Posted by: Sally Ingraham | December 5, 2009

Read. Read. Read-a-Thon: Hour 9

DSC00275Phew! Things are rockin’ and rollin’. I finished my second book – A Mercy by Toni Morrison – a 167 page novel that brings my total page count to 351.

(Blahh!! My genius cat Briggs just made my computer crash by stepping on the keyboard in a surprise attempt to get my attention. He’s pretty smart – can’t he recognize the difference between positive and NEGATIVE attention?! I guess we’re both still learning…and fortunately the computer responded to mouth to mouth resuscitation!)

I liked A Mercy, but it was a difficult book – heavy subject. As a read-a-thon book it was a great though, since the story progressed through shared narrative from several characters. My attention was securely held, and I was suitably impressed with Morrison’s writing. Another success.

I spent a little over an hour on the computer around noon, and have taken a breakfast and a lunch break – food provided by my amazingly supportive boyfriend, who is tolerating my long disappearances into my bedroom and cheerfully calling me down for meals a minute before they hit the table. He’s also nicely impressed with my reading accomplishments! Other than those brief interludes I’ve been reading pretty much straight since around 7:30. I still have plenty of energy and my enthusiasm hasn’t flagged at all yet.

Once again, off to cheer on other blogs – best wishes to everyone who passes by here! 🙂


  1. Morrison is weighty for the mind. Glad this one was able to sustain you without smooshing you.

  2. I am definitely grateful for that too, Raych! 🙂

  3. A Mercy is on my list as well. We’ll see if I get to it, but I’m glad to know that you liked it.

    Also, loving the colors you have around here and the beautiful autumn leaves. So serene.

  4. Miss Wisabus – Thanks! Got to love the easily editable header. Hope you like A Mercy too when you get to it!

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