Saturday, April 10, 2010

Dewey's Read-a-thon: Update #1

First of all, thanks to those who have left comments of encouragement as well as good wishes for my Mom! Your kind words are appreciated.

Here is the current progress report:
Location: on VIA train 6006, heading east, just past Oshawa.
Hours into challenge: 3.5
Hours read: 2 and a bit
Pages read: 225
Books finished: 1

Following advice found on the read-a-thon site, I decided to start with an easy read, so I could start the day with a feeling of accomplishment. I chose Hiromi Goto's Half World, containing wonderful illustrations by Jillian Tamaki. This young-adult novel is one of the Ontario Library Association's White Pine Award nominees for 2010. This was a terrific read, set in a crazy, scary fantasy world not unlike one of Neil Gaiman's.

What's next? First, catch up with news on the Dewey's Read-a-thon blog, eat one of the yummy Rise 'n Shine bagels Todd and I picked up on the way to the train station, have a short nap, and then on to the next book.

6 comments:

Kathleen said...

I'll be cheering you on today and hope you have a great day of reading. I'm sorry to hear about your mom and will keep her in my thoughts and prayers.

vvb32 reads said...

ooo, half world looks awesome. and the book trailer rocks! look forward to your review on this one. have a happy read-a-thon-ing day!

ferrywoman said...

Good job so far! Such a fast reader. Half World sounds interesting; I'll be on the look out for that one.

Hope everything goes smoothly on your end. Have fun, and happy reading!

Serena said...

Looks like you are making great headway
Keep up the reading, don’t let that head sway
Eyes on the page and coffee in hand
You’ll be entering a new land.

GO READER!

carolsnotebook said...

Is your mom's doing well. Family always come first. Enjoy the reading you do get to do.

Kailana said...

A feeling of accomplishment is a great idea. I so agree! Enjoy!