Saturday, October 9, 2010
Readathon Update 2
I've started my Persephone book, Cheerful Weather For the Wedding by Julia Strachey. It's a really thin book, only 119 pages, and I realized it's one of those books that the publisher has fleshed out by using really, really wide margins -- the book itself is 5 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches, but the actual text on each page is only 3 inches by 4 3/4!! That's a LOT of white space on each page. I should finish it quickly.
I should have planned ahead for dinner, but I ended up making a roast duck with crusty potatoes and braised red cabbage. I know, I should have planned ahead and ordered in or cooked ahead of time, but the duck was finally defrosted and I didn't know if it would keep another day in the refrigerator, so I stuck it in the oven. But please don't be impressed -- roast duck isn't any harder than a roast chicken, it just has a lot more fat. And it comes with its own packet of delicious orange sauce. Gabriela, my 13-year-old, made cupcakes this morning, so dessert was ready. She has already promised to make French toast for breakfast tomorrow.
I can't give an accurate update for Cecelia, because she fell asleep on the couch so her big sister tucked her into bed. I'll report on her final page numbers tomorrow, but it's very impressive, somewhere around 1500 pages. She's a fast reader and I think she reread the entire Percy Jackson series, but who cares? She's raising money for charity and I think that's great.
Pages read: 838
Books finished: 2
Books finished from my shelves: 1
Library books finished: 1