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 period:

Who Keeps You Company – my buddies are posted here.

And then I decided to do my own mini-challenge (Collection Obsession)…I collect a lot of stuff it seems, so narrowed it down to these:


Glassware, especially from the Depression era


My vast and growing stash of fabric…below are some recent (favorite) purchases

Stash.AButler.Love Stash.AMH Stash.organic2 Stash.Owls

Left to Right, Top to Bottom: Amy Butler’s newest collection Love; Anna Maria Horner’s collection Good Folks; 100%  organic fabric by Cloud 9; Alexander Henry spotted owl (click on any photo to enlarge)

The stats:

Hour of Event # of Pages Read/Total # of Pages Time Spent Reading (min)/Total Time Reading (min) Time Spent Blogging (min)/Total Time Blogging (min)
1:00 PM -3:00 PM (hours 9 & 10) 57/256 55 minutes/320 minutes 60/245 minutes
Hour of Event Time Spent Visiting (min)/Total Time Visiting (min) Mini Challenges Completed This Hour Down Time in Minutes
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
(hours 9 & 10)
0/15 minutes 2 5 minutes

Books I Have Finished:

  1. Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich

My Current Read: The Girl She Used To Be by David Cristofano

Bloggers I Have Visited Since the Read-A-Thon Began:

  1. Good Books & Wine
  2. True Harbour
  3. Aphazia
  4. Just One More Thing…
  5. Karen

Mini Challenges (with links) That I have Completed:

  1. Hour 1 Intro
  2. Where in the World is the Read-A-Thon
  3. Bart’s Bookshelf: Using book titles to make a sentence
  4. Opi’s Ramblings: Perspectives
  5. Beth Fish Reads: Eat to Read
  6. Reading In Appalachia: Mix Up the Titles
  7. Under The Boardwalk: Who Keeps You Company
  8. Caribousmom: Collection Obsession

TOTAL Time I have participated (less the down time): 9.7 hours

Look for my next update at the end of Hour Twelve (or around 5:00 PM PST).


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    • Lisa on October 24, 2009 at 14:23

    My sister collects the pink depression era glassware, too and I always have fun looking for new pieces for her. I love to look at fabric when I got into the store but have never bought anything other than what I need right then. Probably because I sew so rarely that the chances of me ever using some I bought just because I liked it would be nil!

    • Eva on October 24, 2009 at 14:59

    I’m popping by again to offer some more cheering! Give me an R! Give me an E! Give me an A! Give me a D! What does that spell?! Read! Read! Read!

    Loved seeing all your collections!

    • Shannon on October 24, 2009 at 15:59

    Looks like you have been busy, busy ,busy!!! Great progress!!! I, too, am a fabric fanatic!!! =)) You forgot a collection…your books!!! lol…happy reading, Im waving my pom poms for you!!! You’re doing great! Keep it up!!! i love how you’ve charted out your progress and stuff! That is so awesome!

    • Kathy on October 24, 2009 at 16:11

    You’re doing great! The Girl She Used to Be is perfect for the read-a-thon.

    • Wendy on October 25, 2009 at 12:28

    Lisa: Well, if I was a little more disciplined, I would not hoard so much fabric. But I just cannot resist it!!

    Eva: Wonderful cheer – thanks!!! It helped 🙂

    Shannon: Oh, the book collection goes without saying! Fabric is so fun, isn’t it?

    Kathy: Thanks! And I agree – Cristofano’s book was perfect for this event!

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