Saturday, October 18, 2008

Update #1: first book complete, second started

I know, that you are all interested in an update. Here is my first! I am now just over three hours into this and have read my first book and started my second.
I finished The Shiniest Jewel: A Family Love Story by Miriam Henely. It was incredible. I cried. If a book can make you cry at 6 am it has to be great. I started Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala. I am 20 pages in, but it is pretty intense, guerrilla warlike and I don't know if I will handle the intensity well right now. Anyway, so yes, there you have it.

Personal update: I had Mate for my waker-uper this morning. Do you know what that is? No, it is not illegal! It is a caffeine-like stimulant used in many places in southern america (Guatemala, Peru.....) It got me going, but now I feel shaky. I should eat. It is now 8:29 or three hours and 29 minutes into this 24 hour read-a-thon and I need to get out of my house. The little monkeys (my sons) will be up soon. I need to open up my chicken coup and feed the chickens and then hop into my car and head out!

How are you holding up?? How is that for an update Veens!?!?! :)

I just earned $31 for clean water!!!


Anonymous said...

The Shiniest Jewel made me laugh and cry. It's great.

Anonymous said...

Woo-hoo!! Keep up the good work!

(But go eat something first.)

Trish said...

My sister, who just moved back to the states from Argentina, has a couple of gourds that she uses for mate! I'll have to show her your pictures.

And congrats on the first book finished!! Wow!

bethany said...

hey gals!! thanks so much for helping me do all are awesome!!!

Bart's Bookshelf said...

An update! Great stuff! Keep up the good work,

Dar said...

Awesome Bethany. You sure look good for someone who was up at 5 am. lol. Keep it up.

I really want to read The Shiniest Jewel one day.

Laura said...

Hurray for already finishing a book! It's nice to have that feeling of accomplishment!

Anonymous said...

ohh B!! u look coolllll! and heu yur hair is all open :D i thought u got it braided right.. and kept it for an year or something?! i saw ti on the other blog :D

u look cute!! ;) and Funny [ to be Honest :P]

and u r ALREADY done with one book in 3 HOURS?! MARVELLOUS!

good work... keep on go on!!

YAY!! yep u r not a professional... but close enough@ :D

lemme read the nxt update now!

Anonymous said...

And I want that BOOK :-|