Saturday, April 25, 2015

Hour 9 | Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon

Snacking is, of course, an integral part of every readathon. And when you can come up with snacks that tie into what you're reading, it's so much better (unless we're talking about Hagrid's rock cakes). One of my favourite literary snacks comes from Agnes and the Hitman, and it's - brace yourself - sour cream and pecan pancakes. Actually the best thing ever. Fortunately my mom read this book and mastered the recipe before I got to the mouthwatering descriptions, so when the cravings hit she was ready to go. I don't think I ever do find the same recipe twice, but here's one posted by a fellow Agnes reader:

Hour 3 | Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon

4 Seasons 4 Books
Starting at the top left and going clockwise:
Winter - Leafless tree from Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Spring - Sun rays (at least from this angle) from The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
Summer - A rose from The Barefoot Queen by Ildefanso Falcones
Fall - House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewsi. Because... you know, leaves.

Hour 2 | Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon

This quotation isn't from as big a classic as Catch-22, Joseph Heller's best known work. Catch As Catch Can is a collection of short stories, but I think it could still find a home in the classic section of a bookstore. I remember when I first came across this line I immediately sent a photo of the page to my brother to share in my excitement in finding my personality summed up in one line. This is probably the part where I should show that this is true by breaking into sarcasm, but I've gone there with text before and I usually come across as a lunatic or an idiot. So I won't do that. Sorry*.

*there it is!