It's Sunday and time for my weekly update. This week I will also update how I did on the Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-thon.
Readathon: as you can tell from it's title this was supposed to be a 24-hour reading session with updates along the way. Well, I didn't even sign up until five hours into the thing, so that would make it a 19-hour readathon. And I joined knowing that I already had commitments that day, most important was the preparation we needed to do for the event that we are hosting at our house today. If you cobble together all my reading times and subtract out all the time I was doing something else my 24-hour readathon suddenly became a 6-hour read when-you-can-a-thon. Now when I tell you what I read you might be more impressed than if you think I actually read for 24-hours and only finished this paulty list.
- What I finished:
- A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway...about his five years in Paris when he was a young, struggling writer.
- Ten Poems to Last a Lifetime edited by Roger Housden...the last book in the ten poems quartet.
- I Could Pee on This and Other Poems by Cats...a really silly little book containing poems about, er-r, cats.
- Dancing with Joys: 99 Poems edited by Roger Housden...I was over 3/4th of the way through this book before the readathon but I finished it up. Such lovely selections.
- Started but didn't finish:
- Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets by Evan Roskos...a young, depressed boy expresses his feeling through Whitmanesque poems. 1/3rd complete.
- Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman...my audiobook selection. 1/7th complete.
Weather: this past week the weather was gorgeous, but today it is overcast and rainy...of course we are having a party, so it has to rain. Sigh.
Scripture: 1 Peter 2: 11 "Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul."