As a new Steelers fan by way of Philadelphia, the big game was a bit of a bummer … but hey, at least I’m not Christina Aguilera this morning.
My performance in The Big Game’s On! Read-a-thon, hosted by Jenn’s Bookshelves, left a bit to be desired as well. I listened to approximately 20 minutes of my current audiobook (the wonderful Mockingbird, by Kathryn Erskine) while en route to and from the grocery store. Then, during the game, I only managed to read 32 pages of my current book, Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family’s Feuds by Lyndall Gordon.
Lives Like Loaded Guns demands one’s undivided (or not so divided) attention, because it is the sort of book where if you skim a paragraph or even a sentence, you could miss a key fact or important point. There are a lot of players on the field in this mid-1800s drama (there’s a handy family tree to help keep them straight), so perhaps not my best choice of Read-a-thon books for this go-around. Not much choice in that matter, though, since it is due back to the library on Saturday (with no
renewals time outs left) and I’m only on page 92 of 405.
Plenty of time for a big finish.
Thanks so much, Jenn, for hosting such a super Read-a-Thon!
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