Read-a-thon update 9, end of hour 18

Currently reading: At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon

Pages read since last update: 80, yikes!
Running total of pages read since I started: 844

Amount of time spent reading since last update: 80 minutes
Running total of time spent reading since I started: 790 minutes

Mini-challenge this hour: Care has posted a challenge asking for unusual vocabulary words in the books we’ve read, and/or most interesting/annoying/favorite run-on sentence encountered.

Here I go:

I have neither been greatly annoyed by nor been endeared to (of course!) a run-on sentence thus far. Therefore, I’ll post the best word I’ve come across, although it’s not new to me: perspicacity. It was in Alexander McCall Smith’s The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.

Books completed since I started: 3: Stardust by Neil Gaiman and The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith, and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Comments about this hour:
I’m afraid my reading is going much slower than I thought. Either that or I was somehow optimistic about this read-a-thon. I am staying awake.

Before I picked up the first on the Mitford series, I took a gander at The Book Thief, but I was worried that, not only was it long, it was … too sad? Down? Too something for the middle of the night.

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4 responses to “Read-a-thon update 9, end of hour 18

  1. wow! How acutely perceptive you are to find and share such a nifty word! Thanks, Care

  2. The Book Thief is a fast read once it picks up, but for me that only happened after about 80 pages. And it’s definitely sad. It’s only natural that your reading becomes slower as you get more tired…but you are still doing great!

  3. Thanks. It’s good to know the pace picks up later; it just seemed too sad for the read-a-thon, for me. I hope to finish it before it’s due back to the library, though, still.

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