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Social Distancing Readathon #2 - March 27-29

75 Books Challenge for 2020

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1bell7
Edited: Mar 27, 7:40pm Top

A few people wanted a repeat readathon, so here you go! Some of us are social distancing, others are sheltering in place - and we are all reading together. Comfort reads, challenging reads, rereads, or just keeping us company while our brain stubbornly won't let us read, all are welcome here.

Edited to add - there's usually a timeframe, too, isn't there? I'm going to be pretty loose about it again, anywhere from about 5 p.m. on Friday to midnight Sunday in your preferred time zone.

Here are some options for updates -

Books read from:
Books finished:
Time reading:
Time posting:
Snacks:
Thoughts:
Non-book activities:

Total books finished:
Total read from:
Total time reading:

Who is participating:
1. Mary (bell7)
2. Paul (PaulCranswick)
3. Richard (richardderus)
4. Cyrel (torontoc)
5. Kerri (avatiakh)
6. PawsforThought
7. Charlotte (charl08)
8. Susan (susanj67)
9. Mamie (Crazymamie)
10. Katie (katiekrug)
11. Stasia (alcottacre)
12. Jim (drneutron)
13. Rebecca (Rebeki)
14. Carrie (cbl_tn)
15. Suzanne (Chatterbox)
16. Janet (Majel-Susan)
17. Dejah_Thoris
18. Lynda (Carmenere)
19. LibraryLover23
20. Donna (Donna828)
21. Susanna (susanna.fraser)

2PaulCranswick
Mar 25, 8:30pm Top

I'm in again Mary

3richardderus
Mar 25, 9:16pm Top

I'll try again, hoping for a better result:

Books read from:
Books finished:
Time reading:
Time posting:
Snacks:
Thoughts:
Non-book activities:

Total books finished:
Total read from:
Total time reading:

4torontoc
Mar 25, 10:58pm Top

I'm in! I'll have better food this time- my chocolate was delivered along with my other groceries today.

5avatiakh
Mar 26, 2:31am Top

I'm also in and should do better this time round.

6PawsforThought
Mar 26, 3:21am Top

Count me in! I likely won't get any more reading done than last weekend, but still. I'm going to try and finish Lord Tony's Wife and make some real headway with Hercule Poirot's Christmas. And if I need a break from hunching over a book I'll hunch over a jigsaw and listen to Middlemarch. So the goal is to finish one book and get around halfway through the others.

7charl08
Mar 26, 3:25am Top

I'm in too - thanks Mary.

8susanj67
Mar 26, 7:17am Top

I'm going to join too - thank you Mary! I have a stack of library books that I haven't even opened. I need to wrestle my brain back into reading.

9Crazymamie
Mar 26, 8:18am Top

I'm in again - thanks, Mary!

10katiekrug
Mar 26, 8:51am Top

Count me in once again. I hope to do better this time!

11alcottacre
Mar 26, 9:45am Top

I am in again too, Mary! Thank you!

12drneutron
Mar 26, 7:08pm Top

I’m in too! Also added this to the group wiki.

13bell7
Mar 26, 7:45pm Top

Welcome new and returning participants! I just so happen to be finishing up a couple of books tonight, and I'm looking forward to this weekend's readathon with a couple of brand-new (to me) books. Hope you've got a stack ready to go!

>12 drneutron: Great, thanks, Jim!

14avatiakh
Mar 27, 2:39am Top

Ok, an update from me as it's already 7.30pm here in New Zealand.

Books read from: Yesterday in the Back Lane by Bernice Rubens
Books finished: 0
Time reading: about 20mins
Snacks: Dinner was a couple of scoops of guacamole dip and then a small helping of creamy oven baked potatoes (Gratin Dauphinois). Possibly something else later.
Thoughts: Classic black comedy from Rubens.
Non-book activities: Setting up a spare laptop, making dinner, reading today's horoscopes from newspaper, tv news.

Total books finished: 0
Total read from: 1
Total time reading: 20mins

15PaulCranswick
Mar 27, 3:52am Top

Im going to start in about half an hour.

Also I'm going to read books with more plot so:

The Thief
The Librarian
Frozen Moment

will intersperse as I try to finish

The Holy Fox
Waverley
and
The English Civil War

John Adams
The Reivers
and
The Elected Member

may make progress but I will struggle to finish them

16Rebeki
Mar 27, 4:14am Top

I'm not a member of the 75 books group, but found this thread while idly browsing LT during a bout of wakefulness and would love to join in :)

I'm in London, so have some hours to go, but I'll probably start in earnest tomorrow. I've only done one readathon before and it led me to two discoveries: 1) I'm a relatively slow reader; and 2) as much as reading is my favourite thing to do, I can't actually concentrate on it for too long at a time. I'll be aiming for plenty of short, sweet reading sessions interspersed with other activities.

17charl08
Mar 27, 5:07am Top

>16 Rebeki: You're very welcome, but do be warned that the 75ers can be difficult to leave! 😀

Hope you enjoy your reading - we all have different things going on, and different approaches to reading, and no one is judging (especially not now!)

18avatiakh
Mar 27, 5:25am Top

Another update from an almost 10.30pm New Zealand

Books read from: Yesterday in the Back Lane by Bernice Rubens
Books finished: 0
Time reading: about 30mins
Snacks: a small piece of hazelnut chocolate
Thoughts: I need to focus on The Absolute Book
Non-book activities: family interactions, reading news articles online, helping son again with laptop

Total books finished: 0
Total read from: 1
Total time reading: 50 mins

Going to read in bed now.

19PawsforThought
Mar 27, 5:25am Top

>16 Rebeki: You're more than welcome to join us!

20cbl_tn
Mar 27, 6:09am Top

I'm in! I may not do a whole lot of reading on Saturday. It's supposed to be a nice day so I need to wash windows, clean my deck, and take the dog on a long walk.

21PaulCranswick
Mar 27, 6:28am Top

>16 Rebeki: Rebecca please do join the Readathon. If you want to join the 75ers that's great too!

22PaulCranswick
Edited: Mar 27, 10:56pm Top

Books read from: The English Civil War by David Clark
Books finished: 1
Time reading: 2 hours
Time posting: 18.30 Friday Evening
Snacks: An apple and a plum
Thoughts: Starting to really look forward to these readathons!
Non-book activities: Nada

Books finished: 1 The English Civil War by David Clark
Total Pages: 154pp
Total time reading : 2 hours

Well I am off to a flyer and taking advantage of the timezones at the same time!

23bell7
Mar 27, 7:41am Top

>16 Rebeki: Echoing others to say absolutely join in! I'm planning on breaking up my reading too, it's totally up to you and how you want to structure it.

>20 cbl_tn: Gotcha Carrie! I'll add you to the list.

24PawsforThought
Mar 27, 9:51am Top

I've been listening to Middlemarch for most of the day at work so have already made a decent dent in my planned reading for the weekend/readathon. Will continue to listen to this audiobook while doing a 2000 piece jigsaw and mixing that up with readin the physical books that I really ought to get back to the library before they close (if they'll close). Will probably also go for a walk or two, help my mum sow the seeds for the summers vegetable garden crop, clear out some old papers and hopefully get some knitting done.

25Chatterbox
Mar 27, 10:46am Top

I'm baaaack for more.

I plan to finish The Brothers York by Thomas Penn, and Mrs Mohr Goes Missing, a new historical mystery translated from the Polish and set in Cracow circa 1890s.

After that? I'll see what piques my interest.

26Majel-Susan
Edited: Mar 27, 4:29pm Top

I'll join in too this weekend! I'm hoping to finish some of the books that have been lingering in my current reads for a while, namely, Murder on the Orient Express, Mountains Beyond Mountains, and maybe even, The Phantom Tollbooth (this one I've been dragging on since December :P ).

27Rebeki
Mar 27, 11:55am Top

>17 charl08:, >19 PawsforThought:, >21 PaulCranswick:, >23 bell7: Thanks for the warm welcome :)
Sadly, I don't generally have much time for posting on LT. I was a member of Club Read for a few years, but life has become far too busy to keep up a thread there. Now I'm a ROOTer, but not even doing a great job of posting there, so I doubt I'd keep up with the 75-ers. Obviously I have a bit more time on my hands just now though, so am very grateful for this well-timed readathon!

28Dejah_Thoris
Mar 27, 12:10pm Top

Add me in, please. It's been a long time since I participated in a readathon.....

29richardderus
Mar 27, 1:16pm Top

Books read from: The Secret Chapter
Books finished: 0
Time reading: 1h20m
Time posting: 1314
Snacks: buffalo-chicken sammy
Thoughts: *aaarrrgh*
Non-book activities: arguing w management that I should be able to go grocery shopping tomorrow from 6a to 730a...manager of facility said he'll go buy my groceries.

Total books finished: 0
Total read from: 1
Total time reading: 1h20m

30Crazymamie
Mar 27, 1:16pm Top

>16 Rebeki: Welcome! I'm happy to see you joining in here.

I am hoping to get more reading in this time around - we'll see, I guess.

31avatiakh
Mar 27, 2:25pm Top

7.15am check in - Saturday morning

Books read from: Yesterday in the Back Lane by Bernice Rubens, The Silk Princess by Charles Santore & The Unmapped Sea by Maryose Wood
Books finished: 1
Time reading: about 30mins
Snacks: early morning coffee
Thoughts: thanks whisper1 (Linda) for posting about the Santore book
Non-book activities: sleep

Total books finished: 1
Total read from: 3
Total time reading: 80 mins

The Silk Princess by Charles Santore is an illustrated story about how silk was discovered. Delightful children's story with beautiful illustrations.


I will now drive my daughter to her essential work, I prefer this than her catching multiple buses across city and waiting at various bus stations during lockdown. She has casual work at a foodkit business and has been called in to do more days to meet demand.

32bell7
Mar 27, 3:10pm Top

Trying to keep our list in message #1 up-to-date but only checking periodically until my work day officially ends - shout if I miss you!

When I finish up in a couple of hours, I'm looking forward to delving into The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue and So You Want to Talk About Race.

33Carmenere
Mar 27, 3:28pm Top

I just found this thread and I would love to be included. Thank you for starting this, I need something to take me away from bad news and facebook notifications.
Stay well fellow readers!

34charl08
Mar 27, 3:33pm Top

Books read from: Murder by Milk Bottle
Books finished: 0
Time reading:an hour or two, on and off
Time posting: 19:29 UK time
Eating: Mash potato and sausage
Thoughts: If I wash my hands anymore I'm going to have to find a better hand cream.
Total books finished: 0
Total read from: 1
Total time reading: not long

35Rebeki
Edited: Mar 27, 3:42pm Top

Friday evening check-in:

Books read from: Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
Books finished: 0
Time reading: No idea, since there've been interruptions and time spent staring into space, so...
Pages read: 37
Snacks: Gin and tonic!
Thoughts: enjoying this re-read ahead of The Mirror and the Light; looking forward to the chicken curry my husband has cooked (ETA: have just remembered it's prawn and paneer - still good!)
Non-book activities: staring into space, feeding my son, chatting with my husband and son, reading the news (aarrggh, need to do less of that).

36richardderus
Mar 27, 5:52pm Top

>29 richardderus: Books read from: The Secret Chapter
Books finished: 1
Time reading: 2h50m
Time posting: 1751
Snacks: two Honeycrisp apples, 8oz fresh blueberries
Thoughts: *ngong*
Non-book activities: pacing; whimpering; having heart failure

Total books finished: 1
Total read from: 1
Total time reading: 4h10m

37avatiakh
Mar 27, 6:14pm Top

>36 richardderus: lol Richard. I think all of us are having similar nonbook activity behaviour!

38LibraryLover23
Mar 27, 6:18pm Top

I'd love to join in again, thank you!

39Donna828
Mar 27, 6:19pm Top

I missed out on last weekend’s readathon. I’m in for this one!I will start reading after dinner. I need to make some progress in The Mirror & the Light. I’m halfway through and “enjoying” the references to The Plague.

40susanj67
Mar 27, 6:31pm Top

Books read from: Independence Square by A D Miller
Books finished: 1
Time reading: Just over two hours
Time posting: 22.30 UK time
Snacks: An individual trifle and some Rich Tea biscuits
Thoughts: I should have done a readathon before!
Non-book activities: Watching a documentary about coronavirus, emailing a friend, looking at the Guardian's liveblog about the virus.

Total books finished: 1
Total read from: 1
Total time reading: 2 hours 15 minutes

41PawsforThought
Mar 27, 6:46pm Top

It's nearing midnight so I'm giving up for the day.

Books read from: 2; Middlemarch and Lord Tony's Wife
Books finished: 0
Snacks: Dinner (homemade tortillas with taco-style meat and veggies), cake and ice cream, orange juice, Haribo cola dummies
Non-book activities: scrolling through twitter, making headway on my jigsaw

42katiekrug
Mar 27, 6:52pm Top

Books read from: The Cold, Cold Ground
Books finished: The Cold, Cold Ground
Snacks: fresh-baked banana bread and red wine
Thoughts: I may need more wine
Non-book activities: banana bread-making, grocery list-making, social media-ing

Total books finished: 1
Total read from: 1

43cbl_tn
Mar 27, 6:59pm Top

I am getting ready to start reading now. I'm about a quarter of the way through with The Lost Boy and I'd like to make a big dent in it.

44susanna.fraser
Mar 27, 7:23pm Top

Joining in from the West Coast...

45bell7
Mar 27, 7:49pm Top

Welcome to new joiners! I'm leaving it pretty loose to join in or continue other activities as needed. Hope you find it a fun way to spend your weekend!

Here's my first update -

Books read from: So You Want to Talk About Race and an ARC of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
Books finished: 0
Time reading: about an hour
Time posting: 7:47 p.m. EDT
Dinner: Chicken & wild rice soup and a baked potato, followed by celery with peanut butter
Thoughts: This has been a long week
Non-book activities: Exercise video and treadmill, making said supper

Total books finished: 0
Total read from: 2
Total time reading: 1 hour

46Dejah_Thoris
Mar 27, 7:52pm Top

I've been reading/listening in short bursts all day.....

Books read from: Murder in Piccadilly (paper) and Rock Redemption (audio)
Books finished: none
Time reading: 2:15 reading, 55 minutes listening, 3:10 total
Thoughts: Brooding about, well, everything. Laughing at my fluffy reading binge. Wishing I liked even one character in Murder in Piccadilly and that Singh hadn't dragged out the plot in Rock Redemption quite so much.
Non-book activities: Housework (during some of which I listened to my auidobook), glorying in the beautiful day and my plants, petting (and feeding) the cats

Total books finished: 0
Total read from: 2
Total time reading: 3:10

47alcottacre
Edited: Mar 27, 8:23pm Top

Books read from: Crazy in the Kitchen by Louise DeSalvo
Books finished: 1
Time reading: 2 hours

I did not begin to start reading until after work and dinner, so I am late to the party. I am headed off to bed now, but I will be back and reading tomorrow.

48torontoc
Mar 27, 8:53pm Top

Haven't decided what I am reading this weekend yet.
Dinner- my brother made me cabbage borscht( really good) I made roast chicken , couscous and cauliflower with tomatoes and ginger. Clementine and almond/filbert macaroon.

49bell7
Mar 27, 9:51pm Top

Books read from: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
Books finished: 0
Time reading: about an hour
Time posting: 9:50 p.m. EDT
Thoughts: It's a good book, but I'm getting tired
Non-book activities: knitting

Total books finished: 0
Total read from: 2
Total time reading: about two hours

Heading to bed - looking forward to rejoining tomorrow!

50richardderus
Mar 27, 10:02pm Top

>36 richardderus: Books read from: A Justified State
Books finished: 1
Time reading: 1h30m
Time posting: 2159
Snacks: dinner, chicken and rice
Thoughts: holy maloley why is no one talking about this book?!
Non-book activities: Skype with Rob; laughing; watching the cakes ep of GBBO season 10 together

Total books finished: 1
Total read from: 2
Total time reading: 5h40m

51richardderus
Mar 27, 10:02pm Top

>37 avatiakh: Oh dear! That's probably not good...

52cbl_tn
Mar 27, 10:42pm Top

Books read from: The Lost Boy by Camilla Lackberg
Books finished: 0
Time reading: ?
Time posting: ?
Snacks: Hot milk
Thoughts: I need to quit reading the news so often
Non-book activities: Reading news; checking email

53PaulCranswick
Edited: Mar 28, 8:12am Top

Books read from: The English Civil War, The Holy Fox, The Thief
Books finished: 1
Time reading: 6 hours
Time posting: 10.57 Saturday Morning
Snacks: Toast and Blackberry preserve; tea and coffee and greek yogurt
Thoughts: Need to go and do groceries
Non-book activities: Little bit of LT, Calls to SWMBO and Mum; little bit of Netflix

Books finished: 1 The English Civil War by David Clark
Total Pages: 421pp
Total time reading : 8 hours

54Donna828
Mar 27, 11:04pm Top

Books read from: The Mirror & the Light
Time reading: 2.5 hours
Pages read: approximately 100
Favorite quote: “It is a cataclysm. They are down, the great families; falling like skittles when a giant bowls; swept from the shelves like jugs in an earthquake.” (517)
Dinner: Chili over macaroni, with a liberal sprinkling of sharp cheddar cheese. Comfort food.
Thoughts: I enjoyed this section of the book, but could have done without the brutality of burning people alive.

55Carmenere
Mar 27, 11:34pm Top

Books read from: The Sun Also Rises
Time reading: 5 hours - off and on
Pages read: approximately 131
Dinner: My neighbor was out of town for my birthday so tonight she dropped off a huge sirloin steak at my door (social distancing) which my husband grilled & I sauteed mushrooms and onions and baked potatoes on the side.
Thoughts: What a hedonistic lifestyle! Lots of time for play - little work. Sounds like fun.
Non-book activities: Finally, booked pick up day/time for my online grocery order.

56susanna.fraser
Mar 27, 11:35pm Top

Books read from: To Charm a Naughty Countess by Theresa Romain
Books finished: 0
Time reading: 1.25 hours
Time posting: 8:30 PM Pacific Time
Snacks: dinner was lentils & Andouille sausage
Thoughts: This book is just the escape I needed.
Non-book activities: work from home, a bit of housework, a Zoom chat with friends

Total books finished: 0
Total read from: 1
Total time reading: 1.25 hours

57avatiakh
Mar 28, 1:02am Top

6pm check in - late Saturday afternoon

Books read from: The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain - audio
Books finished: 1
Time reading: about 60mins
Snacks: guacamole with corn chips, small helping of Lentejas
Thoughts: Twain is a fun read
Non-book activities: busy in kitchen making sauce for shakshuka, chicken stock and Lentejas. Also some admin for my genealogy group. Messaging and recipe swapping with daughter in London. Working daughter has been picked up. All work done, can relax for whole evening now.

Total books finished: 1
Total read from: 4
Total time reading: 140 mins

Finished: The Silk Princess by Charles Santore

58Dejah_Thoris
Edited: Mar 28, 1:18am Top

Books read from: Murder in Piccadilly (paper) and Rock Redemption (audio)
Books finished: two
Time reading: 1:10 reading, 2:11 minutes listening, 3:21 total
Thoughts: As few as possible. Read the news - went back to reading / cleaning with audio.
Non-book activities: As little as possible

Total books finished: 2
Total read from: 2
Total time reading: 6:31

59Rebeki
Mar 28, 6:27am Top

Saturday morning check-in, 10.27 UK time:

Books read from: The House of Unexpected Sisters by Alexander McCall Smith, Bring Up the Bodies
Books finished: 0
Pages read: 53
Snacks: just coffee so far
Thoughts: time for some breakfast
Non-book activities: sleep, finishing watching a recent BBC documentary about Hilary Mantel, social media, an anxiety-inducing trip to a convenience store, chatting with and feeding my son

Total books read from: 2
Total books finished: 0
Total pages read: 90

60charl08
Mar 28, 7:17am Top

Books read from: Murder by Milk Bottle, Kind of Cursed, Detective Story
Books finished: 1
Time reading: maybe 4 hours?
Time posting: 11:16 UK time
Eating: toast and coffee
Thoughts: I can add Hungary to my places read list for 2020!
Total books finished: 1
Total read from: 3
Total time reading: about 5 hours? Ish?

61PaulCranswick
Mar 28, 8:16am Top

Books read from: The Holy Fox, The Thief
Books finished: 1
Time reading: 5 hours
Time posting: 20.12 Saturday Evening
Snacks: Homemade tuna pizza; sparkling water, tea, coffee
Thoughts: Books are better than food queues
Non-book activities: Little bit of LT, Little bit of Netflix, Food shopping

Books finished: 2 The English Civil War by David Clark, The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
Total Pages: 599 pp
Total time reading : 13 hours

62torontoc
Mar 28, 8:42am Top

Books Read from: Must You Go My Life With Harold Pinter by Antonia Fraser and English Music by Peter Ackroyd
Time Posting 8:42 am on Saturday
Breakfast- yogurt, green tea

63torontoc
Edited: Mar 28, 9:06am Top

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64alcottacre
Mar 28, 8:57am Top

Books read from: The Curse of Tenth Grave by Darynda Jones and Marathon Man by William Goldman
Books finished: 1
Time reading: 3 hours
Breakfast - 2 Vegan Chickpea Ranch sandwiches and baby carrots

Total books finished: 2
Total read from: 3
Total time reading: 5 hours

I have to go work on some chores now, but I will be back later.

Have fun reading, everyone!

65bell7
Mar 28, 9:46am Top

Good morning, all! It's lovely to wake up and see all your update posts. I hope you all are enjoying your reading - and I'm a little jealous of those of you reading The Mirror and the Light right now. It's on my nightstand but I probably won't get to it until next week because I've got some other great reads lined up to be next.

Here's my first morning update -

Books read from: So You Want to Talk About Race (I'm reading a chapter a day) and The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
Books finished: 0
Time reading: about 20 minutes
Time posting: 9:45 a.m. EDT
Breakfast: coffee
Thoughts: I'm really looking forward to settling in with a book
Non-book activities: knitting, visiting with the folks I live with, waiting for my Kindle to charge up again, and looking for an audiobook to download

Total books finished: 0
Total read from: 2
Total time reading: 2 hours 20 minutes, give or take

66susanj67
Edited: Mar 28, 10:44am Top

Books read from: Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener
Books finished: 1
Time reading: 3.5 hours
Time posting: 14.45 UK time
Snacks: An iced lemon bun and some cheese straws (must have lunch). Mug of tea.
Thoughts: I should have done a readathon before!
Non-book activities: Headlines once or twice (but I have the Forest app on my phone and I had 3 x 1 hour of uninterrupted reading, plus a bit more). A little bit of June's Journey.

Total books finished: 2
Total read from: 2
Total time reading: 5 hours 45 minutes

67cbl_tn
Mar 28, 10:47am Top

I'm just now getting ready to start reading again. I keep getting distracted. First I checked the library email and answered a reference question, and I've been chatting with my library colleague on our Florida site. We're both monitoring chat this morning. I stay logged in to chat most of the time now. We don't get a lot of requests, but it seems like they come in bunches. Two Saturdays ago I was the only one logged in. I got two chat requests just as the exterminator arrived at my door to do a termite inspection. Hoping to finish The Lost Boy today and maybe start Thieves of Baghdad.

68richardderus
Edited: Mar 28, 10:51am Top

>50 richardderus: Books read from: A Justified State, Sharks in the Time of Saviors
Books finished: 0
Time reading: 1h00m
Time posting: 1047
Snacks: Gala apple
Thoughts: it's astounding to me how little-known this futurecrime book is

Non-book activities: Skype with Rob; start lunch/dinner of dirty rice, tamales in ranchero sauce, salsa, sour cream
Total books finished: 1
Total read from: 2
Total time reading: 6h40m

69charl08
Mar 28, 10:59am Top

Books read from: Murder by Milk Bottle, Detective Story, The Man who wasn't there
Books finished: Murder by Milk Bottle
Time reading: maybe 2 hours?
Time posting: 14:56 UK time
Eating: Sardines and salad, coconut biscuits, crisps...
Thoughts: I need to finish the difficult book to add Hungary to my places read list for 2020. Also how does Lynne Truss do so many different things well. And that I'm really struggling to focus on the pop psychology book. Too much background "noise".
Total books finished: 2
Total read from: 4
Total time reading: about 7 hours? Ish?

70torontoc
Mar 28, 11:16am Top

Book read from Must You Go My Life With Harold Pinter by Antonia Fraser
88 pages
Snack- chocolate!

71Majel-Susan
Mar 28, 11:53am Top

Books read from: Mountains Beyond Mountains, Murder on the Orient Express, The Phantom Tollbooth
Books finished: Murder on the Orient Express, The Phantom Tollbooth
Time reading: Possibly 5-ish
Thoughts: Having watched so many adaptations of Murder on the Orient Express, I pretty much already knew the whole plot, which was why it took me so long to finish this one, but I still have to say that the way everybody colluded to commit the murder is quite a stroke of genius.

All I have to say about The Phantom Tollbooth is that it was somehow less fun than it was supposed to be. The word play was still great, though.

72PawsforThought
Mar 28, 12:54pm Top

Updating in the late afternoon.

Books read from: Lord Tony's Wife
Books finished: 0
Time reading: Not sure, not enough
Snacks: Dinner, digestive biscuits, gingerbread biscuits
Thoughts: I need to stop scrolling through websites and read instead
Non-book activities: Scrolling social media, jigsaw, a walk, trivia quiz

73Rebeki
Mar 28, 1:16pm Top

Early evening check-in, 17.16 UK time:

Books read from: Bring Up the Bodies, The House of Unexpected Sisters
Books finished: 0
Pages read: 69
Thoughts: I don't seem to have read that much and I'm not sure where the day has gone.
Non-book activities: playing games and table football with my son, lunch, TV, napping, browsing the Internet

Total books finished: 0
Total books read from: 2
Total pages read: 159

74Donna828
Mar 28, 1:40pm Top

It’s 12:35 p.m. here in the heartland of the USA. I got my morning chores done, including my regular 2-mile walk before the rain hit. I took a few short breaks and read another connected story in Tales of the South Pacific. It’s my “in-between” book for the much longer and complicated Hilary Mantel book. Now it’s back to the adventures of Henry VIII and his sidekick Thomas Cromwell!

75susanna.fraser
Mar 28, 1:42pm Top

Saturday morning check-in:

Books read from: To Charm a Naughty Countess
Books finished: 2
Time reading: 2.5 hours
Time posting: 10:45 AM Pacific Time
Food: Cereal
Thoughts: My husband has a low-grade fever and I am trying and failing to not freak out about that.
Non-book activities: sleep

Total books finished: 1
Total read from: 1
Total time reading: 3.75 hours

Books finished: To Charm a Naughty Countess

76alcottacre
Mar 28, 2:27pm Top

Books read from: Marathon Man by William Goldman and Know My Name by Chanel Miller
Books finished: 1
Time reading: 4 hours
Lunch - 2 Vegan Chickpea Ranch sandwiches, some corn chips, a banana

Total books finished: 3
Total read from: 4
Total time reading: 9 hours

Other stuff: Checking emails, laundry, talking to Kerry, texting Beth

I am off to take care of working out, showering, and possibly playing a game with Kerry

77Dejah_Thoris
Mar 28, 3:41pm Top

>74 Donna828: I read Tales of the South Pacific a few months back and I really enjoyed. I'm planning on Return to Paradise next month.

78bell7
Mar 28, 4:22pm Top

Late-afternoon check in

Books read from: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
Books finished: 0
Time reading: 1 hour, 40 minutes
Time posting: 4:25 p.m. EDT
Lunch/snack: chicken & wild rice soup, apple, and cookies
Thoughts: Not reading as much as I thought I would today, but overall it's been a good day
Non-book activities: video chatting with my Little, laundry, cleaning the bathroom, new sheets on the bed, knitting and general puttering around

Total books finished: 0
Total read from: 2
Total time reading: 4 hours

79richardderus
Mar 28, 4:42pm Top

>68 richardderus: Books read from: A Justified State, Sharks in the Time of Saviors, Nevertheless, She Persisted
Books finished: 0
Time reading: 1h20m
Time posting: 1047
Dinner: dirty rice, tamales.
Thoughts: settling in to one read is not going well. Again.

Non-book activities: Skype with Rob; Twitter-trolling...go look at my thread for what I found. Heh.
Total books finished: 1
Total read from: 3
Total time reading: 8h00m

80charl08
Mar 28, 5:11pm Top

>75 susanna.fraser: Hope your husband is better soon!

81Chatterbox
Mar 28, 5:26pm Top

I've been doing a pretty bad job of focusing on reading. Sigh.

Books read from: The Brothers York by Thomas Penn and A History of the World in Six Glasses by Tom Standage (audio).
Books finished: 0
Time reading: About 4 hours, both listening and reading
Time posting: 5:24 p.m. Eastern
Snacks: toast with grape jelly
Thoughts: I'm tired and having a tough time focusing. Why didn't my (final) paycheck from Gap arrive today??
Non-book activities: Worrying about $$. Talking to my city councilor, who called out of the blue to offer to pick up some groceries for me. Puttering around Facebook. Sleeping. Reading corona-news. Listening to classical music radio station.

Total books finished: 0
Total read from: 2
Total time reading: 4 hours

Time to focus!

82katiekrug
Mar 28, 5:49pm Top

I spent most of the afternoon doing a jogsaw puzzle and listening to Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands. I also read some of Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day this morning.

Snacks: coffee, banana bread

Thoughts: Holy crap, how did I just spend 4+ hours on a puzzle?!?

Non reading activity: dishes, puzzle

83torontoc
Mar 28, 5:58pm Top

still reading Must You Go by Antonia Fraser} -up to page 173
did laundry-washed pots

84charl08
Mar 28, 6:29pm Top

Books read from: Detective Story, The Narrow Land
Books finished: 0
Time reading: maybe 2 hours?
Time posting: 21:13 UK time
Eating: Steak and chips, glass of white wine, lots of coffee
Thoughts: I really like The Narrow Land so far.
Other things done: stressing about the new infection figures, boring house jobs, walking round the block and waving at an elderly neighbour. Watched First Man (very good).
Total books finished: 2
Total read from: 5
Total time reading: about 8 hours? Ish?

85drneutron
Mar 28, 6:55pm Top

Books read from: 2
Books finished: 0
Time reading: 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Time posting: 7;00 pm EDT
Snacks: take and bake pizza from a local parlor
Thoughts: pretty productive day!
Non-book activities: Put up a 4x8 foot floating shelf in my garage to give us lots of new storage.

86PawsforThought
Mar 28, 7:05pm Top

Midnight update:

Books read from: Lord Tony's Wife, Middlemarch
Books finished: 1 - Lord Tony's Wife
Snacks: blueberry cake, chai, an orange
Non-book activities: shower, watching a quiz show, cuddling with kitty

See you all tomorrow!

87susanna.fraser
Mar 28, 7:23pm Top

>80 charl08: The fever seems to have been a momentary blip--he's taken his temperature twice since and it's been normal, and he doesn't seem to have any covid symptoms. Whew!

Afternoon update

Books read from: One Bed for Christmas
Books finished: 2
Time reading: 1 hour
Time posting: 4:15 PM Pacific Time
Food: PB&J sandwich, banana, mini Reese's bunnies (apparently I'm eating like an 8-year-old today)
Thoughts: Oh what a decade this March has been.
Non-book activities: nap, planned meals for next few days, started laudry

Total books finished: 2
Total read from: 2
Total time reading: 4.75 hours

Books finished: To Charm a Naughty Countess, One Bed for Christmas

88alcottacre
Edited: Mar 28, 7:37pm Top

Books read from: Know My Name by Chanel Miller
Books finished: 1
Time reading: 4 hours

Total books finished: 4
Total read from: 4
Total time reading: 13 hours

Other stuff: Laundry, cutting up peaches for Vegan Peach Cobbler Pancakes (breakfast tomorrow), talking to Kerry

I am heading off to bed. I will be back reading again tomorrow. Everyone enjoy your books!

89cbl_tn
Mar 28, 7:50pm Top

Books read from: The Lost Boy
Snacks: dinner was baked salmon, roasted petite potatoes, and creamed peas
Thoughts: It was a beautiful day here. Had to turn on the AC this afternoon.
Non-book activities: Watching the new Phryne Fisher movie on Acorn TV, walking the dog, laundry. Also took a long nap this afternoon when I grew too sleepy to read.

90Chatterbox
Mar 28, 10:24pm Top

Ugh. Still struggling to read/focus.

Books read from: The Brothers York by Thomas Penn and A History of the World in Six Glasses by Tom Standage (audio).
Books finished: 0
Time reading: About 3 hours
Time posting: 10:22 p.m. Eastern
Snacks: an early dinner was fish fingers/sticks (whatever one calls them) with new potatoes and baby peas.
Thoughts: Anxiety running amok.
Non-book activities: Talked to my father for a bit. Figuring out what the shelter-in-place order means for me. Made dinner; washed dishes. Prepared some food (beef & broccoli) for the freezer. Changed litterboxes and took out garbage.

Total books finished: 0
Total read from: 2
Total time reading: 7 hours (well, one book is long; the other is an audiobook... and both are non-fiction)

91bell7
Mar 28, 10:33pm Top

>87 susanna.fraser: Phew! Glad to know he seems to be doing okay.

It's a little heartening to know I wasn't the only one unable to focus on reading today. I did, however, finish a cowl I was knitting, so it was a productive day still. One last update before bed -

Books read from: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
Books finished: 0
Time reading: 50 minutes
Time posting: 10:30 p.m. EDT
Dinner: egg sandwich and orange juice
Thoughts: I am ready for bed
Non-book activities: knitting and visiting with the folks I live with

Total books finished: 0
Total read from: 2
Total time reading: 4 hours, 50 minutes

92Donna828
Mar 28, 11:32pm Top

>77 Dejah_Thoris: I haven’t read Michener in decades. I’m rather enjoying Tales of the South Pacific and will read more of it tomorrow.

I’m calling it a night after immersing myself most of the afternoon and early evening in the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell in The Mirror and the Light — approximately 6 hours of reading with time out for a delicious takeout dinner of cashew chicken and fried rice. I will finish the final section in the morning. This book is not easy reading, especially in this time of concern for family, friends, and country in our own uncertain times.

Total books read from: 2
Total time reading: 8.5 hours

Happy Reading to All!

93Chatterbox
Mar 29, 1:09am Top

I seem to be torn over what to read. A lot of contemporary novels seem out of step with our world today (people traveling in them, characters meeting each other on the street, in bars or at restaurants) -- stuff that's no longer possible. It's simply jarring. But I don't have as much ability to concentrate on non-fiction as usual. Ugh.

Books read from: The Brothers York by Thomas Penn and A History of the World in Six Glasses by Tom Standage (audio).
Books finished: 1 (The Brothers York)
Time reading: About 2 hours
Time posting: 1:07 a.m. Eastern
Snacks: Just a Diet Pepsi.
Non-book activities: Posted on FB, had an anxiety attack, played a computer simulation game online. (Look at what the world has come to!!)

Total books finished: 1
Total read from: 2
Total time reading: 9 hours

I'll probably curl up in bed with Standage's book (an audiobook) and/or a mystery or suspense novel of some kind.

94Dejah_Thoris
Mar 29, 1:40am Top

Books read from: Pale Horse, Pale Rider: Three Short Novels (paper), 100 Plants to Feed the Bees (paper), I Know What I Am: The Life and Times of Artemisia Gentileschi (paper), and Angels' Flight (audio)
Books finished: two I Know What I Am: The Life and Times of Artemisia Gentileschi and Angels' Flight
Time reading: 3:40 reading, 2:55 minutes listening, 6:35 total
Thoughts: Why does a 600 year old angel who's lived in Louisiana 80 years have a Southern accent?
Non-book activities: Changed the sheets. Laundry. Lurked around LT.

Total books finished: 4 Murder in Piccadilly, Rock Redemption, I Know What I Am: The Life and Times of Artemisia Gentileschi and Angels' Flight
Total read from: 6
Total time reading: 13:05

95avatiakh
Mar 29, 4:09am Top

9pm check in - Sunday

Books read from: Yesterday in the Back Lane by Bernice Rubens
Books finished: 1
Time reading: about 60mins
Snacks: shakshuka for brunch, homemade potato top mince pie for dinner
Thoughts: why is it so hard to settle to read anything
Non-book activities: kitchen duties, spent most of day prepping for meeting for genealogy group, 2 hour meeting via Zoom and writing up minutes after. Hanging out with family.

Total books finished: 1
Total read from: 4
Total time reading: 200 mins

Finished: The Silk Princess by Charles Santore

I failed at the readathon once again, really not that into my current reads. I need a good escapist read. Anyway I'll keep going tomorrow as I seem to have missed today completely.

96PawsforThought
Edited: Mar 29, 4:24am Top

Sunday morning check-in.

Books read from: T.S. Eliot's Collected Poems, Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot's Christmas, Kerry Greenwood's Death at Victoria Dock
Books finished: 0
Snacks: Nothing yet - about to have breakfast now
Thoughts: Beautiful weather outside - I should really go for a long walk today
Non-book activities: Sleeping

97Rebeki
Mar 29, 4:40am Top

Sunday morning check-in, 09.40 UK time:

Books read from: Bring Up the Bodies (completed), The House of Unexpected Sisters
Books finished: 1
Pages read: 82
Thoughts: looking forward to starting The Mirror and the Light, but glad to have the gentler Alexander McCall Smith book on the go as a more comforting interlude.
Non-book activities: a family game of cards and rewatching Seinfeld and eating leftover curry last night; since then a good night's sleep at last.

Total books finished: 1
Total books read from: 2
Total pages read: 241

98susanj67
Mar 29, 7:49am Top

Books read from: Red Hail by Jamie Killen
Books finished: 1
Time reading: 2.5 hours (last night and this morning)
Time posting: 12.50 UK time
Snacks: Breakfast. Then an iced lemon bun and a mug of tea.
Thoughts: I should be out in the world doing something useful.
Non-book activities: Headlines. Quite a bit of June's Journey, as I want to get one more cherry blossom tree before the end of the month.

Total books finished: 3
Total read from: 3
Total time reading: 8 hours

99Carmenere
Mar 29, 8:11am Top

Ugh: Another grey, raining day.
This should have been posted yesterday but fell asleep before I had the chance.
Not as much accomplished as I had hoped for 2 reasons.........1. After picking up my groceries curbside I spent like 2 hours sterilizing each product with clorox wipes and 2. I spend another two hours on hold trying to dispute a charge on my credit card. I finally hung up (apparently, they are overwhelmed because, as the recording said, Covid-19. Will try again this morning. The war is real.

Ok here goes:
Books read from: The Sun Also Rises and Olive Kitteridge
Time reading: 3 hours - off and on
Pages read: approximately 19 pages - 2 hours audio
Dinner: Last night we had mussels (no I didn't sterilize them - just kept on ice in a bucket till dinnertime) with butter garlic sauce and spanish rice.
Thoughts: TSAR was like a travelogue - adults on spring break - they thought by drinking constantly they were having a good time - actually, it seemed like a pathetic attempt.
Kitteridge is really good on audio- Great narration by Kimberly Farr

Books finished: 1 The Sun Also Rises
Reading plans: Olive Kitteridge (audio)
Women Talking

100bell7
Mar 29, 9:12am Top

Good Sunday morning! I haven't really started reading yet, I'm enjoying my coffee and heading downstairs soon for our church service via Internet. After that, I expect to read and - if I can't focus on a book - knit while listening to Yes Please by Amy Poehler. I have a graphic novel and a very short book, Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini, up my sleeve so I can get a couple of books finished to feel accomplished too.

101katiekrug
Mar 29, 9:59am Top

Sunday morning check-in.

I've read about 30 pages in Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day with my coffee. If I focus on it, I could finish it today. It's the perfect kind of light read to serve as a distraction and to keep me from checking the news too much.

I should also finish up my current audio today.

Snacks: just coffee so far this morning. Last night's dinner was chicken pot pie and then I had a KitKat while we watched movies.

Non-reading activity: movie-watching, sleeping.

102richardderus
Mar 29, 10:08am Top

Sunday morning hath arrivened, hath it not.

Books read from: A Justified State, Sharks in the Time of Saviors, Nevertheless, She Persisted
Books finished: 1
Time reading: 2h30m last night
Time posting: 1006
Breakfast: Almond yogurt granola bar, pot of coffee
Thoughts: Neverthless, She Persisted is a 4-star read for me. I got my review up last night.

Non-book activities: Skype with Rob; ignore Old Stuff
Total books finished: 1
Total read from: 3
Total time reading: 10h30m

103PawsforThought
Mar 29, 1:58pm Top

Post-dinner update:

Books read from: 3 - Hercule Poirot's Christmas, Middlemarch, Death at Victoria Dock
Books finished: 0
Snacks: Dinner (noodle salad), cake
Non-book activities: Went for a really long walk, helped parents to install a few new apps, jigsaw

104richardderus
Mar 29, 2:00pm Top

Time for a beak.

Books read from: A Justified State
Books finished: 0
Time reading: 2h45m
Time posting: 1356
Lunch: Walnut, date, and raisin oatmeal with butter; Honeycrisp apple
Thoughts: the worldbuilding in this book is chilling

Non-book activities: Skype with Rob; ignore Old Stuff
Total books finished: 2
Total read from: 3
Total time reading: 13h15m

105Donna828
Edited: Mar 29, 2:05pm Top

I just finished the impressive book by Hilary Mantel that completes her trilogy about Thomas Cromwell. I will need a break before I can jump into something more pedestrian.

Time reading: 2 hours
Breakfast: Coffee, Cinnamon-raisin toast.
Non-reading activity: Daily walk, chatting with family members on phone, email and word games on iPad.

1 Book completed: The Mirror and the Light
757 pp. total length; approximately 350 pp. read during readathon.
Total time reading so far: 11.5 hrs.

106cbl_tn
Edited: Mar 29, 2:16pm Top

Books read from: The Lost Boy by Camilla Lackberg
Books finished: The Lost Boy
Snacks: leftovers & vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup
Thoughts: A beautiful sunny day after overnight storms. I should go outside and take advantage of it.
Non-book activities: Sunday School via Zoom, walking the dog, group text/chat with the neighbors

Total books finished: 1
Total read from: 1

107Chatterbox
Mar 29, 2:19pm Top

Just surfacing from a migraine to post a brief update.

Books read from: Augustus by John Williams and an audio re-read of A Small Town by Thomas Perry (borrowed via Hoopla). Not sure why I'm bothering with the latter, honestly, except that I don't have to think when I'm listening to it.
The Brothers York by Thomas Penn and A History of the World in Six Glasses by Tom Standage (audio).
Books finished: None during this period, 1 overall (The Brothers York by Thomas Penn)
Time reading: About 3 hours
Time posting: 2:16 p.m. Eastern
Snacks: Selzer, some leftover cheese puffs located in my pantry.
Thoughts: Can't face the news yet today. And I keep hearing sirens (not to the extent that my NYC friends do, but far more frequently than usual.)
Non-book activities: Trying to banish migraine, cuddling with Minka the velveteen kitten (almost a velveteen cat now...) Trying to convince myself to eat something.

Total books finished: 1
Total read from: 4, two e-books and two audio. (Augustus, The Brothers York, The Brothers York by Thomas Penn, A History of the World in Six Glasses by Tom Standage and the Thomas Perry book. The audiobooks came via Hoopla.
Total time reading: 12 hours

108LibraryLover23
Mar 29, 2:25pm Top

Books read from: 2 - Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple and One Was A Soldier by Julia Spencer-Fleming
Books finished: 0
Time reading: 3 hours and 10 minutes
Thoughts: I'm about halfway through each book and while I'm enjoying them, they're not the absolute best for my frame of mind right now. I'm toying with the idea of putting these on the back burner and finding a comfort reread, but we shall see.

Total books finished: 0
Total read from: 2
Total time reading: 3 hours and 10 minutes

109susanna.fraser
Mar 29, 2:57pm Top

Midday in Seattle:

Books read from: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 12: To All The Squirrels I've Loved Before
Books finished: 1
Time reading: 1.5 hours
Time posting: 11:55 AM Pacific Time
Food: Special K protein cinnamon cereal
Thoughts: I wish I'd known going in this was the last in this Squirrel Girl run, because I'll miss it so much.
Non-book activities: Participated in my church's virtual morning prayer service via Facebook and YouTube

Total books finished: 3
Total read from: 3
Total time reading: 6.25 hours

Books finished: To Charm a Naughty Countess, One Bed for Christmas, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 12: To All The Squirrels I've Loved Before

110torontoc
Mar 29, 3:05pm Top

Books Read from Must You Go My Life With Harold Pinter
Books finished 1
I did enjoy the read now looking about for my next
Lunch : mushroom crepes, banana, homemade macaroon some chocolate

111bell7
Edited: Mar 29, 3:08pm Top

Books read from: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue and So You Want to Talk About Race
Books finished: 1 (The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue)
Time reading: 2 hours
Time posting: 3:07 p.m. EDT
Lunch: homemade white pizza with onions & garlic
Thoughts: It's a rainy day here and I'm sleepy, can't quite decide if I want a nap or not
Non-book activities: Cooking, eating, lounging

Total books finished: 1
Total read from: 2
Total time reading: 6 hours, 50 minutes

112charl08
Mar 29, 4:28pm Top

Not done so well today, but finishing up now. Back to wfh tomorrow.

Books read from:, The Narrow Land
Books finished: 0
Time reading: maybe 2 hours?
Time posting: 21:25 Sunday UK time
Eating: plenty!
Thoughts: I still really like The Narrow Land, trying to savour it a bit.
Other things done: sleeping in, baking, cooking, updating my books read spreadsheet, online stuff, looking at books on the kindle.
Total books finished: 2
Total read from: 5
Total time reading: about 10 hours? Ish?

113Dejah_Thoris
Mar 29, 4:38pm Top

I haven't read much today, either - yet.

Books read from: Better Off Wed
Books finished: none
Time reading: 45 minutes
Thoughts: I should stop reading the news so much. Thank goodness I've finally been furloughed.
Non-book activities: Reading the news, chatting with family, indulging the felines, watering plants, getting furloughed

Total books finished: 4 Murder in Piccadilly, Rock Redemption, I Know What I Am: The Life and Times of Artemisia Gentileschi and Angels' Flight
Total read from: 4
Total time reading: 13:50

114susanna.fraser
Mar 29, 4:44pm Top

Books read from: Un-Trumping America
Books finished: 0
Time reading: 1 hour
Time posting: 1:45 PM Pacific Time
Food: Omelet
Thoughts: Political
Non-book activities: Cooked omelet

Total books finished: 3
Total read from: 4
Total time reading: 7.25 hours

Books finished: To Charm a Naughty Countess, One Bed for Christmas, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 12: To All The Squirrels I've Loved Before

115PawsforThought
Mar 29, 6:04pm Top

Final update, midnight:

Books read from: 3 - Hercule Poirot's Christmas, Death at Victoria Dock and T.S. Eliot's Collected Poems
Books finished: 0
Snacks: tea, apple juice and a couple of crisp bread sandwiches
Non-book activities: Prepping for work tomorrow, online shopping, celebrating my parents' friend's big bingo win

Total books finished: 1 - Lord Tony's Wife
Total read from: 5
Total time reading: No clue

Thanks everyone for this weekend, and especially Mary for organizing. Hopefully we'll do this again next week.

116alcottacre
Mar 29, 6:39pm Top

I got an extremely late start today - it was after 1pm - so did not make as much progress on library books as I had hoped. Still, not too bad:

Books read from: Caravan to Vaccares by Alistair MacLean and Black is the Body by Emily Bernard
Books finished: 2
Time reading: 4.5 hours

Total books finished: 6
Total read from: 6
Total time reading: 17.5 hours

Other stuff: Laundry, Unloading and putting away groceries, gaming with Kerry, phoning my mother.

That is it for me in this Readathon! I hope everyone puts a flourish on theirs! I also hope we do this yet again next weekend if we are all still under house arrest :)

117bell7
Mar 29, 6:56pm Top

Books read from: Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Books finished: 0
Time reading: 2 hours, 15 minutes
Time posting: nearly 7 p.m.
Thoughts: Time for supper
Non-book activities: Knitting - I really should start on Christmas stockings, but I started another cowl instead

Total books finished: 1
Total read from: 3
Total time reading: 9 hours, 5 minutes

I can certainly continue hosting if we want to keep going while many of us are anywhere from social distancing to totally housebound. If the thread reaches 50 posts, I'll just continue it for next week's readathon, and if not I'll post a new thread tomorrow to give us plenty of time to sign up. Hopefully I'll have one last update before bed, and then I'm back to working from home tomorrow.

118torontoc
Mar 29, 7:07pm Top

Book reading now- Savage Feast A Memoir with Recipes by Boris Fishman 51 pages
Finished 1 book-
Supper- leftovers cabbage borscht, baked chicken breast, couscous, cauliflower with tomato sauce

119katiekrug
Mar 29, 7:11pm Top

I've read another 50 pages or so in Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. And I completed Pride and Prejudice - but the film, not the book :)

And I finished my audio of Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands.

Snacks: lunch was a mini frozen pizza, and I had some chips and salsa as a mid-afternoon snack.

Dinner will be mini cheeseburgers on English muffins.

This will be my last check-in, as I don't expect to read much more.

Thanks for hosting again, Mary!

120Carmenere
Mar 29, 8:34pm Top

Books read from: Olive Kitteridge
Time reading: about 2 hours
Pages read: 2 hours on audio
Dinner: We had corned beef sandwiches
Thoughts: Olive is a curmudgeon!
Books finished: 1 The Sun Also Rises

I think that's it for this marathon. My fam is calling me into the family room to watch a movie on Netflix.
Thanks for posting this readathon. I'll be sure to add it into my busy (hahaha) schedule next weekend. :)

121Chatterbox
Mar 29, 9:24pm Top

We're going to be under house arrest here until the 13th, so let's do this again next weekend...
Hopefully by then I'll be in more of a routine, and more focused!

Books read from: Augustus by John Williams; an audio re-read of A Small Town by Thomas Perry (borrowed via Hoopla) and the audio of Shakespeare in a Divided America by James Shapiro. Also have listened to/read some others.
Books finished: Finished A Small Town, meh, even as a mindless "listen", and yesterday, The Brothers York by Thomas Penn.
Time reading: About 2 hours
Time posting: 9:20 p.m. Eastern
Snacks: Made some frozen blueberry waffles with bacon for a very late lunch. Now about to eat dinner (chicken tikka masala, a pre-prepared dish from the freezer.)
Thoughts: I hate my migraine. I hate coronavirus. I love my cats. I hope the thunderstorm will banish the migraine.
Non-book activities: Still fighting the damn migraine, which is affecting my ability to read/concentrate. Canceled plans to connect with friend via zoom thanks to aforesaid migraine. Hoping that

Total books finished: 2
Total read from: 5, two e-books and two audio. (Augustus, The Brothers York by Thomas Penn, A History of the World in Six Glasses by Tom Standage, Shakespeare in a Divided America and the Thomas Perry book. The Perry and Standage books came from Hoopla's audiobook offerings.
Total time reading: 14 hours

A really underwhelming performance. I'm too easily distracted.

122bell7
Mar 29, 9:42pm Top

Books read from: Memorial Drive by Natasha Trethewey (ARC)
Books finished: 0
Time reading: 2 hours
Time posting: 9:40 p.m. EDT
Dinner: taco soup, cookies
Thoughts: Not a ton of reading, but it's been a decent weekend
Non-book activities: Getting dinner together

Total books finished: 1
Total read from: 4
Total time reading: 9 hours, 5 minutes

I think I'll call it a night there. I may read a bit more before going to bed, but nothing too substantive I'm sure. I've listened to about a third of the Amy Poehler book and read nearly half of Memorial Drive, so I've made good progress in all my reading even if I only finished 1 book. Will check in again tomorrow and post the new thread for next weekend.

123avatiakh
Mar 29, 9:51pm Top

2pm final check in - Monday

Books read from: Yesterday in the Back Lane by Bernice Rubens
Books finished: 1
Time reading: about 1.5hrs
Snacks: shakshuka for breakfast, chorizo vege soup for lunch
Thoughts: scattered
Non-book activities: supermarket trip this morning, flour was back on shelves

Total books finished: 2
Total read from: 4
Total time reading: Almost 5 hours

Finished: The Silk Princess by Charles Santore & Yesterday in the Back Lane by Bernice Rubens

I added Monday morning on to my readathon as I didn't read anything yesterday.

124cbl_tn
Mar 29, 9:52pm Top

Books read from: Thieves of Baghdad
Books finished: The Lost Boy
Total books finished: 1
Total read from: 2

I will finish chapter 6 in Thieves of Baghdad and then call it a day. Count me in again for next weekend. Like everybody else, I won't be going anywhere.

125torontoc
Mar 29, 10:14pm Top

Last check in- read 116 pages of Savage Feast a Memoir With Recipes by Boris Fishman
finished Must You Go
Let's do this next week- same time, same place!

126Donna828
Mar 29, 10:29pm Top

It’s fun to see what everyone else is reading. I’ve been trying to stay away from the news over the week ends to help keep my sanity. I’d much rather focus on books!

I read a couple of hours this evening in Tales of the South Pacific.
Total time spent reading: 13.5 hours
Books completed: 1

Thanks for hosting, Mary. I’ll probably be in for next week end unless something changes in our stay-at-home restrictions. Stay well, fellow readers!

127PaulCranswick
Mar 29, 11:39pm Top

Books read from: The Holy Fox, The Librarian, The Females
Books finished: 0
Time reading: 4 hours
Time posting: 11.36 Monday Morning
Snacks: Fried Rice; tea and coffee
Thoughts: Books are better than food queues
Non-book activities: Little bit of LT, Little bit of Netflix, Putting together playlists

Books finished: 2 The English Civil War by David Clark, The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
Total Pages: 791 pp
Total time reading : 17 hours

Made some good progress on the books and may finish a couple more today. Ultimately a bit disappointed as I wasted about 6 hours reading time on creating music playlists.

128Dejah_Thoris
Edited: Mar 29, 11:41pm Top

Not much reading for me today, after all. Too scattered, I guess...

Books read from: Better Off Wed
Books finished: one
Time reading: 60 minutes
Thoughts:What was I thinking to choose this book?
Non-book activities: Reading the news, indulging the felines, lurking and some posting on LT.

Total books finished: 5 Murder in Piccadilly, Rock Redemption, I Know What I Am: The Life and Times of Artemisia Gentileschi, Angels' Flight, and Better Off Wed
Total read from: 7
Total time reading: 14:50

I'm in for next weekend.

129richardderus
Mar 29, 11:50pm Top

>104 richardderus: Couldn't stop until I finished!
Books read from: A Justified State
Books finished: 1
Time reading: 2h15m
Time posting: 2349
If I ate, I don't remember it.
Thoughts: This book is what Philip K. Dick would've done with the plot of the movie Enemy of the State

Non-book activities: Skype with Rob; ignore Old Stuff
Total books finished: 3
Total read from: 3
Total time reading: 15h30m

130Rebeki
Mar 30, 2:12am Top

Monday morning check-in updating the rest of Sunday's reading, 07.12 UK time

Books read from: The House of Unexpected Sisters, The Mirror and the Light
Books finished: 0
Pages read: 62
Thoughts: Excited to have started The Mirror and the Light, even if I'm only 15 pages in. Spending lots of time reading guilt-free is nice, but I need to structure the rest of my day better so that I feel a sense of accomplishment by the time evening comes, rather than a sense that the day has escaped me.
Non-book activities: washing and ironing, TV, social media, playing cards, tidying, talking to my parents on the phone.

Total books read from: 3
Total books finished: 1
Total pages read: 303

131Rebeki
Mar 30, 2:16am Top

>117 bell7: Thanks for hosting us. I feel like we'll be living this way for a while and this readathon has been a nice distraction. I should probably spend more time next weekend doing household jobs, but it'll still be fun to log whatever reading I do get done.

132bell7
Mar 30, 8:09am Top

Thanks to all who have participated! It's been nice for me to have a weekend project to reclaim some sort of routine/normalcy in the midst of a really weird situation. Here's next weekend's thread for anyone who wants to join in.

133Crazymamie
Mar 30, 8:26am Top

I was horrible about checking in, but I did get some reading done this weekend. I finished only 1 book - The House at Sea's End, which is the third book in Elly Griffith's Ruth Galloway series and a reread for me. This was an audiobook.

I also read from Dreaming of the Bones (again, a reread), Happiness, and The Second Deadly Sin.

I have no idea how long I spent reading as there were many interruptions - this is what happens with a full house. We also played Settlers of Catan, so I lost a chunk of hours there, but it was a lot of fun.

Thanks, Mary, for hosting.

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