Sunday, October 14, 2012

It's Monday and I am exhausted...


So a bookish thing happened this weekend. You may have heard of a little event known as the 24 Hour Readathon...I did not read for 24 hours, but I did read for almost 18. This means I read a few more books than usual this week. It also means I am ready to sleep for a solid 12 hours.

Read This Week:
The Devoted
By Jonathan Hull

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel
By Robin Sloan

Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship
By Gail Caldwell

The Lifeboat
The Lifeboat
By Charlotte Rogan

Double Blind: A Novel
Double Blind
By Brandilyn Collins

Posts from this Week:
It's Monday 
Wednesdays with David
Review of Brick Lane 
Readathon Posts

Reading Next:
The Imperfectionists
The Imperfectionists
By Tom Rachman


I'm off to write a review or two or five....What did you read this week? 

19 comments:

  1. Ahhhh - the days of purposely staying awake for hours are way behind me...except for those pesky insomniac nights. I do tend to have nights where I can't sleep at all, so I tend to read the night away. I can't say that I read four books though - I usually get a book finished in that time. Congratulations on the reading, amazing.

    Happy Reading week, and hope you recover from your book induced exhaustion, *g*

    Mardel of Rabid Reader

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    1. I have to say that I don't think I will be doing it very often! I read two books in their entirety and finished one I had already started during the 18 hours.

      I hope you have an excellent reading week too!

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    2. An amazing amount of reading - two and a half books in 18 hours. wow. just wow. ;)

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  2. Oh my word, you and me both..I'm so tired still! And then I woke up this morning at 5 something because my sleep schedule is so messed up! Am I too old for this? Jeez! ;)

    I can't wait to hear what you thought of Penumbra, that book looks super interesting to me!

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    1. I'm glad I did it, but I'm also very happy the readathon only comes around twice a year!

      I really liked Penumbra's bookstore. I have a special love for books about bookstores and I think that this one really examined the way old books and new technologies live together in our modern world.

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  3. Wow - great job with the readathon - 18 hours!!! I'd probably sleep for 18 hours after that :-)

    Tanya Patrice
    Girlxoxo.com

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    1. Thanks Tanya! I think I slept for a good nine hours Sunday night. :)

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  4. 18 hours of reading! and the books: i read the online chapter of "Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore". how's the whole book?

    Sweet dreams, and have a lovely reading week :) here are my reads: http://virtual-notes.blogspot.de/search/label/bookshelf

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    1. I loved it. It was so creative and so eloquently touched on the collision of antique books and technology.

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  5. Lindsey, it looks like you did great during the read-a-thon! I also finished off 4 books. Do you think you'll participate again? :) P.S... still tired, here!

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    1. I certainly hope to participate again in April, but maybe I will try to clear my schedule a little better! I hope you get caught up on your rest this week. :)

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  6. Ahh, one day I will be able to participate in a read-a-thon! Maybe some forward planning is needed - hubby can take kids away for a weekend...
    You can check out my Monday here

    www.kyliesreads.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_15.html

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    1. I've mostly juggled it with a kid, but I only have one!! Tell your hubby you are going to take a vacation...or maybe he can take one with the kids. :)

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  7. I always miss the read-a-thons. =(

    But you look like you were successful even if it wasn't a full 24 hours. =)

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    1. The next one will be in April! They are a lot of fun even if you can't read for a full 24 hours. :)

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  8. I've just started Mr Penumbra's Bookstore, due to your high recommendation, and am loving it! It reminds me of Cecelia Ahern's style, except with a whole lot of computer nerd jargon thrown in, lol! :)

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    1. I'm so glad you are enjoying it too! I will have to come read your thoughts when you finish it. :)

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