Books and Gardens

Dewey's Read-a-Thon buttonMy single goal for Dewey’s Read-a-Thon is to finally finish Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson. I started this 900+ page behemoth in early February!

It’s a good thing that I kept my reading goals modest today because it looks like this is going to be the last fine day we have before several days of rain. This means I’m being pulled to get some work done in the garden. I posted photos this morning of what I’ve done so far. Today is the St. Louis Master Gardener Plant Sale, so I’ll be able to plug in some of those blank spots.

The traditional first post of the read-a-thon asks us to answer some introductory questions:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Kirkwood, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. We were late getting spring here, but it has sprung all at once!

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
The macaron I saved from last night’s wedding reception

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I have a new niece-in-law! She loves to travel and enjoys art and good food. We’re going to really enjoy having her in the family.

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? 
I’m looking forward to what appears to be the best-ever organization behind the scenes for cheerleaders. Let’s see how that works!

Are you participating in Dewey’s Read-a-Thon today?

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7 Responses to Books and Gardens

  1. Sherry Ann says:

    Good luck on finishing your behemoth! Hope you have a wonderful reading day!

  2. Nikki-ann says:

    A 900+ page book?! Wow, well done with that! I don’t think I’ve ever picked up a book quite that big.

  3. Kirsten says:

    I can’t blame you for wanting to get outside; it’s raining here, so no such draw! How far are you into your tome? Good luck and happy reading!

  4. Masanobu says:

    Good luck with your reading goal – it’s a hefty book. I hope you are enjoying it!

    Your vegetable garden is looking great, by the way. Come summer, you’ll have lots of high-quality fresh produce! The blueberries are making me specially envious ;)

    #Team Wordsworth

  5. Christina says:

    Best of luck to you with Quicksilver! I have never attempted Neal Stephenson…hard sci-fi really intimidates me!

  6. Melissa says:

    Yay for the readathon and the incredible organization of the cheerleaders. It’s so impressive that Andi and Heather coordinate this twice a year. Enjoy your reading!

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