Dewey's 24-Hour Read-A-Thon: Another Book Down

Since my last update I finished The Reluctant Fundamentalist. It read fairly quickly but was anything but light. It's a very powerful account of one man's struggle with identity and place. Halfway through the novel I took an hour-long nap.

Now I'm off to read something a little more warmhearted - The School of Essential Ingredients. At 255 pages it will take me a little longer, but I'm hoping it moves quickly. I am now kicking myself for not having a graphic novel on hand...

Pages read: 283
Books completed: 2
Breaks taken: 4 (one nap, one meal break, two blog breaks)

After comparing my page count with some other participants, it's becoming painfully obvious I am not a very fast reader compared to other bloggers. But I will keep reading!


  1. Congratulations on finishing two books! I hope you enjoy your next one. And I'm not a very fast reader either - I'm always impressed by how quickly other bloggers can read!

  2. You're doing great! It doesn't matter how fast you read, just enjoy yourself.

  3. I'm not fast at all either...but it's more important to enjoy what you're reading anyway, right? I'm about to switch from "grown up" books to YA...my mental energy demands it. I've heard School of Essential Ingredients is really good...enjoy!!

  4. You seem to be doing well! I had too much going on this w/end to participate.