Saturday, April 10, 2010

Read-A-Thon Hour 5: Mini Challenge and Update

At Linus's Blanket, we are asked to find mention of food in the books we are reading.

Here are my finds:

In Wicked, Fiyero comes across Elphaba's abode for the first time where food is not a particularly palatable, nor abundant, commodity. 
"She unrolled some dried sausage and some graying bread, and found a couple of oranges and a lemon and put them uncermoniously on the table...'Eat this stuff,' she said at last. 'I'm not hungry. You eat it, go on.'"

In The Master Puppeteer, hunger is Jiro's only motivation. 
"Them Mochida brought in a pot of steaming rice.  He was followed by a boy carrying a covered earthenware cooker from which the smell of fish and vegetables escaped and snaked seductively through the room.

After Jiro jumps in to feass despite his father's disapproval, he feels ashamed for letting his hunger dictate his actions causing shame to his father. 
"Yes, by all rights, Jiro should have choked or at least the food should have turned to dust in his mouth.  Instead, it tasted like a heavenly feast.  He ate rapidly with his head bowed over his bowl so as not to meet his father's gaze, and as soon as it was empty, he allowed Yoshida to fill it again and again."

Daughter #1 just woke up.  Her first uttered words were, "Are you reading?"  Of course when she finally awakes here I am pounding away on my laptop!   Daughter #2 has yet to wake's 11:00 A.M. here in the PT.  I suppose I should wake her up!

Title of books read since last update:  Wicked by Gregory Maguire and The Master Puppeteer by Katherine Paterson
Number of books read since started: parts of 2
Pages read since last update: 42 pgs
Running total of pages since started: 88 pgs
Amount of time spent reading since last update: 1 hour 10 minutes
Running total of time spent reading since started: 2 hours 55 minutes
Mini-challenges completed: 4
Other participants visited: Blair @ In the Turtle Shell
Kate @ I Just Wanna Sit Here and Read
Sheila @ One Person's Journey Through A World of Books
Rachel @ And The Plot Thickens...
Prize you've won: 0
What I've eaten/drank: Bowl of cheerios and milk.  Water.  No coffee yet!  Imagine that!

Back to reading alongside Randi!

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