Sunday, March 20, 2016

Can You Guess How Many Books I Read Over Spring Break? (Hint: It's Record-Setting!)

You know I'm a huge reader. I've been known to read a book an hour during a 24-hour-readathon. 

Just imagine how many books I could knock out during nine full days of spring break.

Let me give you some time to think on this.

Here goes....thirty seconds of Jeopardy music....

Time's up. What did you come up with? Did you go conservative with nine, one for each day? Or did you think big? Maybe fifteen or twenty? Two a day?

Not even close.

So here's my grand total for my spring break reading....

Zilch. Nada. Zero. 

I didn't finish a single book during spring break. And I'm not even upset about it. 

I read every day. But I savored my book. I read sssslllloooowwwwllllyyyy. So slowly. I've probably never read so slowly. So carefully. Loving every word.

What is this marvelous book, you ask?

Why, it's Lonesome Dove. I'm still reading on it today. I don't care if I ever finish. It's that good.

What are you reading today?!

What is the Sunday SalonImagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them,and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book. Click here to join the Salon.

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news and recap the past week.

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. We share books that we found in our mailboxes last week. 
 It is now being hosted here.

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which you can share the books you've acquired.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is now being hosted at The Book Date.


  1. Ok ... I hope you plan to write a review as soon as you finish savoring the book. I'm very intrigued!

  2. My husband is reading this book right now... and after your post, I think I need to read it as soon as he's done. LOL

  3. LOL! I don't do it very often, but it is a real treat to just live in the world of one book for days and days on end.

    1. I almost never do it, but every time I do, it is a powerful experience.

  4. Hahaha, love the Jeopardy countdown! I've stopped pushing myself and love love love it :)

  5. Love. This. Post.
    So glad you're enjoying the book :)

  6. I've never read Lonesome Dove. I am glad you are savoring it. Sometimes that is the best way to read. I forced myself to slow down while reading the last Harry Potter book so I could savor it too.

  7. Okay, I am all for savoring books...I haven't done that in a while. It would be nice...I haven't read Lonesome Dove, but I've loved some other books by the author. And the movies, too.


  8. Not a book I've ever read but you have made it sound GOOD. Hope you enjoy till the last page.

  9. The older I get, the more I want to do this. Just take my time and savor my reading. I've made some progress in that regard. I'm not quite to the stage of not numbering the books in my reading journal, but I have no number in mind as to 'how many read in 2016'. I've not ever read LONESOME DOVE. So glad you are enjoying it thoroughly!! Hope you had a great spring break.

  10. I've never read that book but I'm intrigued now if it's that good! Savoring a good book is the best... glad you're enjoying it. :)

  11. I have always wanted to read Lonesome Dove! I am so glad you are enjoying THAT much! And isn't wonderful to just savor a book instead of being on a racetrack with it!!!

  12. Oh I'm glad you're enjoying TLD Deb. Sometimes you need to take it slow and savour and I'm glad you're getting the chance to do that. I know I can get to wrapped up in the reading and reviewing cycle I forget to stop and smell the pages, phrases etc... and that's not doing writers justice!

  13. Glad your enjoying it. I haven't read it yet but it looks good. I might look into it. Hope you have a great week. :)

  14. All for reading slowly - books often deserve that, not every one but many of them. I think I would like the one you are reading too.

  15. How lovely to find a book that you never want to end.

  16. What?! My dear friend didn't finish one book during spring break? And you're still reading/loving it? It's going on my tbr list.

  17. I am sure spring break was good even though you only read one book.

    Lonesome Dove is a book my dad loved. I never read it.

    Beautiful cover.

    LOVE YOUR POST...very cute.

    Have a wonderful week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

  18. I have it on my virtual TBR pile. Looking forward to it. I hope to knock off at least three books during my Spring Break but may get stuck in my Classics Club selection, Age of Innocence.

  19. I read Lonesome Dove years ago. I even watched a couple of episodes of the mini-series, but I can't remember much of the story so I think it is due for a re-read. Your excitement about this book is catching!

  20. I think that's a wonderful way to read a good book, slowly and soaking it all in! Maybe we should aim to do that more often :)


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