Well. This will be a quick one, because I’m at a friend’s birthday party, haha. So. Anyway. The RRReadathon came to a close two hours ago. And it was met with so much opposition, hahaha. What you’re going to read for a whole day you do realize that’s a dorky thing to do omg are those brownies? But I trudge through. And the reading was punctuated by some Plants vs Zombies, and a stint in the hospital waiting room for a family emergency (where I read).
The schedule and the reading list didn’t go as planned, but, well, I made it. I didn’t read as many books as I would have liked, but I made it. Here are the books I read, in the order I read them:
- Doll, by Juniper Bell. It took me less than an hour to read this. My ebook reader told me it was only 76 pages, and that included the preliminary pages and the sneak peeks.
- Daughters of the Vicar, by D.H. Lawrence. This was a tactical error. Even though it was a really thin book, it was still D.H. Lawrence. So, boo. Sorry for underestimating you, sir. Good news, I can count this for the GLBT Challenge 2009! :]
- No One Belongs Here More Than You, by Miranda July. This was inebriating. Halfway through the collection of stories, I had to take a break. July is a crazy wonderful storyteller and a wicked good prose-ist.
- Her Last Death, by Susanna Sonnenberg. A gripping memoir. And yes, I know I sounded like a blurb. The narrator’s mother is such a character. Now I love my own mother more than ever.
- Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living, by Carrie Tiffany. I realize I’d been unfair with this book–I think I was asleep for most of it. I’ll probably read it again. What I remember (awake) seemed okay enough, haha.
I can’t do a coherent-enough wrap-up, haha. Feeling zombified right now. So, yeah. Come back for reviews/thoughts on the books, and what reflections I can give on the RRReadathon. :]
So. Since I’m at this birthday party. And this birthday party happens to be in the house of this friend I steal books from. Yay. The books I’m carting off to the car at the night’s end is (if you have any thoughts/comments/impressions on the books listed here, well, feel free to leave them):
- Hunger, by Elise Blackwell.
- Housekeeping vs. The Dirt, by Nick Hornby.
- The Task of This Translator, by Todd Hasak-Lowy.
- What Was Lost, by Catherine O’Flynn.
- God’s Mountain, by Erri de Luca.
- Mr. Lincoln’s Wars, by Adam Braver.
- Number 9 Dream, by David Mitchell.
- Cubao Midnight Express, by Tony Perez.
- Cubao Pagkagat ng Dilim, by Tony Perez.
- Eros, Thanatos, Cubao, by Tony Perez.
Yeah. Ladies and gentlemen, my TBR Land Mass is cackling as we speak. Cripes. Everyone have a great week. :)
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