6:50 AM: Got a late start this morning because my brain forgot it was supposed to get up at the butt crack of dawn. Started at 5:35 instead of 5. Alarm went off at five AM. Brain went whaaaaaa? Writing this from phone. There was no sun! Cats very confused. One sat in lap and was warm and soft. Very helpful. Made some green tea and settled down to finish Columbine, which is excellent and really eye-opening. Not eating anything yet because am lazy and have run out of food. This could be a problem later.
Pages read: 68
Currently reading: Columbine, Dave Cullen
Books completed: none
8:24 AM: Just finished Columbine. Heading in for a shower now. Need to leave house for sustenance. Full update from coffee shop soon.
9:28 AM: Sitting in Tucson Coffee Roasters (yum) eating an everything bagel and cream cheese, sipping on my iced coffee with the caramel sauce floaters (mmmm floaters). Have I ever told you guys that I ate way too much cream cheese? I would put it on everything if I could. My cat loves cream cheese, also. He knows what the sound of the crinkly wrapper opening sounds like. My everything bagel has anise seeds on it, so I’m picking those off. Whose idea was that? Bagels shouldn’t taste like licorice. Had a hard time deciding on second book, but picked one I knew I could get through in a couple of hours. Starting off easy. Well, Columbine wasn’t easy. But I was already more than halfway through, so. Oh! And I listened to ten minutes of my The Dragon’s Path audiobook. Counting that as ten pages. Almost done with it. Will probably finish today in my wanderings from place to place, trying to keep my butt from atrophying. Have just now decided that Joshua Jackson’s arms will be my mascot today. Mmm, hairy. (See updated photo at top of post.)
Pages read: 192
Currently reading: Sandry’s Book, Tamora Pierce
Books completed: 1 (Columbine)
11:02 AM: Fifty pages in to Sandry’s Book. Really like it! It’s fun to read a Tamora Pierce book not set in Tortall, and not centered on one heroine. Four main characters instead of two. Hopefully will finish book by 1 PM AZ time, just in time to switch locations again. Was probably mistake to go for coffee this morning, despite warnings in Readathon FAQ to go for lower caffeine drinks to avoid buzzing and crashing. Was definitely a mistake to get the refill. Am also wondering why Sandry’s Book has two titles. Looks like it was originally published under that name, but then in 2005 was reissued as The Magic in the Weaving? I like the second title better. Seems less corny and pre-packaged commercially (two things Tamora Pierce definitely isn’t). After I finish this one, I think ya’ll are going to be intrigued by my next choices . . . I’m going for ‘eclectic’ in my book line-up. Continue reading