Hello friends! Fall #Readathon has arrived and I’m determined to make up for the disappointing 302 pages I read last time. Check this master post for all of my reading updates and follow me on Twitter, Litsy and Instagram where I will be experimenting with Instagram stories and trying to document my 24 hours.
Now for the books …
Authority by Jeff Vandermeer – The second book in the Southern Reach trilogy, I’m dying to know where things pick up 30 years after the last book ended with many questions unanswered. I understand this book focuses on the bureaucracy that sent the last mission into Area X, so we’ll see if this book is just as tense and suspenseful.
|3:00 p.m.||Overdrive is saying page 586 but
|Getting to know the main character,
Control and trying to figure out
what’s going on
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead – The hype around this book is HUGE and it will surely win many awards. While I’m enjoying it, I can’t help comparing the central female character to Aminata from The Book of Negroes/Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill. Aminata was awesome; Cora … yet to be determined. Extra #Readathon motivation: This is due back at the library and I can’t renew it!
|11:25 a.m. EST||114||Between making breakfast, walking dogs and running to piano lessons, I haven’t read much. But the afternoon is clear. The book is going in an interesting direction, so let’s see …|
|3:00 PM||191||On Twitter I said this book was okay, but there have
been some turns in the story that have caught my
attention. The lack of freedom the characters suffered is unimaginable.
|2:0AM||Finished||My first finished book! A very good story,
but it didn’t blow me away.
Great Tales and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe – Remember back in December when I joined the Back to the Classics challenge? Yah, I completely forgot about it too! Back then I pledged to read this great American poet and writer for the first time, and Fall/Halloween is the perfect time of year to read classics such as The Raven and The Tell-Tale Heart.
|3:00 AM||I read 94 pages||I read The Raven, A Tell-Tale Heart,
The Black Cat and started The Purloined
Letter, but it was making me sleepy.
Inferno by Dan Brown – Nothing like characters on the run and making miraculous escapes from nefarious villains in gorgeous European settings (yet again) to keep a reader awake during the early hours. My affection for Robert Langdon probably has more to do with Tom Hanks than anything. He is my favourite actor and I get gooey inside when I see him on the screen. Sorry, TMI.
|3:30 AM||604||As usual, Robert Langdon is on the run and looking at historical Italian art.|
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood – Catching up on the #AliasGrace2016 read-along.
Happy #Readathon! Tell me about your #Readathon stack or reading strategy.