Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Read Your Own Books Read-a-thon: After Action

So I started into A Love Story, but it's about grief, at least at the beginning. And I don't really deal that well with the dark side of life right now, in my reading. I can delve into self-hatred and impotent fury and futility quite well WITHOUT written assistance, thank you very much. So I'm still planning on finishing it, as honour demands, but it won't be in one sitting. I'm reading it in small bites, with time to detox afterwards.

And overall? I really liked the read-a-thon. :D I liked working through my list, and seeing all the other people chip away at their respective lists, and the general atmosphere of pro-reading. Yay, reading is fun! However, I didn't like that I had to work and be social when I could be READING. Which yes, is my default state of mind, but the added kick of the OBLIGATION to read made me more twitchy than normal. So I'd like to participate in one where I have to do nothing but read all weekend. Read and review, and be awesome, you know? ^_____^ I'll just keep alternate books in case I run up against HARD ISSUES again.

Final Stats

  • Pages Read: 1,256
  • Books Read: 4
  • Blog posts: 9
  • Books Reviewed: 4
  • Cups of Ice Cream: 1
  • Mugs of Tea: 4
  • Cups of Coffee: 6

Mistwood, Leah Cypess
Restoring Harmony, Joelle Anthony
A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend, Emily Horner in progress
Brightly Woven, Alexandra Bracken
Nice And Mean, Jessica Leader

P.S. Have an awesome picture.


Bahnree said...

Dude I totally know what you mean about being offended by all other obligations outside of reading. You just want to lock yourself and a hole and GET SHIT READ.

Also, I don't know if it was our conversation about bacon or what, but "After Action" made me squirm and giggle. XD

Snazel said...

It was a military phrase! I SWEAR! *swears*

Kemendraugh said...

Mmm, that IS a good picture!
And dude, I am so the apprentice when it comes to reading copious amounts of pages. You are LEET.

And hey. There's nothing wrong with not reading sad/hard books for a while :)

Snazel said...

@Kemendraugh: Heheheh, Thank you. But it was only "easy" (as you say) pages. So I can't preen too much.

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