April 10, 2010

Read-A-Thon (2010) Mini-Challenge

Kate (from I Just Wanna Sit Here and Read) is hosting an Hour Five Challenge. Here are her directions:

1. Choose a song (sung or instrumental) that represents a chapter that you are currently reading or have read during the read-a-thon thus far. If the book was turned into a movie, and this chapter was shown, what music would you want in the background to convey the emotion or environment.

2. List the book/author/chapter that you choose along with the song(s) you choose.

3. Give a quick synopsis about the chapter (No SPOILERS please!) or the circumstances that take place and why you chose the song to represent it.

Prizes: 2 books of your choice from the Prize list, OR one of the two-book prize packs. Your choices are here.

In your comment please list your email so that the lovely folks at the read-a-thon can contact you for your prize.

Winner will be chosen by random.org

Well, the book I'm currently reading, The Last Time I Saw You, centers around a group of people in their late fifties. They are all getting together for their fortieth high school reunion. This makes it very easy to pick the music for this meme since several songs are mentioned in the chapter I just completed.

The first song is Crimson and Clover, followed by Proud Mary, and Wilson Pickett's In the Midnight Hour. One of the characters wants to hear The Way You Look Tonight, which is one of my all-time favorite songs. If I had more time, I'd love to put together a complete soundtrack for this book. Hmmm, I wonder if Elizabeth Berg has something like this on her blog. I'll check it out after the Read-a-Thon. No time now. Gotta get back to my books!


  1. Anonymous12:43 PM

    Oo, that is a beautiful cover! Hope the book is good!

    Happy reading!

  2. Hi there!! Stopping by to say Hi and to wish you well. Make sure you are stretching and eating healthy snacks!! Happy reading!

  3. Hope you make it to midnight, Les! I'm not read-a-thoning, but did just finish this book while enjoying a weekend get-a-way at the historic Emerson Inn in Rockport, MA. I liked the book...I think....

  4. I hope you've had a great read-a-thon! :)

  5. Nisababepraised - It was. Not great, but good.

    Thanks for stopping by with your encouraging comment. I hope you had a good read-a-thon, too.

    Ti - Thanks for stopping by! I'll have my stats/recap posted later today.

    Marcia - Oh, dear. I'm such a wuss. I barely made it to 9:30. Two beers in the afternoon and a glass of wine while fixing dinner just about did me in. I got so sleepy and lost my groove for this challenge. I think I'm better suited for the fall read-a-thon. Too many distractions in the spring when the weather is FINALLY nice enough to be out with friends.

    Hmm, sounds like you might have had the same reaction to Berg's latest as I did. I won't read your review until I've written up mine. Hopefully later this weekend...

    Nat - The first half was very good and productive. :)

  6. Anonymous5:16 PM

    Lesley! I sucked at the read-a-thon this year!! Not only did I not read nearly as much as I wanted to, going to bed at 11:30 after having had company for FIVE HOURS all afternoon, but I cheered for the cheerleaders instead of the readers! What an idiot.

    However, the good news is that I finally bought a new digital camera today, and I can return to posting my own photographs on my blog. So, that's one good thing from the weekend.

    I think next time it comes around I should call you on the phone every few hours, and say, "Les! How ya doin'?" and we can laugh about our adventures. Only, I need you to give me your phone number again.

    Have a good week, friend!

  7. Bellezza - Me, too. Not sure I'm cut out for a full day of reading. The blog updates and visiting of other bloggers really interfered with my reading. We'll see if I participate again... If I do, we cheer each other, but I think I'll skip all the blog-hopping and challenges. Isn't the point to read? ;)

    Yay for a new camera! What did you wind up getting? I love mine. I wish I had more time to take more pix and post them on my photo blog.


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