Tuesday, October 21, 2008

BLOGGING: It's Tuesday, where are you?

Congrats to all the readers and organizers and cheerleaders who participated in the 24 Hour Read-a-Thon. It looks like so much fun, but I don't know how much reading I'd ever get done. The online stuff that I watched, on and off, would be totally distracting to me if I was trying to read. The mini challenges and prizes available were amazing. I think I'm getting too old, because just like I consider before going out to a party, I have to think how much sleep I'd get and how I'd feel the next day. Plus, I let myself stay up way too late often enough, so the all night reading in the Read-a-thon wouldn't be that out of the ordinary. I do however, like to think of what books I'd read, and how many I would try to get through. Maybe next time!

I've recently completed my whirlwind tour of Europe and history in People of the Book, review to come. Now I am in the spooky season of reading. I am in New England, and some kids who were killed in a car accident appear to be back, haunting people. (The Night Country, Stewart O'Nan.) I read a review last week for this book by Susan and was intrigued. My library had it available so I snatched it up, just in time to add on to the RIP III. There are still 2 weeks left to Imbibe Peril.

Where is reading taking you today? Leave a comment, or post on your blog and come back and let us know.


  1. I'm in England with the whole Austen gang who are trying to marry off the leftover girls from all the novels (Old Friends and New Fancies).

  2. Last night's bedtime left me with a handsome Highland police constable just at the first snow of the season.

    Today will see me return to the forest on the other side of Wall (England, not South Dakota), where I hope to find a fallen star.

  3. I got detoured over the weekend, and am finding myself still in Liberia today (The House at Sugar Beach).

    The Night Country sounds pretty good...can't wait to read your review!

  4. I'm in Rome, Italy in 1513. I finally finished that Sistine Chapel ceiling for Pope Julius II and was able to get back to what I really love - carving marble. I've been working on the tomb for Julius, but the new Pope, Leo X is a Medici and wants me to go back to Florence and do a facade for the Medici family church (San Lorenzo). I tried to get him to let me finish the tomb first, but no, I'm on my way to the quarries at Carrara to select marble blocks. I'm beginning to think I may never get to finish this tomb for Julius.

    Yes, I'm still reading The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone - it's a chunkster.

  5. chris - that sounds like fun! I love all faux fan fiction about Austen. Now I just have to read some.

    sprite - I didn't know there was a Wall, SD. Stardust was just an ok read for me.
    I imagine you had good dreams.

    debi - The Night Country has a Something Wicked... vibe to it. I notice it because I am reading both at the same time.

  6. I just got back from October Country in Illinois (From the Dust Returned by Ray Bradbury) and I'm now in Japan trying to sort out the details of my dead brother's past relationships with two women (Asleep by Banana Yoshimoto).

  7. Here is my answer.

    People of The Book sounds familiar, but I'm not placing it. I guess I'll have to wait for your review.

  8. Strange! I too am going towards New England!


    Where am I

  9. I had an adventure in The Dreamlands. But now I've just arrived on the Yorkshire Moors.

  10. oops, meant to add a link. You can find out where I am here.

  11. My reading has taken me somewhere actually not very far from where I am in reality - but it is a lot warmer in my book...

  12. suziq - sounds good though. A good chunkster never really feels like a long book, just more to enjoy.

    jupitersinclair - thanks for stopping by today. I'll be by your blog later.

    terri - I'm reading my first Bradbury too, though very slowly. It's my purse book. I've heard of the Banana writer, are you doing the Japanese Lit challenge too?

  13. I am in the Mississipi Delta, trying to survive on a sharecropper farm - Mudbound by Hillary Jordan.

  14. I am laughing at kkfea74's reference to Wall, SD. I am, LITERALLY, on the other (west) side of Wall, SD!

    For reading, I'm in New York, trying NOT to investigate the murder of a cheerleader in my dorm, I mean residence hall. (Size 14 is Not Fat Either by Meg Cabot.) I'm also, as always, jumping back to Chicago with Harry Dresden.

  15. I'm in Japan with 4 women who are covering up a murder (Out, Kirino)

    Though I may be somewhere else later as I'm thinking about abandoni ng this book for a few days, and trying again when I'm in a different frame of mind

  16. Yes, I'm doing the Japanese Lit 2 challenge. I've read and reviewed Out by Natsuo Kirino and I'm reading Asleep now. I've still got Kafka on the Shore (Murakami) and can't wait to get to that read!

    My favorite Bradbury books so far are Something Wicked ... and Dandelion Wine. From the Dust ... took a bit of focus since it is pretty much poetry written as prose. I love Bradbury's imagery.

  17. Here where I am. http://confuzzledbooks.blogspot.com/2008/10/where-are-you-tuesday_21.html

  18. justareadingfool - People of the Book follows a ancient Jewish book as it is produced and then saved numerous time. Nice invented historical fiction. I like my history in ficiton ways.

    guatami - ooh, Heritic's Daughter. I see that everywhere. Pretty soon I'll have to add it to my br pile.

    tanabata - the moors, Wuthering Heights, grade 12 English. I always think of Heathcliff, and how we put him on trial for being 'cold, cruel and calculating'
    At least I remember something about it, other than the crazy people.

    the bumbles - welcome! too bad about them Sox.

  19. marg - Mudbound was a great read. I hope you enjoy it. I couldn't imagine living like that though. that's the beauty of books, it let's us live things we wouldn't do in real life.

    lisa - weird! You'll have to read Stardust and see the other Wall.
    I havent' read much Meg Cabot, but I know they are popular at school.

    katrina - some days, the book just has to be put aside. Move on, girlie.

    terri - I just love the phrasing and imagery in Something wicked. I like that I am reading it very slowly, little pieces at a time, to appreciate it more. it's almost poetry.

    shannon - The Book Thief was great. Zusak is amazing. Simply amazing. The other book sounds like a great chick lit book.

  20. After a couple trips around the U.K., I'm finally back in Canada recounting my glory days as an NHL star (Paul Quarrington's King Leary).

  21. I'm fly-fishing with my brother in Montana. (A River Runs Through It)

  22. john - I have King Leary on my computer, it was a free download from somewhere (linited time offer!) I just never seem to get into reading a book on the computer. Blogs, however, keep me very distracted. Canada Reads!

    bookbliss - Does your brother look like Brad Pitt? :)

  23. I'm in Paterson, New Jersey with Oscar Wao, a hopeless geek who dreams of being the Dominican Tolkien.

  24. Thanks for the SOX condolences raidergirl3. Will be watching the WS tonight anyway. The Last Best League is non-fiction - I just finished yesterday - my thoughts are on my Goodreads link back over on my blog.


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