B.’s reading marathon

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Holy cats, I’m going to be reading up a storm.

When I decide to read a book, I look the title up at The Seattle Public Library’s website.

I determine how many people are ahead of me, and then I must make a decision whether to put my name on the hold list or not.

How many people are ahead of me?

Can I wait?

If I really want to read the book, I will put my name on the hold list, then will do the following:

  • Check eBay
  • Stop by amazon.com
  • If I really want the book, I may even decide to buy it locally, checking the used book stores first.
  • But if I’m really anxious to read a book, then I will just buy the dang thing full price and take my name off the library hold list.

Sometimes my library hold list gets long, especially when I’m trying to save money.

Like now.

Right now, I’m reading Run, as I’ve shared with everyone.

I’ve got 92 pages to go.

When Run is finished, then I need to read Palace Council, Stephen L. Carter’s latest book (510 pages).

I just got an email, and The Lace Reader by Bruonia Barry is ready for me to pick up.

Can I read all of these books and retain what I’ve read?

And get the books back to the library on time?

And write a coherent review for Goodreads?

Stick with me, and I’ll keep you informed.


If you think this endeavor (i.e., reading about some crazy old broad’s reading habits) is about as interesting as watching a buttocks boil being lanced, feel free to check back in a month or so.

About boomergrl49

Mom, Grandma, retired social worker, blogger. I love reading fiction of all kinds, and I'm also addicted to television (Netflix, Hulu, Acorn, Amazon video).

Posted on September 18, 2008, in B.'s Reading Marathon and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I finally saw that gal on ELLEN today that wrote that book about the teen vampire. Can’t recall the name of it. I know you read it.. anyway.. that whole thing came from a dream. boy I would say she really has a guardian angel on her side to come up with that and it be made into a best seller and a movie next month. AMAZINg story!! I know I could not retain that much info.. you MUST have an amazing mind!! : )


  2. Twitter? Only because I have a tween granddaughter. The books get to me after awhile–there’s only so much teen angst I can handle, at my age 🙂

    As for me having an amazing mind–we will see, won’t we? 🙂


  3. Sounds like you might have a marathon going here B.


  4. I surely do, Floyd!


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