Friday, October 8, 2010


And we're off! Or at least, I'm starting now. It's 5pm on Saturday, we're finally home after seeing my mother and running some errands, and Patrick is down for a power nap. Top left in that pic is The Passage, which won the vlog post vote by .5 of a point. So The Passage shall be my readathon read, interspersed with the odd short story from Everything's Eventual.

I'm going to take the chance now to make myself a cup of tea, grab a biscuit, snuggle under a blanket (it's cold and rainy today; perfect readathon weather) and get started.

I'm not going to finish The Passage. Nowhere near it probably, but I'm going to take a good smack at reading as much of it as I can.

Drop by; say hi! Check out my vlog here: (there's food porn in there, too) and let's get this party started, yes?



Anonymous said...

Oh, good luck with The Passage... when I saw that's what you're reading today, I kinda groaned, lol. I recently read it, and I'm still wondering what all the hype was about... but maybe it's just me!!! Can't wait to hear what you think!

Anonymous said...

(Non)traditional Buddhist readathon blessing:
Just as the books fill the shelves,
Pile together on the floor and stack up on the table
So may the joy of the readathon
Flow forth to brighten your day and lift your spirit.
Books already read, books in progress and books yet to be read.

By the power of every word on the page
May your book be delightful,
As scary as Lovecraft’s Cthulhu
Or as sweet as a box of See’s candy.

Let the power of the images evoked by words
Keep you stay awake long through the night
May no obstacle impede
Your day filled with books.

For all of those who are reading today
Who follow in the path of Dewey
May your day be filled with the four blessings
Of fabulous books, tasty snacks, comfy chairs and joy.

Maree said...

crazycommamomma: A friend of mine was "meh" on it as well, but I'm curious so I'll keep going. Page 35 and so far so good ;)
softdrink: That's lovely, thank you <3

Amanda said...

Have a great day Maree! As best you can anyway.

Maree said...

Amanda: Thank you! :)

gautami tripathy said...

I am here
(let it be clear)
to cheer!!