Saturday, October 24, 2009

Read-a-Thon: First book completed

I finished Wintergirls. Laurie Halse Anderson's writing is, as always, fantastic. And it slows me down, because I want to take in every word in the order each one is written. My interruptions included chills that inspired me to make hot chocolate, my kitten Wavey crawling onto my chest and demanding cuddles, and a growly stomach which I fed with some PB-chocolate oatmeal and OJ. It's taken me a lot longer to get through this first book than I expected. I have to force myself not to be impatient. I don't know why I don't read as quickly now as I used to, but I can deal with it.

Maybe I just didn't used to pay such close attention. Also, Anderson's books also cause the scholarly part of my brain to break away and examine her use of literary effects.

But boy does that pile of books I borrowed from the library look a lot taller now...


softdrink said...

Traditional read-a-thon blessing:

May the bookshelf be there to greet you.
May all the books appeal.
May the fridge be full of tasty snacks;
the words fall soft upon your eyes and until the read-a-thon ends,
may you always hold a book in the palm of your hand.

Good luck today!

Michelle said...

You're doing great! PB-Chocolate oatmeal? That sounds fab! Enjoy your next book!

alitareads said...

Happy Read-a-Thon day! Congrats on finishing your book! Have fun today and enjoy the wonderful books you have lined up :)

Linda said...

Good job on finishing a book! Keep it up.

Eva said...

I'm popping by again to offer some more cheering! Give me an R! Give me an E! Give me an A! Give me a D! What does that spell?! Read! Read! Read!

Congrats on finishing a book! When I read Wintergirls, I felt like I was in an emotional coma for two days afterwards-I'm impressed you read it during read-a-thon.

bermudaonion said...

You're doing great! I can't wait to read Wintergirls.