Saturday, October 24, 2009

Read A Thon October 2009 - Update 1

Hours: 2.5
Books Read: 0
Pages: 177

Brooklyn by Coim Toibin - We meet Eilis and her family in part 1. Rose, Eilis' sister, teams up with her mother to get Eilis to America. They live in Ireland and there aren't many jobs or any other type of prospects for Eilis. Without saying as much Rose intimates that she herself has no options and so she wants to help Eilis. In part 2, Eilis goes to Brooklyn where she gets a job in Bartocci's department store. She lives in a boarding house run by Mrs. Kehoe, a widow. There are other single women in the house but Eilis avoids them. The local parish, run by Father Flood, starts having weekly dances and the first time Eilis goes, she's stuck with two of the women from the house who are intent on NOT having a good time. The next time she goes she meets Tony.

Front and Center by Catherine Murdock - the last in the DJ Schwenk trilogy. DJ is back from taking care of her brother Win and looking forward to playing basketball. She's hardly into the season when it's impressed upon her that she needs to start working on her leadership skills and contacting schools even though she's only a junior. Beaner, one of DJ's best friends from football, decides he wants to take their friendship to the next level since there's no more Brian Nelson and DJ agrees. But where is Brian?

Ok, back to babysitting and reading.


  1. Its the 11th hour of the Read-a-Thon. How are you holding up? I'm cheering for you. You can do it!!!

  2. Excellent progress! Keep it up. Enjoy the hours left.

  3. Enjoy the rest of the Read-a-Thon! Last few hours!!!

  4. Babysitting AND reading? Wowsers!

  5. You are one committed person! Good work reading, and I hope you're holding up well. If not- well, everyone deserves a break :-) Happy readathon!

  6. You have a lot on your plate - hope the reading goes well!

  7. You're doing great!! I want to read that Murdock book!! Keep up the great work, we're almost done!!

    Cheering you on!!


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