Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon is coming at the end of this month. At the request of readers, the Goodreads group for the readathon has scheduled a couple of warm-ups before the event. The first was yesterday, and it was a simple two-hour readathon.
Now, who couldn't read for two hours?
It's actually harder than you might think.
I decided to read-at-will with the huge stacks under my bed. Once I settled in, with a Geoff Dyer's White Sands, a little French music, and a cup of coffee, it went well.
Of course I couldn't stop after two hours and ninety pages....I had to read on to the end. If you've never read Geoff Dyer, you are missing out. White Sands has Dyer visiting great spots for travelers, but if you are thinking the Grand Canyon and the Eiffel Tower, you are way, way off. Dyer takes you to places you'd never think of yourself and shares his odd random thoughts along the way, thoughts you'd never think of yourself. It's a fun trip. ★★★★★
Sign up for Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon scheduled for April 29th here.
What Else Did I Read This Week?
Windows by Julia Denos ★★★★★
Have you read any of these?
I still love bookboxes. There is something terribly fun about receiving a mysterious box of books in the mail, books you can keep, if you want.
I received the Bookbox of Things yesterday. Lots of yummy narrative nonfiction, each book centering on a thing. I chose A Gentle Madness (thing: books); Just My Type (thing: fonts); and Glass Paper Beans (thing: ordinary things).
Later in the day, I received the Virtual Bookbox. If anything, a virtual bookbox is even easier than a real bookbox: you don't have a physical box to cart to the post office. You can choose a book. Or not. Easy peasy.
Love bookboxes. Are you a bookbox person?
Final Thoughts: Obsessions
I'm pondering this question as I contemplate my latest pair of LulaRoe leggings.
Yes, these have trees on them. Trees.
I also have sunflowers. And pencils. And, of course, books. And many, many more.
I really, really must rein myself in.
What is the Sunday Salon? Imagine 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.