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!!!