Time: // 8:30 am (not bad for the day after Dewey’s Read-a-Thon!)
The scene: // A sunny fall day in a town whose baseball team is 2 up in the NLCS. Go Cards!
Listening to: // My Sunday playlist, currently “Oh Happy Day” by Aaron Neville.
Currently reading: // Still reading Brave Genius: A Scientist, a Philosopher, and Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize by Sean B. Carroll. Late last night, during Dewey’s Read-a-Thon, I needed something super fluffy, so I started Seduction in Silk by Jo Beverley.
Blogging about: // Dewey’s Read-a-Thon. Here are my answers to the wrap-up questionnaire:
1. Which hour was most daunting for you? 16 — I switched to the paperback and the bath tub.
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Romance works for me — Seduction in Silk by Jo Beverley has a hero and heroine with so much conflict in the beginning that it’s going to be fun to see how they get together.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? The format of the winners has me confused. I won as a cheerleader one hour. Was I (Am I) supposed to choose from the Prize Page like the reading winners or does something different happen for cheerleaders?
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? I love the energy on the Twitter feed.
5. How many books did you read? Parts of three.
6. What were the names of the books you read? The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro, Brave Genius by Sean B. Carroll, and Seduction in Silk by Jo Beverley.
7. Which book did you enjoy most? I liked them all at the various times I read them. The writing in The Perfume Collector is beautiful and the story structure added to the intrigue. See my mid-event survey for a quote that moved me in Brave Genius (Dewey’s Read-a-Thon — Best Reading & Mid-Event Survey). Seduction in Silk kept me going past midnight.
8. Which did you enjoy least? I didn’t have a least yesterday — that makes for an easy Read-a-Thon.
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? Don’t get too attached to the idea of reading during the Read-a-Thon :-).
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Yes — I like being a cheerleader and reader, with more emphasis on the cheerleading. I had a great time. Thanks to everyone who helped put this on. A special thanks to my energetic fellow cheerleaders on Team Otter — it was so much fun to run into you on all the blogs.
Here are my Read-a-Thon posts in order:
- Dewey’s Read-a-Thon Introduction Post
- Dewey’s Read-a-Thon — Spine Poem
- Dewey’s Read-a-Thon — Blackout Poem
- Dewey’s Read-a-Thon — Update and Selfie
- Dewey’s Read-a-Thon — Best Reading & Mid-Event Survey
Participating in: // The October Memoir and Backstory Challenge hosted by Jane Ann McLachlan. The second week’s theme was relationships. I explored my life compared to my mother’s life at three different ages, with some unexpected results and some fun new stories from family members in the comments.
- Mother and Me, Age 48 — October Memoir Challenge
- Mother and Me, Age 23 — October Memoir Challenge
- Mother and Me, Age 6 — October Memoir Challenge
We’re skipping today due to the Canadian Thanksgiving holiday. Our next theme is Secrets and I’ve been struggling with that, but I finally came up with an idea. Look for two posts that tell you about secrets that I’m not going to reveal and a third post that actually reveals a secret.
Looking forward to: // A week of catching up and organizing because I’m feeling surrounded by messes.
What are you up to this fine Sunday?