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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thankfully Reading Day Two

How are the thankful readers doing? I had a wonderful day yesterday, with limited reading opportunities. Nevertheless, I made progress in Blood Meridian. I read for a couple of hours in the car, then had a fantastic vegan feast with my husband, our daughter, and her boyfriend. Dear daughter cooked, and it was amazing: Seitan Roulade, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts, cranberry sauce, and two kinds of pie-all made by my daughter. That was our delayed Thanksgiving feast. I drove home (too dark to ready anyway) and read until my eyes shut.

Today was a great reading day. I have just fifty pages left in Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian, and I am in awe. My book is bristling with sticky notes, then finally I gave up and just started writing in the pages. McCarthy's writing is simply superb. I have so much to say about this book, but I need to finish reading, and then let it settle. Blood Meridian is brutal, gorgeous, shocking, and absolutely riveting. Not for the faint of heart.

Here's a little music for you: it's what's on my ipod right now:
I'll check in again tomorrow. Thanks to Jenn at Jenn's Bookshelves for the brilliant idea of the Thankfully Reading readathon.


bermudaonion said...

It sounds like you're having a fabulous weekend!

Jennifer said...

That meal sounds great! It must be wonderful to have another person cook you veg food!

bibliophiliac said...

@bermuda onion- yes, it's been great Kathy!
@Jennifer-best meal ever!