The omelet I had for brunch was just the fuel I needed to recharge my batteries. I have extra meal swaps for the week so I might stop by the dining hall again for a late lunch. The snacks I have on hand (popcorn, peanuts, and granola bars) aren’t as appetizing as I thought they would be. I split the third hour between cheering and eating and spent the fourth hour reading my second book of the day. For the fifth hour, I spent the first half hour blogging and cheering and the second half hour reading.
Time: 1:00pm EST
Read since last update: Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan (In-Progress)
Brief thoughts on what I’ve read: I think this is the first book I’ve read that has taken me to Burma (now known as Myanmar). A woman, Bibi, follows her mismatched group of friends on their trip to Burma, but Bibi is dead and the prologue to the book states that her friends disappear without a trace.
Pages read since last update: 94
Running total of pages read since I’ve started: 331
Amount of time spent reading since last update: 1 hour
Running total of time spent reading since I’ve started: 2 hour and 50 minutes
Amount of time spent not reading since I’ve started: 25 minutes blogging, 30 minutes eating, and 45 minutes cheering.
Other Readathon-related activities: I added my first finished book to the Master Book List created by the Read-a-Thon folks. You should too! I also participated in the Oldies But Goodies Mini-Challenge hosted by Allie of A Literary Odyssey and Collaborative Fiction hosted by Tracy Marchini.
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) — 94/474 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.