Saturday, October 24, 2009

Read-A-Thon Update #1

Well, it's a little after 11am and I'm happy with my reading so far. Before I get into that, I wanted to write a little bit about my morning.

I slept in until 7am (that's sleeping in for me!) and felt well-rested. I got up, baked cinnamon rolls, fed my cats and began focusing my attention on my reading area: my couch. I have Jim Brickman playing in the background and as soon as my clock said 8am, I was ready to start.

This is my first time participating in Dewey's Read-A-Thon, so I'm not sure what to expect. I really just want to spend time reading and relaxing today. I know I won't read the entire 24 hours as I plan to stop around 10 or 11pm tonight. I wake up early for church on Sunday mornings.

Ok, on to my stats:

Hours: 8am-11am
Time spent reading: 155 min
Pages read: 239
Books completed: 2
Currently reading: Moving Day - Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls Book One by Meg Cabot

Books read:
  1. I Heard a Rumor by Nancy Krulik (How I Survived Middle School #3)
  2. The New Girl by Nancy Krulik (How I Survived Middle School #4)


  1. Traditional read-a-thon blessing:

    May the bookshelf be there to greet you.
    May all the books appeal.
    May the fridge be full of tasty snacks;
    the words fall soft upon your eyes and until the read-a-thon ends,
    may you always hold a book in the palm of your hand.

    Good luck today!

  2. Hope your still enjoying yourself and feeling full of beans :D

  3. It's really difficult to stay up the 24 hours. I couldn't do it last time. I couldn't even do it in college when a paper was due! Have a great time reading!

  4. Have a wonderful Day; enjoy your books, and take time to rest as well. It is pouring here so it's the perfect day to be in the house reading and relaxing!

  5. Happy Read-a-Thon day! I hope the first few hours have been treating you well. Have fun today and enjoy the wonderful books you have lined up :)