January 2015 National Readathon Day ReadaThing: LOGBOOK

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January 2015 National Readathon Day ReadaThing: LOGBOOK

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1LucindaLibri
tammikuu 23, 2015, 2:03pm

I'm starting this early because I may be a few minutes late to kickoff my own Readathing :) (Sorry, I forgot I have an errand to run right around that time.)

Here's where we will post what we are reading (or have read) during the ReadaThing, fun things about where we are reading or what we are eating/drinking while we read, etc. Also a place to ask each other questions about our books, etc.

I never posted a "what I plan to read" thread, so feel free to post that info here before you read.

Kickoff is in a few hours!!

2LucindaLibri
tammikuu 23, 2015, 2:07pm

I plan to continue reading Louise Erdrich's Tales of Burning Love and/or start a mini-binge on books by Kate DiCamillo (a local author who's been in the news lately). Yesterday I picked up Because of Winn-Dixie, The Magician's Elephant, and The Tiger Rising in the Children's section of my local library.

3LucindaLibri
Muokkaaja: tammikuu 23, 2015, 6:58pm

Okay, I made it home in time to get things started. I've brewed a cup of tea and fed the cat (in the hopes that she will let me read for an hour (unlikely)).

Happy Reading!!

And remember to note the times you read in the WIKI:
http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/ReadaThing-Jan2015
Thanks!

4FHC
Muokkaaja: tammikuu 23, 2015, 7:10pm

I'm reading London Dawn a historical fiction about WWII,
written by Canadian author Murray Pura .
Book 3 of The Danforths of Lancashire. Very well done Downton Abbeyish. Worth the read as I've completed first 2 in the series earlier...

I found the timezone converter helpful in deciding where I was at for beginning the Readathing tonite - started at 5 pm cst here on the Canadian prairies. Cuppa tea on the go :)

5LucindaLibri
tammikuu 23, 2015, 8:00pm

>4 FHC:
Those sound good.

I use this one to make the spreadsheets and check the timeline:
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html
There's a world map at that site that is also useful.

6FHC
tammikuu 23, 2015, 8:23pm

great - thanks for that helpful link. So I started 1 hr prior to the beginning of the chart times ( for my records )

7jjmcgaffey
tammikuu 24, 2015, 2:49am

Finally got some time to read and started Nightshifted by Cassie Alexander - which I got as an ARC (don't remember where - it's not an ER book, I don't think). The series is now up to 5 books, I think... Interesting, though the protagonist makes some seriously stupid choices.

But tomorrow I'll be doing a workshop all day, probably until 8 pm, so I doubt I'll manage any reading time (sigh). If I get some time on the way or in a break, I'll be reading Season of the Sun by Catherine Coulter - my current ebook (not bringing a physical book, I'll have enough to carry).

8Carmenere
Muokkaaja: tammikuu 24, 2015, 11:35am

I'm here to begin my first shift - 8 am to 10 am. I'll be starting off w/Into the Woods
ETA: Correct title Through the Woods

9ELiz_M
tammikuu 24, 2015, 8:14am

I am in the middle of The Time of the Hero and hope to finish it sometime this weekend. The weather here in NYC is crap, so it's a perfect day to stay inside curled up in the recliner with my book and a cup of coffee.

10framboise
Muokkaaja: tammikuu 24, 2015, 9:34am

I am in bed with my cat at my side, getting ready to continue Intern: A Doctor's Initiation. Interesting, but not enthralling. I am halfway through.

11FHC
tammikuu 24, 2015, 10:17am

Completed London Dawn Murray Pura (early for me) this a.m.
will add my reading times next...

12LucindaLibri
tammikuu 24, 2015, 11:26am

>8 Carmenere: Is there a book of Into the Woods?? I only know it as a play (and now a movie).

I read a bit early this morning with my tea, though I forgot to note the time (approx. 7:30-8:30am CST) so I'll leave it in the no-timeline category. I started Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard. I can't believe I've never read this book! Referenced in MANY other books I've read, so decided I should finally read it . . . marvelous descriptions of nature by someone curious enough to investigate the world around them and skillful enough to write about it.

13Carmenere
Muokkaaja: tammikuu 24, 2015, 11:38am

>12 LucindaLibri: Oh, I'm sorry, I meant to type Through the Woods. I just woke up and hadn't had my first cup of coffee when I typed that, what can I say?

ETA: I'll be back around 12ish to continue with The Imitation of Wings. Hope all readathon/thingers are having a good time!

14tames
tammikuu 24, 2015, 12:03pm

Getting started... I am rereading Middlemarch as my main selection. I am on page 158 of Book 1 (Miss Brooke). Starting the water boiling for some green(raw) puer tea - Seven Cups Special Order Cake 2008

15sea-turtle
Muokkaaja: tammikuu 24, 2015, 12:18pm

I am reading the The Paying Guests while enjoying a hot cup of or and tea with honey and an orange Prim cookie. We are in the mist of a snowstorm, so I too am enjoying a quite day of reading.

16LucindaLibri
tammikuu 24, 2015, 12:25pm

>13 Carmenere: Ahhh, TTW sounds rather creepy . . .

>15 sea-turtle: The Paying Guests is on my Wishlist . . . so let me know how you like it. I've read and enjoyed Fingersmith and The Night Watch.

17tames
tammikuu 24, 2015, 1:09pm

Middlemarch Book 2, Chapter 1 introduction verse

1st Gent:
How class you man? - as better than most,
Or, seeming better, worse beneath that cloak?
As saint or knave, pilgrim or hypocrite?

2nd Gent:
Nay, tell me how you class your wealth of books,
The derived relics of all time. As well
Sort them at once by size and livery:
Vellum, tall copies, and the common calf
Will hardly cover more diversity
Than all your labels cunningly devised
To class your unread authors.

18sea-turtle
tammikuu 24, 2015, 1:54pm

LucindaLibr. I am 70 pages into it. My first impression is that it is a slow moving novel. Little details of the characters are revealed slowly over the pages. My library has what they refer to as the " express read." These books can only be checked out for 7days and cannot be renewed or reserved. It was an impulse selection, but one that I am enjoying.

19tames
Muokkaaja: tammikuu 24, 2015, 2:56pm

>12 LucindaLibri: - this book sounds interesting. I read a few of the reviews here at LT. I am not one for the theology references, but if you can get past that I hope it can be enjoyable - I may have to add it to my library :)

20Carmenere
tammikuu 24, 2015, 4:12pm

All done! I read about 100 pages of The Invention of Wings while preparing dinner. I may go back to it now that the pot roast is simmering.

21tames
tammikuu 24, 2015, 4:13pm

Got to page 256 in Middlemarch. I am enjoying my reread of this book very much. Thanks LucindaLibri for bringing the National Readathon to our attention!

22FHC
tammikuu 24, 2015, 4:20pm

The Vintage Teacup Club by Brit author, Vanessa Greene, my 2nd read.
3 women and their shared stories after deciding to share the vintage teaset they find at a car boot sale.
No snowing here - a nice winter break!

Melting mozza sticks snacking ...

23Peace2
tammikuu 24, 2015, 4:38pm

Have spent most of my listening time today with The Traveler by John Twelve Hawks (which for some bizarre reason touchstones to Lolita automatically when using the UK spelling!). Not overly enjoying it - although it's a creepy concept with regard to today's society.

24LucindaLibri
tammikuu 24, 2015, 4:48pm

>20 Carmenere: The Invention of Wings is also on my Wishlist (waiting for the paperback to come out).

I read on and off during the "official" Noon-4pm Readathon. I started the afternoon sitting in the sun in this spot in the dining room (in a rocking chair which is usually reserved for the cat).



Read more of Tales of Burning Love which I'm enjoying quite a bit.

Took breaks for lunch, a shower, and a nap . . . though I was "listening" to The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens during my nap, so kind of still reading :)

25LucindaLibri
tammikuu 24, 2015, 10:43pm

Looks like I'm not the only one who ran out of steam on this one :) I continued in Tales of Burning Love from 4-6 pm CST, took a break for dinner, then never made it back to reading. Still happy with the amount of reading I accomplished today.

26tardis
tammikuu 25, 2015, 9:56am

Polished off The Damnation Affair last night and made a good start on The Red Plague Affair.