Oh what a day it has been! I set my alarm so I could be awake and bundled up on the couch with my book stack and a fresh cup of coffee by the time this kicked off this morning. My children however, had other plans for me. One of the twins woke up at 5 to go to the bathroom, and in the process woke up everyone. Needless to say, I was up long before go time. Ah, motherhood.
If the beginning was rough, it was nothing compared to the next few hours where I read a total of 7 pages. I knew it would be tough to participate this round because we had other stuff going on today so I just made the best of it and laughed at the chaos. I was finally able to get some good reading time in after our morning commitments were finished and I dropped my children off with their grandparents for the rest of the day. I had some housework that had to get done today, so I spent that time listening to the audio version of The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee. I read A Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue last year and absolutely loved it and this one is proving to be just as enjoyable so far.
Later in the afternoon I was able to settle in again with Fruit of the Drunken Tree, which I’ve just finished in hour 18. This was a very heavy read for a readathon, but I needed to finish it for book club this week so I powered through. Contreras writes really beautifully and I flew through it despite the dark subject matter. It’s one of several books I’ve read this year based on true people and events. I’ll definitely be on the lookout for the next book she writes.
It’s a little after midnight where I am, but I’m going to try to read for a couple more hours to make up for the lost time of this morning. Next up is the newest installment of Lumberjanes and then if I’m still awake after that I’ll be starting Little Panic by Amanda Stern. Despite the craziness of mom life and the less than stellar planning this round, I still really enjoyed today and I made some new book friends too. I typically post all of my updates here on the blog, but decided to stick mostly to instagram this time. You can find me there @whatsjennareading. Did any of you participate? What did you read?