So… the Read-a-Thon! It has started! I am late!
Though, given that I only decided to do this yesterday, I think that’s excusable. I also think it’s excusable that I’m not actually going to be reading the full 24 hours, due to silly things like having made other plans prior to this one.
However, I am going to see how much I can get read in one day. I’ll post updates to this post, rather than making an entirely new post. Then on Monday I’ll do a “formal” wrap-up.
(all times listed are Pacific time)
- 10:00 am: Started the Read-a-Thon with a re-read of Sorcery and Cecilia: or, the Enchanted Chocolate Pot by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer. (I never get tired of this book!)
- 1:30 pm: about half-way through Sorcery and Cecilia. Normally I read faster than this, but seeing as my reading time has been interrupted by chores and lunch I think it’s understandable.
- 4:00 pm: Finished Sorcery and Cecilia. I do so love that series, and the premise. Here’s a fun quote:
There is nothing quite so reassuring in an awkward situation as knowing that one is well turned-out, and while I hope I am not so fainthearted as to require such strategems, I am not so foolish as to overlook their value.
- 4:15 pm: Doing some blog surfing for other Read-a-Thon readers, and then I’ll be picking up some A.A. Milne to read about Winnie the Pooh.
- 9:10 pm: Finished Winnie The Pooh. I’ve now made a cup of tea and am writing a blog update (this one) before settling in with The House at Pooh Corner. We have been babysitting my niece (still are), so dinner took a bit longer than anticipated, and I couldn’t read during it. Neither could I read during the playtime afterwards, in which I was given all manner of toy food.
- 11:44 pm: Have now finished The House at Pooh Corner as well. I do so love these stories. My dad used to read them to me with different voices for each character. I can still remember the voice in which Piglet would say, “Help, help, a Horrible Heffalump!” (or “Herrible Hoffalump,” depending on which part of the story). Only… I can never read the final chapter without crying. I suppose it’s good crying, but still. I mean, it’s titled, “In which Christopher Robin and Pooh Come to an Enchanted Place, and We Leave Them There.” (*sniff*)
And now I shall be thinking in long sentences and big words, and prefacing many of them with “In Which”s; and here’s a quote for you, because I like it and because I can:
“Rabbit’s clever,” said Pooh thoughtfully.
“Yes,” said Piglet, “Rabbit’s clever.”
“And he has a Brain.”
“Yes,” said Piglet, “Rabbit has a Brain.”
There was a long silence.
“I suppose,” said Pooh, “that’s why he never understands anything.”