Even though my time isn’t technically up until 6:30 tonight, I am definitely done. This challenge has wiped me out.
Since I am very excited to get back to my normal life of watching tv and being an all around lazy fool (and lounging around in my brand new air conditioning) this will be brief.
9:16-9:41 Blog blog blog
9:41-10:57 Finally finished The Lincolns!! Huzzah!!!
When I read the quote on the 2nd to last page about Mary Lincoln (something about a crazy woman lurks inside) I couldn’t help but think of the story Candace Fleming told that went along with it. The story was perfect and touching and too long to go into here, but it was one of the things that made me love her (both Mary Lincoln and Candace Fleming).
9:40-11:41 Specials by Scott Westerfeld (opinion below contains spoilers)
Ugh. So glad to be done with these books (I am NOT reading Extras). This quote pretty much sums up how I felt about the main character Tally: “This was the final price of her massive ego.” Yep, that was my entire opinion of her, just one big massive ego. I also didn’t like how everyone thought she was so awesome because she could think for herself and she changed her own mind. But really, when you think about it, she only ever changed because of the BOYS around her. She never thought for herself, she needed help from the guys in the story to help her realize what she needed to do. It was pretty much the opposite of the classic beauty and the beast story. She changes for the better because of the men around her. Great message. Also, I was really pissed off at the ending. I would have been much happier if Tally would have wasted away in that tiny cell for the rest of her hundred years. Yeah, that’s right, I can be cruel to fictional characters.
11:41-1:00 And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
1:45-2:16 “” “”
This was a rather broken up reading experience first because I ate lunch in between and also because my landlord came over to install my window air conditioner. He’s a very nice guy but not a great landlord. He hasn’t cashed any of my rent checks and he totally knocked over and chipped one of my pitchers while trying to install the air conditioner. Thank God that’s over.
Anyway, I loved this book!!! The beginning was very slow and I almost stopped about 13 pages in, but then they got to the island and things took off. I don’t usually like horror movies, but reading this book felt like watching one. It was super suspenseful and I had no idea what was going on. Very very good.
2:33-4:00 Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell
I have wanted to read all of Sarah Vowell’s stuff ever since I saw her extra feature on The Incredibles DVD (she played the voice of the daughter Violet). She comes across as a little crazy in the book, but crazy in a good way. It is all about how she travels to different places that deal with the assassinations of Presidents Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley. It is hilarious and informative and all around awesome. I’m not done with it yet, but I’ll hopefully finish it soon. I also have two of her other books checked out too so I am looking forward to those as well.
So not including this last blog (which is just too much math for my brain to handle), here are my totals
Total books: 7.5
Total hours: 20 hours 12 minutes!!!!
Yea!!! I think all my math is correct, I can’t vouch for it right now because I am a little loopy, but now I am going to go eat a Buster Bar from Dairy Queen and lots of potato chips.