It’s 11am in my neck of the woods, and I’ve been reading since 9am. Between the quiet and the drone of the heater’s battle against the chill in the air, I was starting to doze off, so I thought this would be a good time to make a check-in post.
- Minutes read: 85 minutes (I took breaks to walk around, as I’m prone to leg cramps if I sit for a long time, as well as to rest my eyes, check on the plants I’ve been draining in the tub, etc.)
- Pages read: 85 pages
- Books in progress: Embers (31 pages) & A Country Year (54 pages; I started from the beginning, as I disliked jumping into the middle of the year-cycle format of the book.)
- Books finished during this update: none yet
- Total minutes spent reading during Read-a-thon: 85 minutes
- Total pages read during Read-a-thon: 85 pages
- Total books finished during Read-a-thon: 0
I probably won’t go back to Embers for a while – at least until I have lunch and get a second wind (and maybe a 20-minute nap followed by some caffeine. The languid, descriptive nature of this Hungarian classic lulls me into a reverie, which I don’t have the wakefulness to resist right now. I can’t believe how sleepy I am! I’m also going to put on some music to try to help my eyelids stay open. I want to eat something substantial and non-snacky to bolster my energy, too. I just set up the rice cooker and am going to quickly stir-fry some veggies and a couple of eggs – not too much sleepy-making fat, some protein and fiber, and a half-serving of rice (More carbs will make me sleepier, too.) and get a pot of tea going. Then I’ll head back to the books and see how I’m feeling.
Right now, I’m heading to the Read-a-thon homepage to see if there’s a mini-challenge that catches my fancy while I wait for the rice to cook. See you next update!