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!
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:
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]