Saturday, October 13, 2012

Read-a-Thon: Mid-Event Survey

How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired? Hmmm, your eyes can't be that tired if you've only been reading a few hours in between making dinner, kissing your son before he goes to work, and checking your email.

What have you finished reading? I have just finished Anna Karenina for about the sixth time in my life. One of the things that interests me is how the reading of a book is so greatly effected by the age in which one reads the novel. Now, with thirty years between this finishing, and the first time I finished it in high school, I come away with completely different thoughts. Which, once I've sorted, will come out in my review later this month.

What is your favorite read so far? Yeah. That would be the one book I've read since beginning earlier this afternoon.

What about your favorite snacks? Halloween candy that we opened early? Italian table wine? Bowls of kettle corn? Health, thy name is Bellezza.

Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love! Friends, it's all I can do to get around to those blogs I already know and love.

Now for my next read...I promised my friends at school I'd re-read The Little Stranger with them, which we plan to discuss on Thursday, but it isn't calling the loudest. I have a sneaking suspicion I will open an arrival in my mailbox from earlier this week: Indiscretion.

After all, I often like to alternate my classics with thrillers. Especially if they're allegedly sexy.

11 comments:

  1. I understand completely about relating to books differently depending on your age. I've been finding that often while re-reading F Scott Fitzgerald this year.
    And about those snacks...it's not too healthy around these parts either. I'm pretty sure you are not alone!
    Enjoy reading The Little Stranger!!

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    1. F Scott should not be required reading for high school in my opinion. No wonder I missed so much of what he was writing about when I was only 16!

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  2. Oh, one of my favorite books :-) I"m due for a re-read sometime soon, too! Good luck with the readathon!

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    1. There are so many thoughts swirling around in my head after closing the cover. I never realized how much Christianity Tolstoy included in this novel and it's a most welcome surprise to read of Levin's "awakening".

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  3. My eyes are tired, too. Is that a sign of age? I've read for a total of 5 1/2 hours with lots of breaks in-between. I finished one book and am heading to bed to start another. I'm a wuss when it comes to staying up past midnight. OK, 10:00. ;) Off to post my mid-event survey. Have a lovely Sunday, Miss Bellezza. My plan is to send you my thoughts on The Thorn Birds. Finally! :) xoxo

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    1. It's 9:27 and I'm yawning like a child even though this novel, Indiscretions, is very compelling. Have a lovely Sunday, too, Les, and no worries about Thorn Birds. We don't ever have to write a formal post for it. :)

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  4. OMG I just finished The Little Stranger a couple of weeks ago and it was fantastic! I think you'll love it! It reads like a classic DuMaurier! And it blows my mind how many times you've read Anna K! Also..jealous of your Halloween candy and wine :p

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    1. I've read The Little Stranger before as well, for one of Carl's RIP challenges. So good and so like Du Maurier as you say.

      Don't be jealous if the crap I eat, it doesn't look as good on as it tastes. :)

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  5. I like to alternate my books too - I go by Monty Python, 'now for something completely different'.

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  6. Isn't it wonderful how your life experiences change your perceptions of a book?

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  7. So happy to hear that you got to finish rereading Anna Karenina during the readathon! That's equivalent in weight to 5 books!

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