The dining hall on campus opens in thirty minutes, and I am so ready for brunch! I plan to spend the rest of this hour eating breakfast and cheering on other participants!
Time: 10:05am EST
Read since last update: A Cup of Friendship by Deborah Rodriguez
Brief thoughts on what I’ve read: Some of the women are more interesting than others so I was surprised at how the book managed to pull me in. I almost started to cry when I got to the part about the plight of women in jail in Afghanistan. Now I really want to read Rodriguez’s memoir, Kabul Beauty School.
Pages read since last update: 258 (WAY more than I expected!)
Running total of pages read since I’ve started: 258
Amount of time spent reading since last update: 1 hour and 50 minutes
Running total of time spent reading since I’ve started: 1 hour and 50 minutes
Amount of time spent not reading since I’ve started: 15 minutes
Other Readathon-related activities: Introduction Meme (below) and Where in the World Are You Reading? (How I wish I was home! There isn’t anybody from Montana participating!)
- Where are you reading from today? My dorm room in central Massachusetts.
- Three random facts about me…
- I’m double majoring in economics and geography.
- I love blueberries.
- I have two learning disabilities both of which affect my ability to read.
- How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours? 10
- Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)? Nope. I just want to have fun!
- If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time? I’m a newbie!
Where I stand overall:
- An Interrupted Life (Etty Hillesum) — 105/281 pages
- War on the Margins (Libby Cone) — 0/337 pages
- Refuge in Hell (Daniel B. Silver) — 109/331 pages
- Beatrice and Virgil (Yann Martel) — 0/214 pages
- The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho) — 0/167 pages
- The Dressmaker of Khair Khana (Gayle Tzemach Lemon) — 0/253 pages
- The Order Has Been Carried Out (Alessandro Portelli) — 0/330 pages
- Saving Fish from Drowning (Amy Tan) — 0/474 pages
- A Cup of Friendship (Deborah Rodriguez) — FINISHED
- House Rules (Jodi Picoult) —0/532 pages
For a little about why I chose each book, please see my initial book selection post.