Posted by: Sally Ingraham | December 5, 2009

Read. Read. Read-a-Thon: Hour 15

DSC00277I feel like my math can’t possibly be correct (not a shocking supposition when my math record is examined…), but if I started reading around 7:30 this morning and it is now 10:30 p.m. than I really have been read-a-thoning for 15 hours!! Amazing. The halfway point swept past me while I was in the middle of eating dinner. 🙂

So where am I now? I finished my third book – Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. – which at 191 pages brought my total for the day up to 542 pages. Sa-weeeeet! 🙂

Cat’s Cradle is definitely my favorite Vonnegut thus far, but I’ve only read two others. I was momentarily worried when I started it because I didn’t know if my brain could handle too many odd plot twists, and I nearly put it down, but suddenly I was 20 pages in and I was hooked – smooth reading from there. Loved this part – so appropriate for the read-a-thon:

I turned to Castle the elder. “Sir, how does a man die when he’s deprived of the consolations of literature?”
“In one of two ways,” he said, “petrescence of the heart or atrophy of the nervous system.”
“Neither one is very pleasant I expect,” I suggested.
“No,” said Castle the elder. “For the love of God, both of you, please keep writing!”

Not sure what I want to read next. I’ll poke around online for awhile and see what everyone else has gotten up to since I was last in the blogosphere, finish my 10 o’clock snack (lovingly prepared by my boyfriend before he fell asleep on the couch!), and watch the first snow of winter dust Bar Harbor, ME. 🙂


  1. What a wonderful boyfriend! Mi esposo headed to bed around eight, a bit saddened that I’d spent the day reading instead of entertaining him. Must make up for that tomorrow.

  2. Yes, I’m planning to sleep most of the day tomorrow, but I’ll get up to make dinner for the lovely boy! 🙂

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