Saturday, April 18, 2009

Hour 10

Well, it's Hour 10.5 of Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-Thon. I've been participating this whole time! I've read about 7.5 of the hours so far. The 24 hours started half-way through my flight from Brussels to the US, so I had about 3 hours of passport control, baggage claim, customs, connecting flights and randomly falling back asleep.

I finished reading Socialism is Great! By Lijia Zhang and read all of by Grace Cavendish and Gold! A Lady Grace Mystery by Grace Cavendish and We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson. That last one counts for about a billion reading challenges I'm participating in. I also started Octavian Nothing Traitor to the Nation: Kingdom of Waves by MT Anderson. I'll get back to it, but my latest Sisters Grimm novel was waiting for me when I got home, so I'm going to read that instead!

Some literary highlights of my trip:

While flying into Manchester, we TOTALLY flew over Lyme Park, aka Pemberly.
I saw the Georgia Nicholson movie, which was quite well done, if not entirely faithful.
Went to a book store and on the way walked by 84 Charing Cross Road in London. It appears to be a Pizza Hut. Also, in London? Theatre District is also the Book District is also China Town. It was 85 shades of awesome.
King's Cross is under renovation so platforms 9 and 10 no longer share a barrier! But they still have the sign up, just around the corner. It was full of adults, all looking rather sheepish as they took their pictures.
I'm sure there was something literary in Belgium, but I was too focused on chocolate, waffles, frites, and beer to notice.

Overall, a great trip. I'm back to reading!


christina said...

Shirley Jackson, she also did The Lottery, right?

Nice work. Keep it up and Happy Reading :)

Ana S. said...

I LOVED We Have Always Lived in the Castle!

Welcome, Jennie :) Sounds like an awesome trip.

Elizabeth said...

Wow, that sounds like a cool trip. Hope your read-a-thon is going great!!