Monday, November 28, 2011

Thankfully Reading Weekend Wrap-Up

I've never participated in a ReadAThon before because I just couldn't imagine somehow being able to just read, read and read without much interruption.   The weekend after Thanksgiving is usually a pretty low key weekend for me anyway though because I've spent the prior couple of weeks at least preparing for Thanksgiving.  So, I thought, why not??  Rainy, cold weather and a smidgen of the crud myself even added to my stay in bed or in the recliner and read mode.  And, nobody, not one soul questioned it :):):)

I finished 3 books this weekend: Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier, Bossypants by Tina Fey and The Children of Henry VIII by Alison Weir.  I took reading breaks in between them to go ahead and start the reviews while things were fresh on my mind.  I did a few dishes, kept the laundry going, graded just a few papers, and caught up on my blog reading, but other than those little breaks here and there over the last 3 days, I just read...just gloriously read.

Cold Mountain was my current read, so I finished it first, and I will still going be discussing it with my students this upcoming Wednesday.  I did finish my review for this one and posted it Friday. 

Bossypants was one I kept picking up and putting back down.  I was ready to be done with it though.  Tina Fey is funny as all get out, but I think I would have liked this one more had I been an SNL fan during her tenure or a 30 Rock watcher.

Last but not least, The Children of Henry VIII was one I wasn't rushing much information to digest in this one...but I'm definitely now ready to move on to the next Weir historical narrative...good good stuff.

I'll have to work on some projects tomorrow and grade more than a few papers, but it was worth it!! 
Ready for the next ReadAThon!


  1. Did you know there is another read-a-thon next weekend? :-)

    I don't think I'll join that one. That's asking a bit much of the family, especially as it's an 24 hour readathon. Well, maybe...

  2. Wow! You did really well! My first time doing a readthon was in September, and I finished one audiobook, one historical fiction novel, and one graphic novel. I love it when I have the freedom to just sit and read and not be responsible for anything else. Glad you had such a good time!

  3. Seems like you had a good readathon experience, and I'm jealous of your leisurely weekend! My sister is getting married next Saturday so you can imagine the chaos in my family at the moment ....

  4. I am glad you enjoyed your first readathon! I always look forward to participating in them, especially when they are as laid back as this one was!