Apparently during this read-a-thon there are daily challenges and giveaways. I haven’t really taken full advantage of either of these yet. I also haven’t made much progress with The Once and Future King. However, I do enjoy following the other participants, and I am enjoying the book, so that’s good.
I’m just so darn distracted.
The chapters in this book aren’t long, nor is the language hard. The pace is fine, the characters are interesting, the humor is humorous, and I really do like it. I just can’t get through it.
Plus, I keep wanting to write instead.
(I finally did. I feel so much better.)
The Once and Future King
Chapters Read Prior to Read-A-Thon: Chapters 1-6
Chapters Read: Chapter 7 (Darn you, Chicago Fire!)
Pages Read: 16
“The Sword in the Stone”—136
The Once and Future King—566
Chapters Read: Chapters 8-14
Pages Read: 63
“The Sword in the Stone”—73
The Once and Future King—503
Thoughts & Observations:
- I’m getting tired of Merlin constantly transforming the Wart into an animal. That’s going to end soon, right? I mean, the sword has to be pulled from the stone at some point, right?
- Kay and Sir Ector are far nicer in the book than in the Disney cartoon.
- Now I just want to listen to Owl City’s “To the Sky.” Not that that is a bad thing.
- What the heck are Robin Hood, his merry men, and Marian doing in this story?
- I like the fact that among Marian’s list of accomplishments, the narrator is careful to include that she can turn cartwheels.
- What the heck is going on with Morgan le Fay?
“I think I ought to have some eddication,” said the Wart. “I can’t think of anything to do.”
“You think that education is something which ought to be done when all else fails?”
“Nothing like a good family sticking to a good lie.”
“Castor and Pollux blow me to Bermuda!”
“…First I think I shall have a little nap before luncheon, and then I shall have a little nap before tea. Then I shall have to think of something I can do before dinner. What shall I do before dinner, Archimedes?”
“Have a little nap, I expect,” said the owl coldly, turning his back upon his master, because he, as well as the Wart, enjoyed to see life.