Readathon! Spring 2015

It’s time for Dewey’s Read-A-Thon! I’ll be keeping track of my progress here and posting on Twitter (@ElizabethMelle, #readathon) whenever there is an update. This year I’m cheering with #TeamPopper, so look for their cheers floating around blogs and Twitter.

Scroll down for mini-challenges!

Goals: Finish 4 titles and read 500 pages

Pages read: 647
Time spent reading: 8 hours 30 mins
Time spent cheering: 3 hour 15 mins
Titles finished during Read-A-Thon: 4

Walking Dead Volume #21 (FINISHED – 136pgs)
I Carry Your Heart With Me (FINISHED – 32pgs)
Walking Dead Volume #22 (FINISHED – 136pgs)
Voyager by Diana Gabaldon (started at p. 339 – 483/870)
The Good Girl by Mary Kubica (80/350)
A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver (FINISHED – 77pgs)


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Sunday Morning Coffee


Tribute Blend is back in season at Starbucks and I’m sipping on that this morning. I appreciate that it always comes back in time for the spring Readathon. Have you signed up for that yet? Just one more week!

It may seem a little out of place in this post, but I don’t think I could let this day pass without acknowledging the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. This morning I got up to watch the memorial service, which is still going on as a type this. It’s been a beautiful tribute.

  • Book shelf curtain — I’m considering doing this with my bookshelves in the study. I find it difficult to concentrate when I am in there because of the cacophony of books and I wonder if this might help.
  • This recipe for spaghetti alla puttanesca with zucchini noodles showed up on Pinterest and I will definitely be making it this summer. Also, courgette is a lovely word.
  • Karen was talking about Pinterest over on her blog, and it made me think maybe I should share a board with you all every once in a while. It’s been terrific for me to put boards together for garden projects, writing, and Desire Mapping. If you want to rest your brain a little, take a look at my peaceful (core desired feeling) board.
  • Leesa wrote about her love for Outlander. YES.
  • I look back fondly on the time that I spent living alone, cooking for one, and just getting by. It was a special time. Very different and sometimes a little lonely, but when I think about those days I smile. And I think of Stracciatella alla Romana and whipping up a tiny pot of that late in the evening.
  • Where No One Should Go — I listened to this story, frozen and prostrate on my bed in the middle of the night. It’s simultaneously terrifying and awe-inspiring. Thinking about things like extreme depth, claustrophobic spaces, and endless darkness really affects me, so the deepest kind of deep-sea (cave) diving is one of the worst things I can imagine. But listen. It’s good.
  • Kathryn shares gold overheard at AWP 2015.
  • Recently I ran into a situation that left me googling things that lead me to articles about the anxiety of unanswered email.
  • I’ll leave you with this.
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