October 24, 2009 archive

Read-A-Thon: Update #9

This update covers hours seventeen and eighteen of the Read-A-Thon (9:00 pm to 11:00 pm PST). How I am feeling at this point in the Event: I am still surprisingly awake and feeling okay. I want to make it to 1:00am which will be through hour 20. I guess if I am still feeling really …

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Read-A-Thon: Wisdom of Age Challenge

Care’s Online Book Club is hosting the Wisdom of Age challenge which needs to be completed by the end of hour 18 of the Read-A-Thon. Your challenge is to think up and suggest your favorite books that feature an older protagonist! AND / OR  let’s also think up any of your favorite AUTHORS who are …

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Read-A-Thon: Update #8

This update covers hours fifteen and sixteen of the Read-A-Thon (7:00 pm to 9:00 pm PST). How I am feeling at this point in the Event: I actually have found a second wind in the last 90 minutes. I had a great dinner, some apple pie and a cup of good, strong tea just before …

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Read-A-Thon: Tribute to Dewey Challenge

Eva at A Striped Armchair is hosting a mini challenge to remember Dewey, the founder of The Read-A-Thon: Sometime in the next three hours, dedicate a post about Dewey on your blog. You can share a favourite story/memory if you knew her, you can talk about one of her events (which I listed above!), thank …

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Read-A-Thon: Update #7

This update covers hours thirteen and fourteen of the Read-A-Thon (5:00 pm to 7:00 pm PST). How I am feeling at this point in the Event:Very tired…time for dinner! Mini Challenges during this Time Period: I posted the mid-event survey in this time period. I also decided to do Jill’s Musical Mini-Challenge: I chose one …

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Read-A-Thon: Mid-Event Survey

Well, we are half way through the Read-A-Thon and it is time for the mid-event survey: 1. What are you reading right now? The Cradle by Patrick Somerville 2. How many books have you read so far? I started the day by finishing a book I started before the Read-A-Thon. Then I completed one other …

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Read-A-Thon: Update #6

This update covers hours eleven and twelve of the Read-A-Thon (3:00 pm to 5:00 pm PST). How I am feeling at this point in the Event: In need of an energy boost. I’m thinking of eating some apple pie for the sugar load. I will undoubtedly take a break for dinner in the next two …

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Read-A-Thon: Update #5

This update covers hours nine and ten of the Read-A-Thon (1:00 pm to 3:00 pm PST). How I am feeling at this point in the Event: A bit sleepy…but I have almost finished a book and am ready to start another one during the next two hours. And of course some mini-challenges for this time …

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Read-A-Thon: Who Keeps You Company?

I love this mini-challenge hosted by Under the Boardwalk: The challenge is to show us a picture or tell us who or what keeps you company as you are reading today!! Here is who is keeping ME company: Maia and Gizmo who alternate between the rocker and my lap Argus, who is bored with the …

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Read-A-Thon: Update #4

This update covers hours seven and eight of the Read-A-Thon (11:00 am to 1:00 pm PST). How I am feeling at this point in the Event: Re-energized. I am getting ready to take another break, this time for some lunch and to play with the dogs for a bit. During this last period, I completed …

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