Time spent cheering: 30 min
No. of pages read: 469
No. of books finished: 2
Currently reading: Not certain yet. I just finished Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz.
Thoughts on the event: I’m still having fun. Connor is making his way through Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Holly has managed to bring down half her library and was working her way through them before she got bored and wanted to go with Daddy to the store. Jim was kind enough to make bacon and eggs for brunch. The protein, added to a healthy dose of caffeine in the form of coffee, has me feeling pretty pert right now. I’m looking forward to grabbing the third book but think I am going to let Random.org figure out what to read next. I mean, I might as well work towards a reading challenge during the Read-a-thon, right?
Nicole at Linus’ Blanket is hosting a mini-challenge regarding food consumed in our reading. While finishing Blue Bloods, there is an entire scene that lovingly describes a high tea, complete with cucumber sandwiches, crab salad, scones.
“For a few moments, nothing was said as she and her grandmother helped themselves to the treats. Schuyler put a lavish spoonful of Devonshire cream on a scone and topped it off with a dollop of lemon curd. She took a bite, murmuring her delight.”
I think tea is definitely in order for later today, don’t you?
Rebecca at The Book Lady’s Blog is obsessed with authors being panty worthy, as in she would be willing to throw panties at certain authors. Men or women – these are the authors that leave us wanting more, anxious to read everything they have ever written. Having just finished Kathleen Grissom’s The Kitchen House, I have to say that she has been put on the list. Given her historical fiction penchant and impeccable research, panties would just not be appropriate, but how about a petticoat. For those of you who have read the book, it is fitting, no?
Another author I have long considered panty-worthy is Stephenie Meyer. I am not going to apologize for it. I love her writing. I will read anything she prints. I think these are appropriate, as she always was an Edward Cullen fan. Wait. Maybe I can get a pair for me?
Okay, enough joking aside. I need to start reading again. It is a read-a-thon after all!