The 24 Hour Read-a-Thon Update #2

My dear friend, Carol, appeared an hour ago with sliders from White Castle…
and the book I’d given her from World Book Night (Code Name Verity).
We read together until she had to leave. Her husband awaits, while mine is having a frustrating day at work overseeing the IT department and yet another transition.
If only he could read like us.
I have finished my second book of the day, The Quickening by Michelle Hoover (see review below). I’m not a terribly fast reader, but there is no sense rushing through one’s passion. And, some books are just meant to be read slowly.
Now to begin the third book of the ‘thon, The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker. It was just sent to me by Penguin this week, and it looks more thrilling than I can say.
Are you happy with your day?

17 thoughts on “The 24 Hour Read-a-Thon Update #2”

  1. How lovely that your friend came over to read and brought sliders! I agree that there is no use rushing through our passions. So important to enjoy and savor them.


  2. Neither of our husbands can stand them, but once in awhile a guilty pleasure is in store. Does it help assuage our guilty indulgence if I tell you we also like Earl Grey tea and shortbread cookies? 😉

    Indeed, all things should be savored.


  3. I know I should comment on your literary endeavors but…sigh…White Castle. I grew up on those gloppy little wonders. I have five brothers and sisters, so on roadtrips in the station wagon my parents would buy them by the sackful (could they really have been 20 for a dollar?) and toss them to the animals in the back seats. I think the last time I was in a White Castle was during my brother's wedding weekend in Minneapolis 30 years ago. The frozen ones are my only hope. Thanks for listening, I can be literary now. 🙂


  4. Glad you enjoyed the readathon. I still have not done one yet. Now I may be naive but what are 'sliders' . Not familiar with White Castle. I did lay on the couch all day yesterday and read The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers then some friends came over for dinner and my husband made margaritas and enchiladas because I have decided Australia does not do good Mexican food. It was a pleasant day though weather was lousy.


  5. Sliders…so American! At White Castle, they are little, thin, cheeseburgers cooked with onions and lots of grease. They are loved by some and loathed by others, and certainly nothing you could eat on a daily basis. (And stay remotely healthy. 😉


  6. The Read-a-Thon is well over, but I had to pop in and say I'm utterly jealous of your friend. How fun to sit and read (while eating greasy sliders!) with a good friend! Perhaps next April I should pay you a visit…


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