
Total time reading: Not measured

44PersephonesLibrary
Ene 23, 2:43pm

Saturday, 9.00 pm

Books read from: Emilio und das Meer by Elisa Sabatinelli; Camel Travel by Volha Hapeyeva; The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Books finished: 2
Time reading: 2 hour
Time posting: 1,5 hour

Total books finished: 2
Total read from: 3
Total time reading: 3 hour

45thornton37814
Ene 23, 3:30pm

Saturday 3:30 pm update:

Books read from: Bible (ESV), The Gospel at Work: How the Gospel Gives New Purpose and Meaning to Our Jobs by Sebastian Traeger and Greg Gilbert; Old Testament Words for Today by Warren W. Wiersbe; Near to the Heart of God by Robert J. Morgan; The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries edited by Otto Penzler; A Death Long Overdue by Eva Gates
Books finished: A Death Long Overdue by Eva Gates
Time reading: 3 hours
Time posting:
Snacks: Lunch was grilled cheese
Thoughts: Looking forward to tonight's genealogy chat even though it means less reading time
Non-book activities: catching up on LT threads, Facebook, Food Network, cat petting

Total books finished: 1
Total read from: 6
Total time reading: 9 hours

46torontoc
Ene 23, 4:12pm

Saturday afternoon- I finished reading Ridgerunner this afternoon. The book " broke" my "non reading spell" ( about 11 days) and I am ready to move on!

47kac522
Ene 23, 4:22pm

>46 torontoc: Woo-hoo! A great feeling, isn't it?

48AnneDC
Ene 23, 5:47pm

>40 susanna.fraser: I watched the first two seasons of The Good Place a long time ago, and then got distracted and was waiting for my husband to catch up. Now we're binging through the final season. Love it!

>44 PersephonesLibrary: I loved The Warmth of Other Suns--it was a memorable read and one I often recommend.

>36 PaulCranswick: Hi Paul!

Saturday 9- 5:00 pm

Books read from: Theater Shoes, The Golden Compass
Books finished: 0
Time reading: Two hours reading, 100 minutes listening
Time posting: 10 minutes
Snacks: Hummus bowl with miscellaneous leftovers for lunch
Thoughts: I am enjoying a day with no particular obligations, and settling in with a real comfort read.
Non-book activities: yoga via zoom, cleaning out the refrigerator, a walk

Total books finished: 1
Total read from: 3
Total time reading: 5 hours 40 minutes

49elkiedee
Ene 23, 8:24pm

Now everyone else's touchstones seem to work but not mine (they did earlier, because I had to correct at least 3 of them to get the right book.

50avatiakh
Ene 23, 8:41pm

I'm not reading as much this weekend but have continued with The Wool-pack by Cynthia Harnett and should finish it this evening. I've also listened to several Clarice Lispector short stories and will go back and relisten to them during the week.

no touchstones

51Deedledee
Ene 23, 8:52pm

>46 torontoc:
I've added Ridgerunner to my TBR.

52Deedledee
Ene 23, 8:54pm

Saturday night update:

Books read from: We Have Always Been Here & Children of Blood and Bone
Books finished: 0
Snacks: Does wine count as a snack?
Non-book activities: knitting mittens for my bestie

Total books finished: 0
Total read from: 2

53Carmenere
Ene 23, 9:53pm

Saturday night update: 9:45pm

Books read from: The Other Side of the Door
Books finished: 0
Time reading: 3 hours
Snacks: Dinner - sloppy joes & onion rings
Thoughts: I'd be so sad if the Olympics were again postponed
Non-book activities: A couple episodes of Extras, puzzle

Total books finished: 0
Total read from: 1
Total time reading: 7 hours

54PaulCranswick
Ene 23, 9:57pm

Malaysia Sunday morning 11 am.


Books Read from : Carrie's War & Swallows and Amazons
Books finished : 1
Time Reading : 4 hours
Food : A large pot of English tea (a la John Simpson) and waiting homemade fried rice for breakfast
Thoughts : Not by the example of my power but by the power of my example (thanks Joe B)
Non book activities : Five hours of sleep

Total Books Finished : 3 The Other End of the Line, The Nickel Boys, Swallows and Amazons
Total Books Read from : 4
Total time reading : 14 hours

>48 AnneDC: Glad to see you here too, Anne xx

55torontoc
Ene 23, 11:21pm

Sat night update
I listened to a pod cast/radio play produced by the Tarragon theatre-'It's All True " by Jason Sherman and started a reread of Hamnet for my Monday night bookclub meeting- I am just over half way done and.. the book is still so well written!
Food for supper- leftovers- reheated baked chicken, mushroom kugel, and broccoli, red pepper, red onion and chickpea salad.

56susanna.fraser
Ene 23, 11:41pm

Saturday night @ 8:45 in Seattle:

Books read from: Dactyl Hill Squad
Books finished: Dactyl Hill Squad
Time reading: 2 hours
Snacks: pizza for dinner
Thoughts: Weekends are too short
Non-book activities: Had to pick up a prescription at Target

Total books finished: 2
Total read from: 2
Total time reading: 4 hours

57AnneDC
Ene 24, 2:22am

Saturday 5pm-1am

Books read from: Theater Shoes, The Golden Compass, Purple Hibiscus, Team of Rivals
Books finished: 1
Time reading: 2.5 hours reading, 75 minutes listening
Time posting: 10 minutes
Snacks: Chickpea and turmeric stew, orange, tea
Thoughts: Time for bed
Non-book activities: Making dinner, more The Good Place, starting a sourdough loaf, talking to my daughter

Total books finished: 2
Total read from: 5
Total time reading: 9 hours 25 minutes

58EllaTim
Ene 24, 7:34am

Sunday 13:30

Books read from: Stuff Matters
Books finished: 0
Time reading: 1 hour
Snacks: Breakfast, coffe
Thoughts: I still have some jobs to do
Non-book activities: last evening TV, twitter,

Total books finished: 0
Total read from: 1
Total time reading: 2 hours

Stuff Matters is good, but it isn't the king of book that draws you along. A lot of info to digest.

59torontoc
Ene 24, 8:04am

>51 Deedledee: I really liked Adamson's book The Outlander as well!

60PersephonesLibrary
Ene 24, 8:16am

Sunday, 2 pm

Books read from: Emilio und das Meer; Camel Travel; Einspruch!; The Warmth of Other Suns
Total books finished: 3
Total read from: 4
Total time reading: 5,5

Snacks: Chinese food for lunch

Thoughts: Are there other people reading books or part of books out loud?

Non-book activities: Watching an Agatha Christie adaptation of Then there were none. It's a French TV series called "They were ten" consisting of 6 episodes. I watched 3 yesterday, and will watch the other 3 today. And of course, I will have a look at my rat babies later in the afternoon.

>48 AnneDC: I enjoy it a lot. But I can't read it in one go and have to pause from time to time. Hence, I get to read a few other books during this readathon! I already bought Wilkerson's Caste, too and plan to read that one after I have finished TWOOS.

61Deedledee
Editado: Ene 24, 1:52pm

Sunday noon check-in:

Books read from: We Have Always Been Here, Children of Blood and Bone, From the Ashes: My Story of being Metis, Homeless, and Finding My Way

Books finished: 1
I finished We Have Always Been Here. Samra Habib talks about her life as an immigrant, and being a queer Muslim.

Snacks: COFFEE!

Thoughts: Why are the touchstones working?

Non-book activities: The regular Sunday stuff - laundry, dishes, other things non-fun things required for the continuation of life

Total books finished: 1
Total read from: 3

*ETA touchstones

62majkia
Ene 24, 11:19am

Sunday Morniing Check In

Books read: 2 - started Ghost Talkers
Books Finished - Conspiracies - F. Paul Wilson
Snacks: Hot Tea, breakfast.
Thoughts: yeah, touchstones.
Non-Book activities: cooking breakfast, updating reading database, playing with the dogs.

63thornton37814
Ene 24, 12:33pm

Sunday 12:30 pm update:

Books read from: Gone to the Grave: Burial Customs of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1850-1950 by Abby Burnett; A Real Southern Cook in Her Savannah Kitchen by Dora Charles; Bible (ESV), The Gospel at Work: How the Gospel Gives New Purpose and Meaning to Our Jobs by Sebastian Traeger and Greg Gilbert; Old Testament Words for Today by Warren W. Wiersbe; Near to the Heart of God by Robert J. Morgan
Books finished:
Time reading: 2 hours
Time posting:
Snacks: Breakfast was cinnamon rolls
Thoughts: I want to take the cats to work with me
Non-book activities: Zoom genealogy chat, online church, catching up on FB and LT

Total books finished: 1
Total read from: 8
Total time reading: 11 hours

64avatiakh
Editado: Ene 24, 1:35pm

Early Monday morning

Books read from: The Wool Pack by Cynthia Harnett
Books finished: The Wool Pack
Snacks: nothing as yet
Thoughts: lots of reading to do
Non-book activities: sleeping

65kac522
Editado: Ene 24, 1:27pm

Saturday's reading:

Books read from: 1 -- Lanterns & Lances by James Thurber, essays
Books finished: 1 (above)
Time reading: 3.5 hours
Thoughts: This collection of essays, first published in various magazines from 1953-1961, was near the end of Thurber's life. Mostly funny, there are essays on language, words, and 1950s life. Several allusions to the McCarthy-era tensions among writers. And even one mostly serious essay (with humor) in defense of Henry James.
Non-book activities: Set up a table for a 1000 piece puzzle I bought on Friday and started sorting pieces.

Also--realized that in my Friday update, I forgot to include the 2 hours of audiobook listening to Charles Dickens' Little Dorrit, read by Simon Vance.

Weekend reading to date:
Total books finished: 1
Total read from: 3
Total time reading: 7.5 hours

66susanna.fraser
Ene 24, 4:16pm

Sunday midday:

Books read from: Beowulf: A New Translation
Books finished: Beowulf: A New Translation
Time reading: 2 hours
Snacks: leftover pizza
Thoughts: now I think it's naptime
Non-book activities: YouTube church

Total books finished: 3
Total read from: 3
Total time reading: 6 hours

67torontoc
Ene 24, 6:30pm

Sunday night- finished Hamnet for the second time-( for book club) It is still an amazing novel.
Supper-leftovers
PBS has some good programmes on tonight!

68cbl_tn
Ene 24, 6:44pm

Sunday evening check-in:

Books read from: They Were Her Property, The Plague and I
Books finished: Next to Last Stand
Time reading: ?
Time posting: ?
Snacks: salami, cheese & crackers, blueberries, tea
Thoughts: I miss the sun.
Non-book activities: nap, long walk, balancing checkbook

Total books finished: 1
Total read from: 3
Total time reading: ?

69benitastrnad
Ene 24, 6:51pm

Sunday evening check-in

Books read from: Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker and the rest of Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR's Great Supreme Court Justices by Noah Feldman. I started reading When You Find Me by P. J. Vernon for a book club. My recorded book Island of Sea Women by Linda See.

Books finished: Scorpions: the Battles and Triumphs of FDR's Great Supreme Court Justices by Noah Feldman.

Time reading: 2.5 hours
Time posting:
lunch: Some left over Indian food. Got groceries to cook but don't feel like cooking.

Thoughts: I got up this morning. Went to Starbucks and got a cappuccino. Read the newspaper. Soaked in a tub of Epsom salts. Ate some lunch. Slept all afternoon. Then read until I finished my book. Now I will watch Masterpiece Theater and then go to bed again.

Books Read From: 4

Total time reading this weekend: 2.5 hours

Total books finished since the read-a-thon began: 97
Total read from: 103
Total time reading since the Social Distancing read-a-thon began: 271.5 hours since April 2020.

70thornton37814
Ene 24, 9:48pm

Sunday 10:00 pm update:

Books read from: A Real Southern Cook in Her Savannah Kitchen by Dora Charles; The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries edited by Otto Penzler
Books finished:
Time reading: 1 hours
Time posting:
Snacks: Took left over green enchilada chicken soup for supper to work
Thoughts:
Non-book activities: work

Total books finished: 1
Total read from: 8
Total time reading: 12 hours

71cbl_tn
Ene 24, 9:53pm

Sunday evening check-in:

Books read from: The Plague and I
Books finished: Next to Last Stand
Time reading: ?
Time posting: ?
Snacks: carrot sticks, hot almond milk & honey
Thoughts: I'm having trouble keeping my eyes open so I'll take myself off to bed soon.
Non-book activities: washing dishes

Total books finished: 1
Total read from: 3
Total time reading: ?

72elkiedee
Ene 24, 11:42pm

after midnight Sunday night/Monday morning
reading between 6 pm Saturday and midnight Sunday

Books read from: 3
Babita Sharma The Corner Shop 48 pages - finished
Lindsey Davis Poseidon's Gold 4 pages
Beth O'Leary, The Road Trip 38 pages (Netgalley ebook, no page numbers, 77 page turns

total 90 pages

Books finished: 1
Time reading: Not measured
Time posting: Not measured
Breakfast: Yogurt, pain au chocolat
Snacks: chocolate, crisps, tangerine
Several cups of tea
Tea (evening meal): Pasta, chicken goujons and cucumber
Non-book activities: Listening to the radio, messing around online, reading and posting on a couple of WhatsApp discussions

Whole readathon period

Total books finished: 1
Total read from: 9
Pages: 298
Total time reading: Not measured

73avatiakh
Ene 25, 12:16am

>72 elkiedee: How is the O'Leary book? I liked The Flatshare and her other one was ok.

74PaulCranswick
Ene 25, 12:18am

For me end of Readathon

TOTAL BOOKS COMPLETED : 4
TOTAL BOOKS READ FROM : 6

Books read : Swallows and Amazons
Carrie's War
The Nickel Boys
The Other End of the Line

Read from : Shuggie Bain & Judge Savage

Total Reading Time : Approximately 20 hours.

75AnneDC
Ene 25, 12:44am

Sunday reading

Books read from: The Golden Compass, Purple Hibiscus, Team of Rivals, Longitude
Books finished: 1
Time reading: 4 hours 15 minutes reading, 239 minutes listening
Time posting: 10 minutes
Snacks: dinner: steak, roasted vegetables, king cake
Thoughts: Today I had the longest stretch of uninterrupted reading I've done for a long time.
Non-book activities: Walking dog, laundry, yoga, Sunday New York Times, baking sourdough, making dinner, more of The Good Place,

Total books finished: 3
Total read from: 6
Total time reading: 19 hours 40 minutes

76Carmenere
Editado: Ene 25, 11:35am

Monday morning 10am and closing out a successful readathon

Books read from: The Other Side of the Door
Books finished: 1
Time reading: 3 hours
Snacks: Dinner - leftover sloppy joes and potato chips
Thoughts: How does Tom Brady do it?!
Non-book activities: Football: GB vs TB

Total books finished: 1
Total read from: 1
Total time reading: 10 hours

77kac522
Ene 25, 10:33am

Sunday's reading:

Books read from: 2 -- Tales from Shakespeare, Charles & Mary Lamb; Little Dorrit, Dickens, audiobook read by Simon Vance.
Books finished: 1 -- Tales from Shakespeare
Time reading: 5.5 hours
Thoughts: Don't know how kids would find this Shakespeare re-telling very interesting.

Weekend wrap-up:
Total books finished: 2
Total read from: 3
Total time reading: 13 hours
Successful reading weekend--finished 2 books. Thanks for this incentive!

78elkiedee
Ene 25, 12:37pm

>73 avatiakh: I quite enjoyed The Road Trip, as I did Beth O'Leary's first two books. I think The Flatshare was her best. My current reading does include some more heavyweight stuff but I decided it would be good to read something a bit escapist too. I finished it this afternoon and have started the latest (to be published next month) episode in Elly Grffiths' Ruth Galloway series, The Night Hawks.

79susanna.fraser
Ene 25, 8:32pm

Belatedly logging my Sunday evening reading:

Books read from: Dinosaurs: How They Lived and Evolved, Moontangled
Books finished: Moontangled
Time reading: 2 hours
Snacks: orange chicken
Thoughts: a good weekend of reading
Non-book activities: watched WandaVision

Total books finished: 4
Total read from: 5
Total time reading: 8 hours

80SilverWolf28
Ene 28, 2:54pm