Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Sunday Salon - The Morning After

What a whirlwind the 24 Hour Read-a-Thon was! I'll be the first to say, I never thought I'd reach 1,200 pages. That never entered my mind. I lucked out by having a stellar stack of books that kept me interested (and awake). Ha!

I got up around 10:00 this morning after three hours of sleep. I can't say that I'm 100%, but good enough to get through the day but with an afternoon nap, I'm sure. I've showered, I've had a quick bite to keep my stomach from growling, and I'm looking over what needs to get done today:

I need to grade one class worth of papers (we'll see), and I still have a big stack of books sitting here, so we'll see if I'm motivated to pick anything up. Right now my library pile looks the tastiest, American Wife (Curtis Sittenfeld) in particular.

You can expect full-blown reviews of the following books sometime this week:

Incantation, by Alice Hoffman
The Partly Cloudy Patriot, by Sarah Vowell
I Was Told There'd Be Cake, by Sloane Crosley

I may leave the other books with just captions in the Read-a-Thon posts. They were shorter, less to say. We'll see.

I'll update this post later in the day if I actually do take the plunge into another book. In the meantime, a very swingin' Sunday to all of you!


  1. I'm so jealous - I want to do a read-a-thon, but there's no way I can stay up for 24 hours. My narcolepsy will take over, I just know it. Can't wait to read your review of Incantation - I just got myself a copy this week!

  2. Hey - you did amazingly well! I hope I can participate next time.

  3. I'm proud of you for making it the whole way through! I'm sure it helped having amazing books to keep you going.


  4. Wow, that's an amazing page total! Congrats on doing so well!

  5. Nice job! I'm impressed as that is a lot of reading. Hope you can catch up on your sleep today :)

  6. Good Morning! Glad to see you up and about. I'm going out on the patio with the rest of Wild Boy. See you later!

  7. oh my goodness...i was traveling and could only see the tweets, but thought you were just on an insane reading jag! i guess you were, but how COOL! a read-a-thon!! love it!!!

  8. Congrats, Andi! Sounds like you had some good reads to keep you going. I'm looking forward to your review of Alice Hoffman!

  9. I would definitely recommend American Wife Andi - I've nearly finished it and I have hardly been able to put it down!

  10. Really? I was thinking the morning after would go something like this:

    More coffee... must have more coffee...

  11. Elizabeth, 24 hours is rough. 22-24 were my worst. Had to get up and walk around every so often. I think you'll loooove Incantation.

    Lenore, thank you! I hope you can, too.

    Thanks, Ophelia! The books definitely helped. I happened to pick a good stack.

    Thanks, Xicanti!

    Oh I did, Samantha! I think I slept for 3 or 4 hours yesterday afternoon after I woke up at 10.

    I hope you had a good day on the porch, Lezlie! Sounds heavenly!

    Thanks, Maree!

    LOL, Julie! I think I'm going to go on insane reading jags more often!

    Thanks, Becca! I'm looking forward to reviewing that one, especially.

    Thanks for the good words about American Wife, Karen! I started The Year of Living Biblically last night, but American Wife will probably be up after that one.

    Stu, I had so much coffee during the challenge, I laid off the day after. Had to stop the shaking. hehe

  12. I am in awe of you right now.

  13. I wish I could have stayed up all night!! Congrats on 1200 pages!! What an accomplishment!

  14. You did an amazing job! Congratulations! I am definitely going to have to pick up a few of your reading picks. Thanks!

  15. I don't know how you keep it all together and get everything done. You are the woman Andi! AND you get to read fun stuff that you want to...

  16. No wonder it was awufully quiet in the blogsphere this weekend! :) Congrats on finishing the read-a-thon. I was just burying my nose in students papers and the Guernsey book.

  17. LOL, April! Thank you, thank you.

    Thanks, Kristina! I think I'm still recovering from the all-nighter!

    Thanks, Amanda! Looking forward to your thoughts on anything you pick up from my list!

    You're too kind, Funky! I'm feeling distinctly crappy today, though. My sinuses hate me. About to hole up with a book and hope I get to feelin' better.

    Matt, I made a concerted effort to get everything graded before hand. Thank goodness I did! There's no way I could've read-a-thonned otherwise!

  18. Whoah! I was out and about all weekend so didn't get a chance to catch your posts before now. Congrats on a heck of a lot of reading done...and sounding remarkably chipper throughout! :)

  19. Impressive number, Andi. I can't wait to read your Alice Hoffman review. I'm half way through one of her books and want to know what you think of that one.

  20. Thanks, Jen! I was chipper throughout. I was the most shocked of all about that. hehe

    Nik, which one are you reading? I loooove her!

  21. Wow, that is very impressive!


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