Saturday, October 24, 2009

24 Hour Read-a-Thon: Update the Second

24 Hour Read-a-ThonI'm in the midst of my eleventh hour of the read-a-thon and have just now started to feel somewhat tired. I finished Graceling at the end of the tenth hour, and I absolutely loved it. I wish I had Fire by Kristin Cashore, because that would be my next read for sure. I was a bit wary to read a book of Graceling's length (just under 500 pages, though I'd read about 100 pages prior to today) for the read-a-thon, but I was so engrossed in the story that it felt like a much shorter book.

I took a break during my eighth hour of reading (8 PM since I started late) to make cornbread. This turned into a small odyssey when I discovered that there was only one egg in the house (the recipe calls for two) and it had expired over a week ago. Culinary disaster was saved by my mother, who went to a nearby convenience store -- in the pouring rain -- and picked up a fresh carton of eggs. As mothers go, she's rather awesome, but this was above and beyond the call of duty.

And now, it's back to more reading. I won't make twenty four hours, I know that, but I'm pretty sure I have few more hours in me yet. My cold hasn't proved to be much of an obstacle since my last update. I think I've successfully bombarded it with orange juice.

Time Spent Reading Since Last Update:
279 minutes
Pages Read Since Last Update: 318
Time Spent Blogging: 20 minutes
Total Pages Read: 577
Total Time Spent Reading: 479 minutes
Total Books Finished: 2
Currently Reading: Torchwood: Almost Perfect by James Goss

17 comments:

  1. Your mother definitely deserves a Maternal Excellence Award. :-)

    Well done on your progress so far. Keep up the good work!

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  2. You are doing so great! Thanks for stopping by to cheer me on. :)

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  3. Love your awesome mother! You're doing great with the readathon!

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  4. You're well over halfway now. Keep on reading and having fun! You can do it!

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  5. We're coming up on the final quarter! You've done great so far-see it through to the end! You can do it!

    I'm glad you were able to make your cornbread!

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  6. good luck! congrats on making this far!

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  7. How nice of your mother to go out and get stuff for you on read-a-thon day!

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  8. Are you still around? Or sleeping and resting? No matter what, you've done great so far. Ready for the last stretch?! Come on. GO GO GO. Cheering for you from Copenhagen, Denmark.

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  9. You had an awesome read-a-thon! I'm sure having an engrossing book and a supportive mother really helped.

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  10. That sounds like quite an ambitious albeit yummy break snack. Hooray for your mom!

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  11. Yay for your mother - I'm sure you shared the fresh corn bread :)

    Congrats on all you did over the Readathon, Ruth.

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  12. Haven't seen a wrap-up post, unless I missed it. (I'm still recovering from the Read-a-Thon in terms of sleep.) Hope you had a wonderful time!

    --Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric

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  13. I liked Graceling a lot and it didn't feel long when I read it. I can't wait to read Fire -- I'm on a very long list at the library!

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  14. Ruth! I have an award for you on my blog! You can claim it here if you like:

    http://bookblabbing.blogspot.com/2009/10/award.html

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  15. You are about the tenth person in the past week to recommend GRACELING. I think it's time I take the hint and get the book.

    I'm impressed by all who participated in the Readathon--you're all amazing.

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  16. Hey there .. I am a bit late in checking in with everyone. Sounds like you had a good time. Nice post!!

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  17. Hi Ruth -

    I realized it had been quite some time since I had read one of your posts and I wanted to check on you. I hope that you are ok and have enjoyed a nice holiday.

    I wish you the very best in 2010 and hope to read some of your awesome reviews soon :)

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