By the time 1 a.m. Pacific rolled around, I still hadn’t finished my Carnegie book. But at that point, my brain was about two pages from being soup. So I’ve decided it’s best to wait until I’ve had some sleep to finish it (and then I can dive into the next school-book immediately after. It’ll either be on the history of the public library in general, or on the Homestead Strike of 1892. Haven’t decided which yet).

As expected, I found it much easier to make some progress once I switched to fiction and light reading. I finished North by Northanger, and had thought to move on to Hitler and Mars Bars. However, I’m starting to fade, and I know I won’t be able to give it the attention I feel it deserves. I thought about starting on The Matters at Mansfield, the next book in the Mr. and Mrs. Darcy mystery series, but I suspect I would be unable to review North by Northanger adequately.

Instead, I think I’ll read The Fortunes of Indigo Skye by Deb Caletti. I suspect it will engage me, without forcing me to do any thinking. And I really don’t want to have to think any more until I’ve had a full night’s rest.

So I’ve now completed two books, and I read 138 pages between midnight and 3, bringing the total to 532 pages.

I’ll update with my final page count and wrap up during a Sunday Salon post later in the day. Again, after I’ve gotten some rest.

Good luck to everyone else trying to power through the final two hours!

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