Readathon, First Update

Hour One of Dewey’s readathon:

Pages read: 138
Total pages read so far: 138
Time spent reading: 45 minutes
Total time so far: 45 minutes
Books read: Warren Dotz, Light of India, a conflagration of Indian matchbox art
Total number of books so far: 1

Although naive, perhaps, or even primitive by some standards, vintage Indian matchbox labels captivate with their unselfconscious charm, bold use of color, and often sly sense of humor. Today, they are valued as much for their culturally revealing subject matter as for their staggering variety and visual appeal and finally are taking their rightful place in India’s rich graphic design tradition.

You can read my full review here.

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8 comments on “Readathon, First Update
  1. Eva says:

    Congrats on finishing your first book! I’m over half way through with mine. 🙂

  2. Alisia says:

    Good morning! Wow, I think you are one of the first read-a-thon readers to have a review up today, great job!!

    Cheerleader Alisia

  3. heather says:

    Eva: Thanks! I kind of cheated by picking an art book. 😉 Grats to you too—that’s great progress!!

    Alisia: Good morning! Well, it was a short book. *grin* Fun though! The next one will take me longer!

  4. Becky says:

    Good luck on the challenge!

  5. Woohoo! Way to go! You are doing great, Heather. 🙂 I’m going to head over and read your review now.

  6. heather says:

    Feline: I feel almost guilty for “cheating” and starting with a book so full of art. Almost. 😉 My next one is taking a little longer!

  7. Chris says:

    Excellent start!

    Good luck

    Cheerleader Chris

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