My Own Little Reading Marathon Report Part II

Reading Log for 24 hours of the marathon

Sunday, Sept. 4th

Noon:Marathon begins:

12:00 p.m. Continued reading Song of Susanna, Book 6 of The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King. I’ve never heard of a writer writing himself into a book as a character!

12:35 Houston Chronicle Sunday paper

1:08 snack break

1:10 Back to Song of Susanna

2:00 changed pace by reading children’s chapter book, Which Witch by Eva Ibbotson finished  (delightful/adults will love too)

3:00 Housework “break”

3:30  Sunday School quarterly and lesson notes

4:00 Sunday Houston Chronicle

5:00 Song of Susanna

5:30 Supper break

6:00 Song of Susanna (finished) Can’t wait for Book 7/Book 6 leaves you hanging (on purpose)

7:00 Break to read and reply to book blogs

9:00 Started Library Book, Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher

10:00 Sleep Break

Labor Day

1:30 a.m. Resumed Dear Committee Members

2:30 a.m. Coffee and snack Break

2:45 Began Dollhouse by Fiona Davis

4:15 Resumed reading Dear Committee Member

5:00 Finished Dear Committee Member and took ten minute break

5:10 Resumed reading The Dollhouse. (GREAT read, wanted to keep turning pages)

7:30 break and Breakfast (prepared by husband/more coffee)

8:00 Monday morning Houston Chronicle (more coffee)

9:00 Sleep break (coffee didn’t work)

11:00 a.m. New Yorker (Sept. 5th issue) short story “A Gentleman’s Game”

11:20 Lunch Break

12:00 noon End of Marathon

Later that afternoon and evening, Monday, I finished The Family (a book bought from Deadalus Bookstore in NY that has been sitting around unfinished for at least six months) and finished The Dollhouse.

I felt the Marathon was a complete success because my primary goal was to whittle down my TBR stack, and I did. Plus, I finished my library book way before it was due and can now take the non-fiction The Family to Half-Price Books next trip.

 

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Author: Rae Longest

This year, I will have been a member of AAUW (American Association of University Women) for fifty years, a life time member (which means my fellow AAUW members will begin to pay my annual dues. (ha ha) In the 80's we began a book group to share our love of reading, books,and fellowship with other women and girls who loved the same. We resurrected the group on-line in September of 2015 and went on from there (See "Introduction",first blog). This is my first experience at blogging or publishing anything and is becomes more fun with each blog posted. I am currently teaching as an adjunct at The University of Houston Clear Lake. This makes my 27th year there after three years at Alvin Community College and an almost-twenty year career as a classroom teacher with Alvin Independent School District. Reading and writing are "in my blood" just like teaching is. I hope you enjoy the blog.

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