Dewey’s Read-a-Thon, April 10, 2010

I’ve signed up to participate in a 24-hour-read-a-thon beginning this Saturday, April 10 at 7 am CDT. I will admit from the outset that, as a person with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, I have no intention/hope of staying up for 24 hours reading.  But the website indicates that sleeping is allowed, so I will do my best to read-nap-read-nap, etc.

My goal is to work through my huge pile of “currently reading” books and perhaps some of The New Yorker pile as well (have to check the rules on books vs. magazines).

Check back here for updates on my progress . . . (the idea is to read & then blog about it).

I’ll let you decide which of these images best represents your image of me during the read-a-thon 🙂


A. Easy Chair

B. Multitasking

Read-a-thon Kitchen

C. Kitchen

D. None of the Above

Diverting Projects


My apologies for the long absence. I was diverted by an excursion into the world of Facebook, cataloging my books on LibraryThing, extremely cold whether, no desire to cook, and depressing news on the baseball front.

I explored Facebook enough to see that it wasn’t really for me. I originally signed up during one of the Presidential Debates so I could see an article about Obama. Played around enough to discover that 90% of my friends are NOT on Facebook, and left it at that. I’ll check back there occasionally, but other projects are more interesting right now . . . is a place to catalog your books and explore other people’s libraries. Right now I’ve only entered about 80 books, so I haven’t made “Lucinda’s Library” public yet. When I do, I’ll post a link to it here.

I’ve also been rereading Jane Austen’s six novels in conjunction with the Masterpiece Classics” versions showing on PBS (Sundays, 8 pm CT here). Mark your calendars for the 5-hour BBC/A&E version of Pride & Prejudice with Colin Firth & Jennifer Ehle on February 10, 17, & 24 (check your local PBS station for the dates/times in your area). It’s excellent (I liked it so much I bought the DVD 🙂 .  Masterpiece chose to make their own version of Sense & Sensibility (showing March 30 & April 6), though I can’t imagine it will come close to the Emma Thompson version.

On the baseball front–the Twins lost Hunter & Santana, but kept Morneau (boring) and Cuddyer (breath of fresh air). Nothing the Cubs have done in terms of trades is inspiring me. Lou Pinella continues to make statements that reveal how little he cares about either his players or the fans. And my favorite red-head, Matt Murton, continues to get The Snub.

That’s all for now. Stay warm.