Sunday Salon

Well, I have to say, this morning finds me VERY tired.  I read through Hour 17 of the 24 Hour Read-A-Thon.  I did take some breaks, and ended up reading 14 books in 11.4 hours.  I have to say, part of me wishes I had tried to stay up for the full 24 hours – I went to bed early because I didn’t want to be utterly useless today, in view of the fact that we are very close to grad school finals!  Since my pages/minute average (5.7) seems to have been highest, it would have been really interesting to see how much I could have accomplished and whether I could have actually sustained that pace!

Taking off for the Read-A-Thon means I really have to kick the researching and writing into high gear this week, especially considering I have to go to Houston this weekend for my husband’s cousin’s wedding.  Hopefully I get enough done this week so that I don’t have to lug my school books there with me!

If you haven’t entered my giveaway for Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz yet, the giveaway ends tonight (4/19) at 11:59 PM, so make sure you hurry on over there!  [review][entry page]  Also, Jean Hanff Korelitz participated in a Blog Talk Radio show last week that was extremely interesting – if you have some time, check it out!  You’ll get to hear my (rambling) voice because I called in to ask a few questions!

I’m not going to post links to all my Read-A-Thon updates because I posted every hour!  However, here is the link to all of them, as well as the link to the wrap-up post of sorts! 

Additionally, this week I participated in Teaser Tuesdays, Wordless Wednesdays and Quotable.  I also wrote about the latest LOST episode, “Some Like it Hoth” and the second episode of season 3 of the The Tudors, as well as a chance to get a free ebook of Fizooreh Dumas’ Funny in Farsi.  My Thursday Tunes post for the week was for Adele’s 19.

Books I’ve read this week:


The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane – Katherine Howe


Life Without Summer – Lynne Griffin


Water Ghosts – Shawna Yang Ryan


I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti – Giulia Melucci


The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy – John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt [school]


Kiss Me, Kill Me – Lauren Henderson

 
Orange Mint and Honey – Carleen Brice


The Color of Light – Karen White

 
English as a Second Language – Megan Crane


The Big Dirt Nap – Rosemary Harris

 
One Lonely Degree – C.K. Kelly Martin


Just One of the Guys – Kristan Higgins

 
Nearlyweds – Beth Kendrick


City Dog – Alison Pace


Here Lies Arthur – Phillip Reeve


Whistling in the Dark – Lesley Kagen

 
The Only True Genius in the Family – Jennie Nash


Nothing But The Truth (and a few white lies) – Justina Chen Headley


I Was Told There’d Be Cake – Sloane Crosley

Reviews posted this week:


Signora da Vinci – Robin Maxwell [review]


First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria – Eve Brown-Waite [review]


Secrets to Happiness – Sarah Dunn [review]


The Empty Mirror – J. Sydney Jones [review]


When You Are Engulfed in Flames – David Sedaris [review]


Something Blue – Emily Giffin [review]


The Iliad – Homer [review]

Comments

  1. You read a LOT of books! Hope you catch up on your sleep soon!

  2. You read a LOT of books! Hope you catch up on your sleep soon!

  3. You are so awesome. I think you had a fabulous read-a-thon.

  4. You are so awesome. I think you had a fabulous read-a-thon.

  5. WOW! LOTS OF BOOKS! How did you do that???

  6. WOW! LOTS OF BOOKS! How did you do that???

  7. You did great. It was a fun event. I lasted through hour 21 and then just couldn’t concentrate anymore.

  8. You did great. It was a fun event. I lasted through hour 21 and then just couldn’t concentrate anymore.

  9. Congratulations on what you did manage to accomplish. That’s really amazing.

  10. Congratulations on what you did manage to accomplish. That’s really amazing.

  11. Fantastic reading this week. Well done on doing so well in the readathon too.

  12. Fantastic reading this week. Well done on doing so well in the readathon too.

  13. Congrats. You are a fast reader. I, on the other hand-very slow.

  14. Congrats. You are a fast reader. I, on the other hand-very slow.

  15. Congrats, Swapna! You read A LOT of books! I’m glad you all had fun! :)

  16. Congrats, Swapna! You read A LOT of books! I’m glad you all had fun! :)

  17. !

    Have you ever posted on how you are able to read 5 pages a minute? Sometimes it takes me 5 minutes per page! :-)

  18. !

    Have you ever posted on how you are able to read 5 pages a minute? Sometimes it takes me 5 minutes per page! :-)

  19. I feel like such a loser…. LOL
    but YOU did AWESOME..
    and have Fun in Houston, hopefully this Beautiful weather holds for you :)

  20. I feel like such a loser…. LOL
    but YOU did AWESOME..
    and have Fun in Houston, hopefully this Beautiful weather holds for you :)

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