Saturday, April 10, 2010

Read-a-Thon: The Sequel

My second go at Dewey's Read-a-Thon is underway - and off to a leisurely start.  My plan was to begin at 7:00 a.m., but I slept till 8:30.  Good thing the last teenager is about to head off to college, because I'm getting too old to wait up for them at night.  I began my reading day with coffee and Sixteen Brides by Stephanie Grace Whitson.  I have nearly finished it, but then I wasn't too far from done an hour ago when I got up.  The story is great and everyone's just about to live happily ever after - I hope - so back to the book.  

Good luck and happy reading to all the Read-a-Thon participants.

UPDATE: As you may have guessed, my Read-a-thon did not go as planned.  I had great plans, but the rest of my life didn't get the memo.  I have managed to finish Sixteen Brides and started Mary Higgins Clark's newest, The Shadow of Your Smile.  Not sure what the evening/night hours will bring but books, like the best of friends, will always be there when I come back.


  1. happy reading to you, too! it's my first read-a-thon and i'm really excited xD

  2. Sleep is important, too! Happy reading!

  3. Glad you're enjoying your book! Keep up the great reading!

  4. I know how you feel about the teenagers. Hope your reading day is going well for you. Here's a little poem for today:

    If I could have one wish,
    I know what I would say.
    Just give me my books,
    And let me read all day.

    Happy Reading.

    --from your cheerleader, Margot

  5. I have a teenager and a tweenager, so my readathon has started off slow!

    Happy reading!

  6. Sixteen Brides sounds like a really good read!

  7. a word, a sentence, a paragraph, a page. . .
    continue on to that final sigh of contentment
    and then do it again. :)

  8. The reading will stop
    Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow
    your book count will be higher
    Just keep thinking about tomorrow
    all the great books you will have to talk about
    with your blog friends
    If you get blurred or sore, or sleepy
    Just stick up your chin
    and grin
    and say
    My TO BE READ PILE, Tomorrow
    will be smaller than it was before
    and your spirits will soar
    because then TOMORROW, TOMORROW You can go shopping TOMORROW at Amazon and BUY SOME MORE!


  9. What is it with today and plans? It seems that it's just one of those days where things don't go according to planned, for you, me and a whole bunch of other people.

    BUT! We adapt - and excel~ Who says a little detour doesn't get us to the finish line? ;) I'm sure you'll manage well enough, even with the various distractions. And besides, the main goal here isn't the number of books read, but the amount of fun we have reading. And, I totally agree: books will still be there when we get back. ;)

    So, happy reading, and no pressure! ;)


  10. Oh well, at least you got some reading in! and Happy Reading until the next one :-)!

  11. Anything you do is just perfect (words from my yoga instructor!) THANKS for participating; Happy READATHON - CHEERS!!