25 October 2009

24-Hour Readathon Update #2

Offically, I'm probably nuts. I decided to finish off Harold Bloom's Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human during the readathon. I've been working on it for about 2 years....do you think I'll finish?

12am: Hour 18
Reading: Roseanna
page start: 168
page stop: 212 (finished)
Need food - sandwich made and cats pacified with treats.
Reading: Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human by Harold Bloom
page start: 546
page stop: 558 (yes, I know - I am crazy)

1am: Hour 19
Reading: Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human
page start: 558
page stop: 662
"Antony and Cleopatra" chapter done - actually liked Bloom's thoughts on a play for once
"Coroilanus" chapter done ("bad" plays don't get many pages)

2am: Hour 20
Reading: Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human
page start: 662
page stop: 745 (finished)
Yes!!!!! I have finished the behemoth Bloom book - took two years and much gagging over Bloom's Falstaffian love affair with the fat oaf from the Henry plays. Blech. This calls for chocolate!!!!!

4 comments:

  1. Congratulations! That calls for GOOD chocolate :-).

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  2. You've done a great job! Keep it up and enjoy the rest of your reading. The end is near!

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  3. YES! Awesome! We're almost there! Keep reading!

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  4. woo! congratulations!!! :-)

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