Readathon 10.09.10

8:00 AM

Let’s get this party started!!!   I”m starting off with The Recipe Club by Andrea Israel and Nancy Garfinkel and a bit of breakfast.  I was already 80 pages into it and I know it will be a quick read.   Then I plan to move on to Lolly Willowes.  I swapped a copy on Paperbackswap and look. how. adorable. it. is!  I’m so excited!  Have fun everyone, will check it later.

10:00 AM

Woo hoo!  Three books down.  Of course, I read two with the boy.  I’ve read 160 pages of my own book.  I have distractions, the boy and hubby are NOT helping, plus we have to go get the girl.  Thank goodness I have plenty of books on my iPod, I may have to start listening to it!!


One book down!  I just finished The Recipe Club.  I’m going to snuggle up with Dracula for awhile before we have to leave for my daughter’s birthday party.  So, probably no more updates from me until 6 or so.

Books read: 4

The Recipe Club by Andrea Israel and Nancy Garfinkel (finished)
Who Will Guide My Sleigh Tonight by Jerry Bledsoe
Webster J. Duck by David Perkins
Barnyard Boogie by Jim and Jane Post

Pages read: 350

Minutes listened: 20

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, read by Lee Horsley

Foods: Popcorn, 1 chocolate chip cookie, and Shrimp from the Japanese place.  What?  I had to go with everyone else!


The birthday party was a huge success.  Birthday girl got lots of love and presents and she’s a happy camper.  And yippee!  They are both exhausted and ready for bedsies.  Time for Mama to hunker down with Lolly Willowes and read the night away.  Dracula had to go on hold because the Nook Jack needed his batteries charged.  🙁  Will get to it later.  Maybe when it’s dark and will keep me awake with fright.  (Right Jill?? 🙂

Stats: Basically the same, but now I can add a hot dog, ice cream, and birthday cake to the snack list!

8:00 – or Hour 12!  The mid-event meme!

Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now? Lolly Willowes, or the Loving Huntsman.  Loving it too!
2. How many books have you read so far? 4, if I count the books I read with the kids.  1, if I count mine.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Dracula!

4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? I didn’t manage to free up my whole day, since we had my daughter’s b-day party today. 🙁
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? We partied hard!

6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? Nothing.  It’s all pretty par for the course.  This is like, my 4th? 5th? readathon.

7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? No.
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? No, not really. 

9. Are you getting tired yet? Yes.  Like I said, we partied hard!  Plus, I had to take some Benadryl as the snot monster is attacking me. 

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? NO!  You guys KICK. ASS.  🙂

11:00 PM

Still going!  Have had a couple little catnaps, hoping it helps, but slowly and surely keep feeling pulled under. Should probably move from this place, huh?  See you again in the morning, if I don’t make it!

Books read: 4.5

The Recipe Club by Andrea Israel and Nancy Garfinkel (finished)
Who Will Guide My Sleigh Tonight by Jerry Bledsoe
Webster J. Duck by David Perkins
Barnyard Boogie by Jim and Jane Post

Working on Lolly Willowes

Pages read: 480

Minutes listened: 20

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, read by Lee Horsley

4:40 AM

I’m up!

Books read: 4.5

Working on Lolly Willowes

Pages read: 550

27 thoughts on “Readathon 10.09.10

  1. The party’s just starting to pop
    And you’re already having fun.
    Don’t let the momentum stop
    And get some reading done!

    Enjoy the books!!

  2. (Non)traditional Buddhist readathon blessing:

    Just as the books fill the shelves,
    Pile together on the floor and stack up on the table
    So may the joy of the readathon
    Flow forth to brighten your day and lift your spirit.
    Books already read, books in progress and books yet to be read.

    By the power of every word on the page
    May your book be delightful,
    As scary as Lovecraft’s Cthulhu
    Or as sweet as a box of See’s candy.

    Let the power of the images evoked by words
    Keep you stay awake long through the night
    May no obstacle impede
    Your day filled with books.

    For all of those who are reading today
    Who follow in the path of Dewey
    May your day be filled with the four blessings
    Of fabulous books, tasty snacks, comfy chairs and joy.

  3. Given that you're running a birthday party today, I'm impressed by all you've read. Plus, just the PHOTOS of the books make me want to read them, even though I haven't heard of them before…I'm gonna have to check back to see what you think of them. Enjoy the day!

  4. LOVE the cover of The Recipe Club. I love those kinds of covers myself. Lovin' the pictures along with the posts. Enjoy the rest of the readathon! 😀 pst: Jealous your reading Dracula!!!

  5. The Recipe Club has just been added to my TBR Pile. And, I have never read Dracula even though I am a huge vampire fan (except Twilight…I know, I'm in the minority). Happy reading!

  6. You are definitely beating me in all categories, but I'm going to try to catch up, now that my football game is over. Have a great rest of the Read-a-Thon!!!

  7. Celebrating a birthday and reading hard
    You rock and that isn't a tub of lard!

    I know, that cheer sucked. Sorry, but keep up the good work!

  8. "Woke up this morning with/a terrific urge to lie in bed all day and read."-Raymond Carver.
    Sunny reading vibes from Miami…Dewey's Read-A-Thon Cheerleader. Keep up the good work!

  9. Reading is good and reading is great, keep on reading and stay up late!!

    Looks like you've had a successful readathon so far so keep it up! Great job!!!

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