NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)

Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!


Saturday, October 18, 2008

RAT: Hour 10

Confession: I fell asleep reading William Faulkner's short story "Barn Burning". I guess I thought it was just OK. :-) Man In The Dark was really good. Auster is rising on my list of favorite authors with every book of his that I read. Man In The Dark was my third. Timbuktu has been my favorite so far.

I need something completely frivolous now, and Wild Boy it is. I've just finished the Prologue where he talks about Duran Duran's Live Aide performance, which was their last for many, many years. I'm hooked!

So far I've read one short story, one complete book, finished another, started a third for an embarrassing grand total of 239 pages. I'm in awe of so many of you who have already read way more than I'll manage for the whole day. You guys are amazing!

See you in a couple hours!


Darlene said...

You're doing great Lezlie. 10 hrs-that's amazing to me. I had already said it's no wonder you fell asleep on Faulkner-lol.

Lezlie said...

Thanks, Dar! I have to break again. Apparently Peter wants company for dinner. Go figure. :-)


Anonymous said...

Hey, you're doing great! 269 pages is not bad at all! Keep it up!

Darlene said...


J.C. Montgomery said...

Thanks for the supportive comments Lezlie. They are so appreciated. Especially since I just realized that the way I feel may not be from getting up so early.

Seems I am coming down with something. Arrrgggghhh!!! Could the timing be any worse...LOL

Hang in there, and I hope your other reads are much more lively!

Lezlie said...

Sunny ~ Thanks! I think it's the competitor in me that makes me feel sooooo slllooooooww. :-)

Dar ~ Amen! :-)

J.C. ~ Oh, no! That would not be fun. I hope it isn't too bad.


Trish @ Love, Laughter, Insanity said...

LOL--a little nap never hurt anyone. Faulkner is a tough one to tackle for a read-a-thon--so kudos anyway. ;)

alisonwonderland said...

thanks for stopping by with words of encouragement! i'm going more slowly than i wish too - but i'm still having fun! :)

Icedream said...

Oh you are doing terrific! I usually read quickly and last read-a-thon my brain was just so fried or something that I didn't read a lot. But I enjoyed what I read and had fun with the whole thing. Thanks for the great info on Man in the Dark- I like Auster too.
Hang in there!

Lezlie said...

Trish ~ Yeah, he won't be on the hot list for the next one. :-)

Alisonwonderland ~ You're welcome! I was hoping deep down to get a lot more read, but I'm having a great time anyway!

Icedream ~ Thanks! I'm enjoying the whole experience a lot. This was an experiment. Next time around, I'll know what to expect.