Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Half Way Point (12 hours!) #readathon

Read-A-Thon Progress Report!

Pages Read: 441
Hours Listened: 2:17:33
Snacks Eaten: Sobe Lifewater
Breaks Taken: took a break to do some party stuff... about 40 minutes or so.
Where I've Been: couch, car, church (setting up for the party!)

What I've Conquered: Nothing new...
Where I've Failed: Missed some passages while I was communicating with my fellow party setter-uppers
What I'm Conquering: The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong on audiobook

How many times the kitties tried to coerce me into napping: none this time... I'm not home!

Mini Challenges:
Re-reading the Classics Challenge at The Book Case: I’ve just started reading classics because I hated all of the ones that I read in high school and my teachers kinda turned me off of reading. But I read Shakespeare’s As You Like It, and I adore it. It’s definitely my favorite because of how funny it is!

Books that Bite Mini Challenge at 25 hour books: My favorite vampire is Michael from the Morganville Vampire books by Rachel Caine.

Plans: My party starts in 1.5 hours. Hopefully I can get some quality reading time in, but I may not be able to. Decorating is always more work than you think it'll be! Since I've been reading all day and neglected to do anything for my costume... I think I'll go as a Read-A-Thon participant! I'm staying in my pajamas and not doing my hair. I'll post a pic if I can get someone to take one :o)

Update: Mid-Event Meme
1. What are you reading right now?
I'm listening to The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong (I'm on Chapter 18 right now)
2. How many books have you read so far?
2
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Cross My Heart And Hope To Spy, which I am all of 1 page into. I can't wait to get home and start it!
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?
I wasn't able to free up my whole day, I'm party planning! But I'm doing pretty good with the audiobook so far. 3 hours to go 'til I'm done with that.
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
Oh yeah. The cats have been driving me crazy at home. I got into the shower to get away from them... and I've been scolding my party helpers for interrupting my audiobook with icy mean stares.
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
That I finished 2 books before I left home. I mean, I know they're not long ones, but I've been able to focus pretty well so far!
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Not right now.
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?
Plan better so that I don't have an event in the middle of the 'thon!
9. Are you getting tired yet?
Fo shizzle. Yeah, I said that. That should tell you how tired I am. I got 4 hours last night, so we'll see how loopy I get by the end.
10. Do you have any tips for other Readers or Cheerleaders, something you think is working well for you that others may not have discovered?
I just really appreciate all of the comments you guys are leaving and kind words!

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