Saturday, October 13, 2012
Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon
UPDATE ONE: Well, this might just be the least amount of reading I've ever gotten done during a readathon - at least so far! I did finish The Little Stranger and have gotten a good start on Thomas Jefferson's Creme Brulee. But it is slow going so I turned to Don't Let's Go To The Dogs Tonight which I've been reading as my "oops I forgot to bring my book up to bed" read and am really enjoying. Next I'm off to cheerlead for a bit.
UPDATE TWO: Yeah, well, the reading? Not so much. But I did go do about an hour and a half of cheerleading and completed one mini-challenge. I Heart Monster challenged us to get outside and take a break (which, let's be honest, is about all I've been doing, except the outside part). I went outside and harvested sage, rosemary, lavender and chives and pulled the annuals all out of their pots in the backyard. My house smells great now with all of those fresh herbs in vases waiting for me to have time to tie it up to dry! Now I've got to make a pumpkin cake and get it in the oven. Then I'm back to reading...although I'm not sure what's going to grab my fancy next.
UPDATE THREE: Goodness, we had a lovely dinner with good friends but between the getting ready and the time we spent at their house, seven hours passed. I'm back to reading - still plugging away with Thomas Jefferson's Creme Brulee, although, honestly, it's really not a good choice for a readathon book. In fact, nonfiction, readathons and I really don't mix well. My goal at this point, though, is to finish it, do some cheerleading and call it a night.
Books Finished : 1
Pages Read: 287
Hours Cheerleading: 3 hours
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Nice stack there! Good luck with the reading. =O)ReplyDelete
Love Haunting of Hill House!! I'm watching movies based on books again. Getting ready to start movie #3 but I wanted to cheer my friends on that are participating in the RAT plus I'm catching a little of Michigan State's Homecoming game!! Go State!!ReplyDelete
I'm in Michigan visiting a friend of mine, so I get the whole, "Wait! I need to read." I'm going out with her today to an apple farm, so I'm okay with only getting in a few hours here or there. :) Good luck today! I look forward to seeing what you read for the readathon!ReplyDelete
Ooh, I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on The Night Circus. It's on my TBR shelf, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.ReplyDelete
Your "least amount of reading" is not too shabby! I haven't got that many pages under my belt yet, and I think I'm humming along pretty well when I'm not getting distracted by the internet! ;-)ReplyDelete
I've got Don't Let's Go To the Dogs Tonight on my shelf - glad to hear it's good Readathon fodder.
Keep up the great reading! =)
You'll get into the zone soon enough! Also, lol! I managed to avoid invitations today as there really is no way of saying you'd rather be reading than spending time with your friends and it not sounding somewhat rude to them...ReplyDelete
But at least you get to participate some! Enjoy it and the night out with your friends! :)
You think it's antisocial to tell your friends that you can't visit as you are doing a readathon....what do you do when your son is here from Chicago for the first time in six months?! So I went off for a six hour breakfast and visit with my sweet boy.ReplyDelete
Now I'm back with a vengeance. I hope to read and blog for the rest of the remaining hours.
Good luck on your reading goals!ReplyDelete
That's a lovely stack! I have been wanting to read The Haunting of Hill House for some time. I hope you enjoy it!ReplyDelete
PUMPKIN CAKE?!?! Sounds delicious.ReplyDelete
Elle didn't nap like normal today so my reading was pretty limited. Hoping to do better tonight after she goes to bed. Hope you get some reading done too!
I can imagine the smell of fresh herbs in your home. That may have been the best thing to do on a mini break. Hope you get a bit more reading done! I dawdled a lot, too, but no breaks mean burnout! Happy readathon!ReplyDelete
Hope you managed to finish the Thomas Jefferson book! It sounds like you did well and finished at least one book and really got involved, too. Good for you!ReplyDelete
I really enjoyed "Don't Let's Not Go To the Dogs Tonight"ReplyDelete
Sometimes life intrudes on The Readathon - don't worry!
I notice you have The Sharper the Knife, the Less You Cry in your pile. I enjoyed reading that one last year. And I can imagine the lovely smells you had in your home yesterday. Lavender is one of my favorite scents.ReplyDelete
I missed the event. I hope you had a good time participating. I would always overestimate how much I could read in a 24 hour period. I'd pick like 8 books and finish one.ReplyDelete