Saturday, October 24, 2009

Read-a-Thon

We're off and running on Dewey's Read-a-Thon. We'll be checking in here about once an hour to update what we're reading and our progress.
Post 1: Started the morning with coffee and "The Christmas Secret" by Donna VanLiere. This book is part of the Take-A-Chance Challenge we're doing at the library where I work. (www.takeachancechallenge.blogspot.com). Teenage daughter and her friend chatted to me so much that I didn't actually get much read this past hour - but lots of giggles. :)
Dave is reading "Blood Covenant" by Michael Franzese.
Post 2: Another hour gone and not much progress I'm afraid. Fortunately teenage daughter will be out of the house for the weekend shortly (Going to visit her brother at college - I may spend more time worrying than reading :) . Thanks for all of the "Reader of the Hour" love. Enjoyed all the encouragement.
Post 3: We spent the last hour-and-a-half reading our "joint" book - "Anatomy of a Murder" by Robert Travers. This is one of Dave's picks for the Take-A-Chance Challenge at our local library. A courtroom drama from 1958, it's full of interesting detail and we have a good time trying to predict where the case is headed. We'll be reviewing it here when we finish.
The K-State/Colorado game starts in 5 minutes, so Dave will be taking a short (3 hour??) reading break while he cheers for the Cats. I'll be supporting them from the couch with my books.
Post 4: Another hour gone and I'm not making much progress on my Christmas book. Too much time answering the phone, entering challenges and finding snacks??? Back to the book!
Post 5: Nearing the end of my first book. Having fun with the newest challenges. May have to break for some lunch - and maybe shower and get dressed at some point?
Post 6: (3:10 p.m.) Under 20 pages to go on "The Christmas Secret". Can't decide what to start next. Bacon cheeseburger refueled me, so back to the pages.
Post 7: (4:35 p.m.) Uh-oh. Took a little snooze there. Finished read the Christmas Secret and just couldn't hold me eyes open any longer. Time to hit the shower to refresh and pick out book #2.

43 comments:

  1. Have fun! I need some coffee right about now, too.

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  2. Happy reading !.. It surely is going to be some eventful day :)

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  3. I am excited about the read-a-thon as well, but can see blogging and checking everyone else's blogs could dominate my time :-)

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  4. Enjoy your day of reading. I wish I could join in but I am thinking of all those books being read today - very cool.

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  5. I had the same thing happen to me this morning. My husband kept talking and talking. Oh well. I still love him. :) Good luck with the readathon.

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  6. Ooh - starting with a Christmas book! Fun!

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  7. Sounds like you are off to a good start - have fun!!!

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  8. Hope you're enjoying your reading!

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  9. Happy reading. You are off to a good start.

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  10. Sounds like you are having fun! Enjoy your reading time!

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  11. Congrats on being reader of the hour!! Have a wonderful readathon :D

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  12. Sounds like you are off to a good start in the fun department. =) Happy reading and good luck today.

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  13. Have a rambling, rambunctious readathon! I started too with a cup of coffee, although my book was Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror by Chris Preistly which I hope to finish soon!

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  14. Hope you have a wonderful reading day today hon!

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  15. 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!

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  16. I love the fact that this is a joint read-athon at your house! Starting with a Christmas book was a great idea.

    I look forward to visiting your blog after the read-athon is over :)

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  17. I love the joint book blog and combined read-a-thon effort! Enjoy!

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  18. I'm a newbie this year and have high hopes to read at least until midnight. I just finished breakfast and need to get back to my current book (20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill - Stephen King's son!). Good luck with the challenge and happy reading!

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  19. I hope you're having a great time with read-a-thon

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  20. Hope you have a great reading marathon!

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  21. That sounds like a lot of fun! I hope you enjoy the read-a-thon!!!

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  22. How fun for the two of you to be doing this together! Have a great day.

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  23. I wish I had someone to read with. Have fun!

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  24. giggles are good but hand them a book ;-)

    My husband & I used to take turns reading to each other before bed. He got tired of me finishing the book the without him.

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  25. Yes, it's not so important how far you travel but how you enjoy the race. Anyway, that's what I keep telling myself.

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  26. I hope the reading is going well for you!

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  27. My name is Louise, and I am from Copenhagen, Denmark. This is my first visit to your blog, and I am already looking forward to come back when the whole Read-a-Thon busyness has come down ;-)

    The Read-a-Thon began for me at 2 PM, since 5 AM Pacific Time means 2 PM Copenhagen Time ;) I hope to be able to hang around for many more hours... I am not reading though, but having a lot of fun working my way through a lot of great blogs to cheer. GO! GO! GO!

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  28. I have been busy reading - just getting to putting up my post now!

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  29. Enjoy your reading-hopefully with the children gone-you can settle in for some great reading.

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  30. I hope you are settling in with your reading. It took me awhile too. Enjoy!

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  31. You'll settle in and get more reading done as the day goes on. Ooooh, coffee...sounds great!

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  32. Hope the reading continues to go well!

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  33. I'm off to a slow start myself but I think it will pick up; I'm sure it will for you too! Just have fun with this :-)!

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  34. You can do it! I'm off to a slow start as well! Mornings...ugh =o)

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  35. I like the idea of a Take A Chance challenge. I hope the book is working out for you!

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  36. Woo hoo! You're doing great! Hope you're having fun so far! READ! READ! READ!

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