October 2009 archive

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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Mini-Challenge: Collection Obsession

How is everyone doing? I bet you could use a small break from reading…so why not try out my mini-challenge? This post is for a mini challenge for hours 8 through 10 of the 24 Hour Read-A-Thon. This challenge will close at the end of hour 10 (which is 3:00PM PST). Collection Obsession Most obsessive …

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Read-A-Thon: 2 Mini Challenges in Hour #7

I am taking a much needed break from reading to do a couple of fun mini-challenges. Mini Challenge: Mix up the Titles Icedream at Reading in Appalachia is asking us to mix up some titles and create our own. Visit some of the participants blogs and read their book choices. Then take the titles from …

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Read-A-Thon: Update #3

This update covers hours five and six of the Read-A-Thon (9:00 am to 11:00 am PST). How I am feeling at this point in the Event: I took a 15 minute break during this period to take a quick shower (refreshing!) and eat an English muffin with peanut butter and a yogurt. I found myself …

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Read-A-Thon: Update #2

This update covers hours three and four of the Read-A-Thon (7:00 am to 9:00 am PST). How I am feeling at this point in the Event: The caffeine is kicking in! I’m feeling excited about making a serious dent in my reading today. Gizmo (my kitty) has parked herself on my lap…she thinks this is …

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Read-A-Thon: Update #1

This update covers hours one and two of the Read-A-Thon (5:00 am to 7:00 am PST). How I am feeling at this point in the Event: Still waking up. A little groggy. Need more coffee. I have decided to use a table to give you updates as I think it is a little easier (and …

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