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 through...so 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!