After I read the Le Fanu story I plunged back in to The Sunne in Splendour; reading this novel is slow, but in a satisfying way. I think I can typically read about 80+ pages an hour, but I'm finding my average is about 50 pages an hour with this novel. But SOOOOO much is happening. In the past 100 pages Anne Neville has been abused by her brother-in-law George, Duke of Clarence, fled to an inn with her maid, pretended to be a maid, reunited with Richard, married after much political maneuverings, had a baby, had two miscarriages, reunited with her mother, and Richard has quarrelled with his brothers, protested the alliance with France, and resisted the temptations of his former mistress. In addition I'm learning all about battle plans, managing households, rank and class, and childbirth during the time period. It is a very satisfying read and the hour it takes me to read those 50 pages seems to fly by.
- Title of book(s) read since last update:The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman and In a Glass Darkly by Sheridan Le Fanu
- Number of books read since you started: currently working on two
- Pages read since last update: 86
- Running total of pages read since you started: 139
- Amount of time spent reading since last update: 2 hours
- Running total of time spent reading since you started: 3.5 hours
- Mini-challenges completed: planning on doing some more this evening
- Other participants you’ve visited: I'm about to pop in and say hello to some folks!
- Prize you’ve won: zip
My plans for the next few hours involve visiting some readathon blogs, organizing my bookshelves while listening to an audio book, and cheerleading from 4 - 5.