01 January, 2010

Readathon Fail!

So I spent the Eve playing with my new phone instead of reading. I am in fact blogging from my phone this.very. moment! I read about 8 pages of Wolf Hall... Now Oblio has gone to bed and the raucous Armenian music from the courtyard has died down, I am going to attempt to read the remaining 400 pages and stay awake all day so that my ridiculously mis-synched body clock can reset and start wanting to go to bed at a reasonable time i.e. not at 4 am.


Once again, Happy 2010! Let's read some books!

4 comments:

  1. Update: I did read a good 50 pages. Of course it took like, 2 hours :D Not my usual rate of return. I blame Mantel's hypnotic prose (I kept rereading whole passages--if there were ever a book I would write notes in, this is the one) and my own lack of knowledge of British history. I kept looking things up on Wiki to see if she's reporting what is the commonly accepted history re: Thomas Cromwell, Thomas Wolsey, Henry VII etc. Answer, Yep!

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  2. Wolf Hall almost sounds more like homework than pleasure reading. I'll be interested to hear what you think when you finish it. I have only read 1 book so far. I've spent too much time blogging. Have fun with your phone and reading!

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  3. On the contrary! It's very entertaining! I think of it a bit as what The Tudors television show tries to do with the same group of historical personages, but while Tudors is geared towards sex and shocking viewers, Wolf Hall is directed at the literary person who appreciates wit and poetry. Perfect for booklovers. I'm hesitating about putting little post-it flags on all of my favorite passages--there are so many! I think I'm going to take one of my little notebooks and just copy all of the good lines into it. Laborious-sounding, I know, but Mantel's prose is just beautiful.

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  4. Don't worry about it! We all fail some days. I've only read 10 hours.. and I was aiming for 24.. oh well!

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