I am still worn out from reading, it is exhausting getting up at 4:45am to read. But it is so worth it. I read two books and listened to a few short stories, so I am not exactly sure of my word count. I read The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson and Binti by Nnedi Okorafor. Both amazing books.
I took a bread about 11am and did some errands that took longer then I thought they would. I ate only two of my snack items! The hummus and pita chips, then a candy bar. For lunch we went to Amy’s Drive-IN and got the extra spicy vegan burger it was so good.
\On Sunday to recover from mostly sitting all day I made a loaf of sourdough bread, and then worked on my possum belly bakers table. I was able to put two coats of the new oil stain on it. That means on Wednesday when it is dry, I can start waxing it. I know woodworkers out there might be wondering why I am not using a sealant. Well, the table is over 100 years old and I want to put a wax seal on it. Do it the hard way, but it is looking beautiful, it I may say so. Once it is all done I will post before and after photos of it.
One of the mini-challenges for Dewey’s is called decades of reading. It is hosted by Just One More Thing, and it is a fun challenge that requires some thought. So here are my decades.
1970’s Nancy Drew by Carolin Keen
1980’s Lord of the Rings by Tolkien
1990’s The Ivory and the Horn by Charles de Lint
2000’s Harry Potter by JK Rowling
2010’s Hounded by Kevin Hearne
As of right now for the read-a-thon I have read two books one 622 pages and that is The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wlkerson and then a book called Binti by Nnedi Okorafor who is fast becoming one of my most favorite authors.
1. What are you reading right now? The Warmth of Other Suns, I am almost finished with it!
2. How many books have you read so far? Just this one
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? I had an appointment at noon then had to go to Costco, and Target I just got home.
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? I am so tired, I just want a nap, but if I nap I do not sleep at night.
I have been reading since 5:00am pacific time and it is time for me to take a break. I am going to make a donation run, hopefully, to help those who have lost things in the fire. Then to the farmers market. I am not driving so I will be taking my book that I am currently reading with me. It is amazing and I cannot wait to tell everyone about it.
This book is amazing and yes, that is an empty cup of coffee, I just finished it.
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Northern California
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? A Plage of Giants by Kevin Hearne
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? I got lots of fruit and veggies
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I have two cats and a dog, The cats are Squeeker (6), Poirot (5 Months) and Dobbie (11 yo German Shephard) and one of them just yacked.
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? I did not participate in the last one, I forgot about it.
It is time for the Dewy’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon and because this is the tenth year they have a special challenge 10 years, 10 books. So here is my list of 10 books published in the last ten years.
2007 The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
2008 The Grave Yardbook by Neil Gaiman
2009 Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
2010 The Immortal Life of Henretta Lacks by Rebecka Skloot
2011 The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth by Alexandra Robbins
2012 The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
2013 The Cats of Tanglewood Forrest by Charles de Lint
2014 Console Wars by Blake Harris
2015 The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
2016 Beartown by Fredrick Backman
2017 A Plague of Giants by Kevin Hearne