Wednesday, October 26, 2016

I Participated in the First Annual 'Puzzle-a-Thon'!

Hello everyone! I hope that you're all just fine this morning - I certainly am! :) Anyway, I just wanted to give you an update on how I'm doing so far.

I know that many book bloggers around the World Wide Web tend to set themselves mini readathons if they feel like they are getting a little bit behind with their reading. I seem to have done the same thing with jigsaw puzzles! From Sunday night, October 23rd to Tuesday night, October 25th, I hosted my own personal 'Puzzle-a-Thon'. I took two days off from reading Lisey's Story: A Novel by Stephen King and focused solely on doing jigsaw puzzles. I was actually able to finish a total of nine jigsaw puzzles out of the box of twelve, although I have also started doing a tenth one.

To be perfectly honest, I've had to do something that I very rarely have ever done. There have been a few scenes in Lisey's Story: A Novel by Stephen King that have caused me to feel moments of what Mareena calls 'the cringing skin crawls'. Stephen King is a great writer, don't get me wrong, but he seems to be extraordinarily descriptive of certain scenes. I really don't like having to skip parts of the book while I'm reading, but I have found that I've had to do exactly that whenever I sense that I'm possibly getting close to a scene that might give me an attack of 'the cringing skin crawls' - lol!!!

As regards my own reading, I actually finished reading Lying Awake: A Novel by Mark Salzman on Tuesday, October 18th! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and thought it was such a delightful little story. On Monday, October 17th, Lisey's Story: A Novel by Stephen King arrived in the mail. Apparently, Mareena requested the book for me as a 'just because' gift for October; and I started reading it on Tuesday, October 18th!

Despite my getting occasional moments of 'the cringing skin crawls', I'm actually really enjoying reading Lisey's Story: A Novel by Stephen King. In my opinion, Stephen King has an incredible imagination and the plot itself is very intriguing. According to Goodreads - as of today, Wednesday, October 26th - I've read 386 pages out of 513; or approximately 75 percent of the story. I don't think that I have that much left to read; so it shouldn't take me that much longer.

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight 

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