June 28, 2008 archive

24 Hour Read-A-Thon: Hour 15 Mini-Challenge

I’m on a roll. Dewey’s just posted a mini-challenge for hour 15 and this will force me to choose my next book. Dewey writes: This hour’s mini-challenge should be easy enough for anyone interested in a short break. Where is your current book set? If it’s a real place, go to wikipedia and find five …

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24 Hour Read-A-Thon: Update at Hour 14

I had to quickly post Vasilly’s challenge to just get in under the time limit. I’m growing very weary…and my brain is getting fuzzy. I hope to make it past midnight before having to get some sleep. My update is as follows: Book I’m reading: Finished book #2 and will next be reading  either Down …

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24 Hour Reading Challenge – 14 Hours and a Poetry Challenge

It’s 11:00PM PCT which means I’ve reached 14 hours in the event. Vasilly has challenged participants to: Find a poem and post it. The length of the poem does not matter. My favorite poem of all time is Robert Frost’s The Road Not Taken: TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could …

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24 Hour Read-A-Thon: Mid-Event Survey

Here we are at the half way point. Wow, has this day gone by quickly. Dewey has posted the next mini-challenge – the Mid-Event Survey. 1. What are you reading right now? I’m still working my way through Springtime on Mars. I’ve got 60 pages left to read in this book. 2. How many books …

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24 Hour Read-A-Thon: Nearly 11 hours Into The Challenge

Perhaps it is purely coincidence that the setting sun is a red-orange orb and I’m reading Springtime on Mars – or maybe it is just a reminder to keep on reading! The smoke in the sky has created a gorgeous sunset here and I’m closing in on 11 hours of the Read-A_Thon. I’m slowing down …

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24 Hour Read-A-Thon: A MiniChallenge and Update

I’ve passed the 8 Hour mark and although I’m a little tired, I’m still hanging in there. Dewey posted this mini-challenge: This hour’s mini-challenge is something you may feel you really need about this point! I know I do. It’s to go outside for a walk! Get some fresh air. If you run or bike, …

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24 Hour Read-A-Thon: Seventh Hour Update

Wow it is hard to believe we are now more than 7 hours into this event! Thank you to all who are leaving comments – I usually try to respond to every comment on my blog, but I must admit the sheer numbers are overwhelming me…so, please know I’m reading and appreciating your comments even …

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24 Hour Read-A-Thon: Update Hour Six

I am 6.25 hours into the Read-A-Thon and thought I’d give you an update on how I’m doing. Thank you to all the cheerleaders and readers who have stopped by and left comments! Here is my progress thus far: Book I’m reading: I’m going to read a short story next…not sure which one! Number of …

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The House At Midnight – Book Review

And despite my best attempts to be rational, I was afraid. I could feel the house’s atmosphere, that eerie swirling in the corners of the room and the folds of the curtains and behind the furniture. It wasn’t explicit; there was no sudden breathless rush, sucking the air out and dragging the walls in on …

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24 Hour Read-A-Thon: Third Mini-challenge and an Update

The time is flying by. I’m nearly 3.5 hours into the Read-A-Thon and this is my third mini challenge. Vasilly has challenged participants to ‘Grab one of your favorite books and post one of your favorite quotes from it.’ This was a no-brainer for me. The Book Thief, by Marcus Zusak is one of my …

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