Saturday, April 10, 2010

Read-a-thon Update, 3rd hour

Title of book(s) read since last update: City of Cannibals
Number of books read since started: 1/4 of one, 3/4 of another
Pages read since last update: 187
Running total of pages read since you started: 257
Amount of time spent reading since last update: 1.5 hours
Running total of time spent reading since you started: 2.5 hours

Two older women have joined me at my tiny table at Starbucks. They have covered their half in paper towels and keep glancing at my book and/or computer dubiously. I don't know if they think I'm weird for reading/blogging in Starbucks, or if they wish I wasn't taking up space at the table. Whatever - they're the ones that joined me. I've been here since 8:15 or so.

I want to do more reading than blogging today, but I pick up the computer to check the challenges and I really like hour three's mini-challenge! I'm not putting much thought into this one - I could spend hours deliberating my answers, but I need to get back to 16th century London (in City of Cannibals).

This is hosted by Til We Read Again.

Favorite Female Character in a book: Katniss from The Hunger Games
Favorite Male Character in a book: Logan from Almost Perfect
Favorite Side Kick in a book: Gonzo from Going Bovine
Favorite Couple in a Book: Probably just because I finished reading it, but right now Lennie and Joe from The Sky is Everywhere
Favorite Book Series: Animorphs (spent too many years of my life obsessing over that series to considering anything else at the moment!)
Favorite Author: Scott Westerfeld
Favorite Book Cover: I really like the Out of my Mind cover right now - illustrates a great metaphor from the book.
Favorite Book of 2009: UGH. Catching Fire? I don't know - I couldn't rank my favorites in December, and four months hasn't changed anything!

Okay, I'm going to relinquish my table to these ladies so I stop getting the stink eye from them. Going to pack up and head back home, reading more of City of Cannibals on the bus!


Beth F said...

How do your eyes feel?
Scanning the pages
Close them to get rest

Haiku #7 (inspired by Dawn @ She Is Too Fond of Books)

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Oh wow you are rocking through the readathon! Nice job!!!

Readathon Cheerleader :D

Kailana said...

Katniss is a great heroine! Happy reading!

Shanyn said...

My Book
by David L. Harrison

I did it!
I did it!
Come and look at what I've done!
I read a book!
When someone wrote it
Long ago
For me to read,
How did he know
That this was the book
I'd take from the shelf
And lie on the floor
And read by myself?
I really read it!
Just like that!
Word by word,
From first to last!

Darren @ Bart's Bookshelf said...

You're doing great :) Keep reading!

kikiv68 said...

"A story to me means a plot where there is some surprise. Because that is how life is- full of surprises", by Isaac Bashevis Singer. I hope your day is full of book surprises. Happy Reading!
Readthon Cheeleader

Beth F said...

Books, books
They're everywhere
How you read them
We don't care!

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.


Shelley said...

I love Scott Westerfeld too. Here's a cheer to keep you going:

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!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Hope you are still reading on :)

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