Saturday, April 18, 2009

Readathon begins...

I'm up.

I've been listening to The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Diaz since 5 a.m. Audio books make it hard to keep track of pages! If anyone has a paper copy of this book, can you tell me what page it is where Oscar goes to Santa Domingo to stay with his abuela, near the beginning? That's where I started, near the end of the first hour of audio.

Going to lie down and listen with my eyes closed a little longer. I promise not to go back to sleep.

Edit: Mph, just noticed I'm supposed to do an introductory thing.

Where are you reading from today?So far, my bed.

3 facts about me
1. My husband and I learned to salsa dance last night.
2. Learned that after 15 wonderful years of marriage and 10 years together before that, we still can't read each other's minds on the dance floor.
3. My 2 kids slept at a friend's house last night. I didn't plan this for the Readathon but it's nice not to worry about waking them up right now.

How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours? 14

Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)? Well, I'd like to finish The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, since it's overdue at the library. Other than that, not really. Just to keep reading.


  1. Ooo 'The Brief Life..' has been at the back of my mind for ages - hope to see how it's going later. Glad you're thinking about joining my mini-challenge. Have fun listening :)

  2. The Salsa dancing sounds wonderful, what fun! Good luck, this is my first time and I'm enjoying it.

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  4. Just keep reading is good advice. Good luck!

  5. Sorry ... double post. Trippy fingers.

  6. Salsa dancing sounds like fun! Good luck!

  7. Good luck today! Love your three random facts :-) I'll be cheering you and the other readers on!!

    Melisa @ Melissa's Bookshelf

  8. I love Salsa dancing! I learned a little bit with my husband, and yeah, you are right, it takes a lot to learn to be in tune with each other!

    Good luck with the reading thing :-)

  9. Hope you figure out the page numbers thing; did you see my tweet about how I'd go about it?

  10. How did you hubby to go to dance classes? I've been trying to get mine to go for years. Good luck today.

  11. I loved Oscar Wao so much, I wouldn't mind experiencing the book again via audio.

  12. It's so nice to hear about a great, working relationship! Hopefully the salsa dancing gave you added energy for reading today!?! Good luck!