Spring Has Arrived!
After torrential rain last night, today turned out to be a beautiful day with clear blue skies and sun shining. I was happy to see it since I planned to go to the New York Botanic Gardens - we were going to the Orchid Show which is indoors so all would not be lost in the event of rain but I am so glad the weather was nice and we were able to take in the grounds. It is truly beautiful and a great place to read a book - I plan to try to get up there on a Summer Friday for lunch and some reading. Here are a few shots from the day:
Read a Thon Wrap Up
Read a Thon - I am a weekend late with my wrap up - I was just too tired on Sunday to write my wrap-up post! For the first time, I was up for the entire 24 hours but I didn't get as much reading done because I was signed up to cheer and host. It was so much fun to take part in the organizing since I have always enjoyed taking part as a reader in the past and thought it would be good to lend a hand in the organizing. A few lessons - the read a thon takes ALOT of hard work and planning to execute and my hats go off to those that plan it each time. Lesson 2 - I can read or cheer or host but not all three - my day was totally chaotic! For this Read a Thon, I decided to read for charity again - I pledged $ per page read and per comment on my RAT post. Anyway, here is the summary:
Read - about 4 hours
Pages read: 295
Comments on RAT post: 27
$$ raised for Colon Cancer Alliance = 41.75 (I will round this to $50 and also add in my company's match)
Did you do the Read A Thon? How was the day for you?
Still a little slow on the posting front but I am reading a lot so there will be lots of material . . . as soon as I get back into blogging more regularly! I did post a review this week of a book that I thought was wonderful - Dance Lessons by Aine Greaney. The book is set in the West of Ireland and has two strong women characters caught in a family drama - the novel is very well done and I truly enjoyed it.
Hope you all have a great week!