Readathon – October 2009

Decided (a bit last minute) to take part in this year’s Readathon. Want more info? Click here. Twenty-four hours of reading starts…NOW! (3:30 4:00 pm CST, delayed by phone call)

And because now does seem like the appropriate time to revisit that fateful day…enjoy.

me & nicholas sparks!

And do you know who this author is? (awful, very late night picture of me :/)
Me and Pat Conroy

Kicking things off with some intense determination to finish The Unbearable Lightness of Being (which I really don’t like that much).

My stack of books:
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
The End of Alice by A.M. Homes

Friday, October 23, 2009
5:00PM
– Read for almost one hour, completed 37 pages. Need to pick it up. All these #readathon tweets are distracting me!

(Breaking for dinner and some quality time with Kevin.)

Saturday, October 24, 2009
9:58AM
– Slept late. Starting at 10:30am.

11:31AM – Woohoo! 67 pages in 50 minutes. Book is picking up and I’m almost done. Taking a quick break to make some tea.

11:40AM – Back to reading. Going to finish The Unbearable Lightness of Being and then onto A.M. Homes. Will probably need to escape to Avonlea some time today as well.

12:30PMThe End of Alice is Weird. Pretty quick read though. Twenty-eight pages in 25 minutes. Making some snacks right now for me and for Kevin, who is sitting in a pile of papers that he’s grading. Still suffering a pretty bad backache. I don’t know if this is at all related to the illness that’s been plaguing me over the past few days or if it’s the result of being in bed all day yesterday. Ouch.

1:40PM – Yeah, good writer, not so sure I recommend this book to anyone though. I may have to review this when we’re all done. 32pgs/30mins

3:30PM – Pace of the book is picking up. I think I have something figured out about the plot and where it’s going, but we’ll see. Taking a break from this to start New Moon. Need a refresher before the movie. 70pgs/60mins

5:00PM – Got in a little of New Moon. 22pgs/20mins

7:40PM – Finished The End of Alice. Weird. 132pgs/120mins

(Breaking for some lasagna and catching up on mini-challenges)

11:45PM – Packed it up for the night. When the next one rolls around I will plan a little better and be prepared. Finished up with 24 pages of The Birth House in 15 mins.

TOTALS
Time spent reading: 370 minutes
Pages read: 422

20 Comments

  1. Good luck!!! Wow, you did pick a heavy book to read. I hope it gets better for you; I’ve never read it but have always been curious. Have fun!

  2. Good plan to start with the harder books while you are still awake, and then find something easier!

    Good luck with the readathon!

  3. Such a great morning here in South Alabama, just the perfect time to grab that cup of coffee and read, read, read!!! So keep up the great reading and enjoy!!!
    Rebecca
    the Transcendentalists team!

  4. Color me green with envy for the fact that i have a secret crush on mr. sparks, i told my husband once i’d leave him in a second for nicholas! LOL

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

    You’re doing great-congrats on finishing THe ENd of Alice! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I just saw your Tweet about the read-a-thon and had to stop by and see your page. I was cheerleading, but it seems like you places was one of those blogs I didn’t manage to visit. It looks great.

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