I sooooooo want a lampost…. (Neil Gaiman’s post ‘Once you’ve got a lampost‘)
This week was a really good reading week. Being able to do nothing but lie and down and watch TV or read helped. I finished up On Beauty, read Crooked Letter Crooked Letter in one sitting and then read How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe (which I loved) in just two days. It really feels good to be reading again. I don’t know if any of you noticed, since I didn’t really come out and say it, but I didn’t read (I should say complete) anything for the last 6 months of last year. Nothing. Zilch. Nada. I picked up several books and read a few chapters or maybe halfway through, and one book even 3/4 of the way through. Just couldn’t finish anything. Like I said, it was a bad year. But I’m off to the races now and it feels good to be back in the saddle reading again.
Today I decided to participate in The Big Game’s On Readathon, hosted by Jenn of Jenn’s Bookshelves. I’m actually a football girl. I love it. But this year I didn’t really watch it at all, mostly because the Denver Broncos were out of it so early. Sooo, while I’ll probably watch it and have it on mute, I am going to be reading during the game (and before and after it as well).
Here’s my lineup (hee hee) for today:
- Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool (this year’s Newbery winner)
- Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi (this year’s Printz winner)
Hopefully there will be a couple of touchdowns. (I couldn’t resist.)
Happy reading to all the other readathoners today!