I am happy to report that I just won the surprise draw and as a result got to choose two books from the prize page. Yeah me!
My progress so far is as follows:
Hour 6 - Audio book ~ 3 short stories from The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami while doing my daily treadmill workout.
I'm going to take this opportunity to take part in the Feed Me Seymour! mini-challenge that is being hosted by Linus' Blanket.
We are supposed to share a passage from one of our read-a-thon selections pertaining to food that is being eaten or described.
I've chosen a paragraph from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, page 15, 3rd paragraph:
Although the syrupy golden rings sat in their exotic cans on our shelves year round, we only tasted them during Christmas. Momma used the juice to make almost-black fruit cakes. Then she lined heavy soot-encrusted iron skillets with the pineapple rings for rich upside-down cake. Bailey and I received one slice each, and I carried mine around for hours, shredding off the fruit until nothing was left except the perfume on my fingers. I'd like to think that my desire for pineapples was so sacred that I wouldn't allow myself to steal a can (which was possible) and eat it alone out in the garden, but I'm certain that I must have weighed the possibility of the scent exposing me and didn't have the nerve to attempt it.
Hope you're all enjoying your books. Happy Reading!