And so my day of reading begins....and continues...

I'll be using this post for my Read-a-thon adventures today...

7:26 am Finished The Floating Islands. Like the first half much better (schools are a favorite thing of mine to read about), but liked the book as a whole too. Will be reviewing it this week. Half an hour left--on to The Oracle Betrayed....

9:47 Read two thirds of The Floating Islands. Enjoyed the book so much that I didn't want to rush through it with a slightly tired mind, so I turned to something completely different--Ten Miles Past Normal, Frances O'Roark Dowell-- a high school adventure with a nice moral. Enjoyed it. Have now read two books from the Library Book TBR category, one book from the For Review Category, and 2/3 of a book from the Bought for Self category. And planted pansies.

4:40 Sometimes a girl just has to go outside and plant pansies. Not much reading done the last two hours.....

1:57 My Unfair Godmother finished--I was pleasantly surprised to find this was a time travel book, so I'll be reviewing it for next Timeslip Tuesday.

I also visited the post office, and tended to the simple but constant needs of my children (on Saturdays my husband goes up to Boston to teach Irish piping). Now I am going to take them on a promised outing...so no time to read much in the next hour. :(

9:58 Blue Fire finished. It's the second book of a series (The Healing Wars), one of those serii in which the first book needs to be read first (which happily I had done already). Blue Fire is just about entirely Action--lots of people busily running into, and out of, danger, when they aren't busily planning what dangerous thing to do next. I liked the first book, which had more world building and character development, better.

On to My Unfair Godmother...

8:39 am: Here I am, dutifully participating in the first Participatory Element.

1)Where are you reading from today?

I'm reading from the historic **** House (I had to take the name out, because it's google-able) somewhere in southern New England...(I don't like being too easy to find, although, since I am the only archaeologist named Charlotte in southern New England (I think), it is moderately moot).

2)Three random facts about me… 1. When we bought the historic I.B. Sweet house, we thought (ha ha) it would be but the work of moments to fix it up. 11 years into it, I'm planning on spending a good part of this weekend in the barn, stripping crazed (not insanse, but cracked) varnish off the sun room's crown molding. 2. I keep books under my bed 3. I keep books in my dumbwaiter

3)How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours? and 4)Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?

see this post from yesterday

5)If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time?

My advice, as a relaxed read-a-thoner, is not to get too het up about it. It's supposed to be fun, so don't push yourself to read if you aren't enjoying it anymore!


  1. ALSO why I like you: you're just as contrary as I am. Enjoy Blue Fire...

  2. Good luck with the marathon! It's raining here, a wonderful day to fill with books.

  3. well, actually I picked Blue Fire first because there are holds on it at the library and I felt Guilty....

    I wish it was raining here, campbele! But it's sunny, and getting warmer...and there's lots to do outside...Not Good.

  4. That's really good advice - just have fun. I hope you're having a great day so far!

  5. Congratulations! You've won a read-a-thon prize! Look on the read-a-thon's prize page, pick your prize, then email me with your mailing address and prize choice. Thanks again!

  6. Happy Reading and also enjoy your time in the garden :)

    It's overcast and chilly here so I'm jealous of your nice weather ... though the poor weather outside makes it easier to read.

  7. You're doing great!!! Happy Reading!


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