Saturday, October 23, 2021

Library Loot for the 24-hour Readathon

I'm ready to start reading at 7:00 this morning, Central Time, since folks in the Eastern Time Zone start at 8:00.  Here's the list of books I got from the library this week, to be added to the one I'm already reading, which is at the top (it's from the Crown Center's small library):
  1. No!  I Don't Want to Join a Book Club: Diary of a Sixtieth Year ~ by Virginia Ironside, 2006, fiction, 231 pages
  2. Wood, Wire, Wings: Emma Lilian Todd Invents an Airplane ~ by Kirsten Larson, 2020, children's, 48 pages
  3. What Could Be Saved ~ by Liese O'Halloran Schwarz, 2021, mystery, 460 pages
  4. Talk to Me ~ by T. C. Boyle, 2021, fiction, 352 pages
  5. The Inheritance ~ by JoAnn Ross, 2021, fiction (Oregon), 376 pages
  6. I Will Be Fierce! ~ by Bea Birdsong, illustrated by Nidhi Chanani, 2019, children's, 40 pages
  7. The Sundial ~ by Shirley Jackson, 1958, fiction, 245 pages
  8. If God Is Love, Don't Be a Jerk: Finding a Faith That Makes Us Better Humans ~ by John Pavlovitz, 2021, social issues, 233 pages
  9. When the Legends Die ~ by Hal Borland, 1963, fiction, 216 pages
Claire at The Captive Reader has this week's Mr. Linky for Library Loot.

I doubt that Clawdia would put up with a little mouse reading here in our apartment, but I think he's cute.  We shall see how much reading gets done today.  The clock below will symbolize periodic reports on my reading.
I may update throughout the day.  Let's see how my reading goes.

Opening Event Survey

1)   What fine part of the world are you reading from today? — St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
2)   Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? — All of them (see above), but I'll start with the children's books and the novel at the top of the list because it's about an older woman who is around the age of my children.
3)   Which snack are you most looking forward to? — I never understood the emphasis on snacks.  I'll eat regular meals and maybe a tangerine and a few fig bars in mid-afternoon.
4)   Tell us a little something about yourself. — I'm retired, 81 years old, and have always loved words and books.  Being retired means I can read whenever I like, any day, unless I have scheduled something else.
5)   If you participated in the last readathon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today?  If this is your first readathon, what are you most looking forward to? — I participated in the FIRST readathon, the one started by Dewey, and many since then.  My only goal today is to read when I feel like it.  I'll finish all nine of those books above before they are due back at the library.

1 comment:

Goldendaze-Ginnie said...

Hi Bonnie, yes... Sylvia Plath and her mother moved to our town, Wellesley Hills, Mass. when she was about 15. As well as being in Mr. Crockett's English class we were also in the same Senior play, J. M. Barrie's "The Admiral Crichton" and also attended the Unitarian church in Wellesley.
I've taken a few of the books from your list to get from my library.