I’ve spent the better part of the last three hours reading. I’m currently working my way through Carrie Bebris’s North by Northanger, a mystery novel starring Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth Darcy. I read the first two books in the series last year and enjoyed them a lot, but hadn’t had the chance to get to the third novel before now.

I confess I’ve been cheating a bit, too, though. I spent most of the last three hours reading a book on Carnegie libraries. The rough draft of my senior paper is due in a week and a half, and I’ve still got a lot of work to do for it, especially in terms of reading my sources. So I’m planning to do a lot of that during the read-a-thon, as well as taking breaks by reading more relaxing books. North by Northanger is one; Hitler and Mars Bars by Dianne Ascroft is another. I’ll be hosting Ms. Ascroft here on Reading and Ruminations early next month, and I’m very excited about it.

And on that note, it’s back to NbN for a little while, before I dive into my next research book.