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Read-a-Thon rambling

October 22, 2011

White Ink Drops asks about books and music

1. What song does the book I’m reading right now remind me of?
2. What song does my favorite book remind me of?
3. Can I find a connection between one of my favorite songs and a story I like?

Like most of the interesting posts I’m finding today, mostly what I’m thinking is: I love the idea, and I think I will come back to it later. I’m reading, and loving My Life In France. It’s making me drool. I wish I could have bites of every food Julia Child describes. But the way she writes, I can practically taste each dish. It’s such a tease!
So… the music, I guess is somewhere between Edith Piaf and good jazz. Why jazz? I don’t know. In the kitchen, I think, I really like the sound of saxophone jazz. Not so much at other times, and I couldn’t tell you why.

ETA: Finished My Life In France at 6pm. So, two books today, both great fun. My Life In France made me simultaneously hungry for what Julia Child was writing about, and certain, from her good descriptions, that I could taste each dish. Especially the cassoulet. It’s totally cassoulet weather.

Right now, too caught up in a vaguely speedy sense of “must read more! faster!” wolfing down books like I’m racing the clock.
And also easily distracted by the neat social aspects of Twitter and blog comments, seeing who’s out there, where they’re from and what they’re reading.

My blog goal for today was to reach out to blogs all over the world. I’ve said hello to someone from the Philippines, someone from Sweden, and people in various corners of the states. And I don’t even begin to know where people in the Twitter world are from.

What should I read next?

After two books, and about 10ish hours, I definitely hit an aimless, wandering stretch. What to read next? I read 10 pages of about 4 different books, but didn’t dive in. While I love the title of An Arsonist’s Guide to New England, it felt too… meta to be reading that during a readathon bookfest. I wasn’t feeling the enticing Scottish fantasy novel, and the anthropology book felt too involved. I have a Kindle full of mysteries that aren’t grabbing me. I have a library book with me, and want to read one, just for the sake of showing some NYPL love… but, it’s a Regency romance, the third by an author I’d liked up to this point.

And whew, it’s kind of awful.

I think what I want to read is the next Percy Jackson… but I’m saving it for the late-late hours.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Amy permalink
    October 22, 2011 1:45 pm

    My Life in France sounds like a fantastic book to read today…it might make you hungry at times! Jazz sounds like a perfect accompaniment in the music dept.

    You seem to be having a fantastic Readathon experience, Elizabeth! Keep it up & have fun!

    Happy Reading!

  2. October 22, 2011 3:19 pm

    Happy reading! I hope you’re having a wonderful time with the readathon! ^-^

    (And have met many other people from all over the world so far. Getting caught up in blogging is one of the reasons I don’t update so frequently and don’t cheer much outside of people I already know. It helps me focus on books on the times I want to focus on them. If that makes sense.)

  3. October 22, 2011 4:28 pm

    Congrats on finishing your second book!! I’m reading a foodie book right now and the author studied at the same culinary school as Julia Child. I’ve always wanted to read Child’s book.

    Happy readathoning!!

    Give me an R
    Give me an E
    Give me an A
    Give me a D

  4. October 22, 2011 5:57 pm

    I would be all “I told you so” about My Life In France, but clearly you were just subconsciously saving it to brighten up your readathon.

    Should’ve warned you to at least stock an emergency baguette and brie for snacking…..

  5. October 22, 2011 7:05 pm

    I hope you’re still going strong! You can do it!

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