Saturday, October 24, 2009

24 Hour Read-a-Thon: Update the First

Books and Orange JuiceMy first 24 Hour Read-a-Thon got off to a bit of a rocky start. I had been feeling like I was getting a cold for the past few days, but I was hoping it would hold off until after the read-a-thon. Unfortunately that was not to be. I woke up this morning feeling as though I'd been hit by a freight train. I went back to sleep and slept through most of the morning, and after a lot of orange juice and throat lozenges, I finally started my reading just before 2 PM. I'm feeling better now, thankfully, and plan to rest and read for the remainder of the day.

I finished my first book, the graphic novel Persepolis, early in my second hour of reading. This was really my first foray into graphic novels (other than occasional Star Wars or Doctor Who trade paperbacks, which I can't put in the same class as Persepolis) and I enjoyed it immensely.

I'll post periodic updates throughout the day, probably when I feel like I need a break from reading. I may update more frequently on Twitter than I do here.

Time Spent Reading: 200 minutes
Time Spent Blogging: 20 minutes
Total Pages Read: 259
Books Finished: 1 (Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi)
Currently Reading: Graceling by Kristin Cashore

13 comments:

  1. Oh no! I hope your energy stays up and you can get some good reading in.

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  2. Yay! I'm so glad you liked Persepolis & keep up the good work! :-)

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  3. Happy reading. Keep it up. Good luck. I'm glad your feeling a bit better. :D

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  4. I'm sorry you are not feeling well -- but I am glad that you are still able to participate. You are doing great at 259 pages in 200 minutes!!

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  5. I've got Graceling in my TBR as well (just not today's TBR): You're doing a great job - I hope you keep feeling better!

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  6. Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Hope you are better soon and enjoy your reading!

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  7. I'm getting over a cold, so I understand. I read Persepolis just before the Read-a-thon...great choice! Keep it up!

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  8. 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!

    Well, I'm glad you're feeling better now! Your picture of juice and books is very pretty. :)

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  9. Hopefully, you'll continue to feel better! Way to hang in there! Halfway through - keep it up!

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  10. Sorry you weren't feeling well. I think I might have been fighting something off b/c I was craving oj all day, drank almost 1/2 gallon. You're not the only one that got off to rocky start. At least we are on the back half now!

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  11. Glad you're participating in the Readathon despite not feeling well :-). I've done more of my updates on Twitter too. Hang in there!

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  12. Oh no, were you able to shake your cold a bit today? I hope you've still been able to do some reading and enjoy the read-a-thon!

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  13. I hope your readathon as gone well! Sorry to hear your cold materialized, though. Whatever I have hasn't turned into a full blown cold, but the nagging ticklish cough won't go away. Ugh...fall colds and fall allergies are not fun. Hope you're feeling better!

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