Sometimes I get itchy for a readathon. Just a little excuse to carve out time in my day to finish books I might not otherwise get to. About a month ago I was searching Goodreads for reading events and the Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon popped up. I had never heard of it before, but it sounded great to me.
Have you seen my to-be-read shelf? It’s intimidating.
I’ve been meaning to make a post for the event for several days now, but am just now getting around to it. Allergies have had me down for a few days this week, coming and going as they please, but it’s given me a chance to curl up on my couch with a few books.
Goals: Finish 4 titles and read 500 pages
Pages read: 504 Titles finished during Read-a-Thon: 2
Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence (FINISHED – 376 pgs)
Or to Begin Again by Ann Lauterbach (FINISHED – 128 pgs)
Friday, September 18
Finished the first book I set out to complete. Lady Chatterley’s Lover has been on my shelf forever and I thought it was time I finally got around to it. Not bad at all, but parts of the story felt very rushed to me and I didn’t enjoy that.
Sunday, September 27
Finished a collection of poetry that had been sitting on the shelf since July. I put it aside then because I had a difficult time getting into it and the second go-round didn’t prove much better. The writing is abstract and not in a way that I enjoy. Some of it seems inaccessible, like I couldn’t latch on and find something in it for me. But it’s finished now and off my shelf and I am one title closer to my goal for the year.
Since I reached my page goal, I’m going to call this a success. I might pick up another book during the day and I’ll add it later if I do.
Added a tiny sprinkle of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, allspice, and ginger (basically homemade pumpkin pie spice) to the basket of the coffee maker this morning. There have been a few mornings in the past week that felt like fall. I’m ready for the cooler weather to make its way here.
My tomatoes were burned up. There wasn’t any amount of watering that would bring them back. I pulled them up and set aside the last fruits for canning. It was too hot, but they needed to be put up in jars.
Shared this playlist last night. The idea for this writing project came to me when I was trying to meet a deadline for actual work (of course)
This web series–Kissing in the Rain. Yeah, so what if I was looking for Anne and Gilbert fan vids. I had to pause what I was doing and watch the whole thing. It’s sweet. This is episode 2 and it doesn’t make any difference if you watch it first, but if you like it you should go back and watch it all. (And yes, I know, she’s in the Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Everyone and their great-aunt Gertrude have told me to watch it. Maybe I’ll get around to it someday.)