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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Read-a-thon Update #2: One book finished!

Current local time: 11:15 AM PST

Estimated time spent reading since 5 AM: 4 hours.
I was away from reading for over an hour starting around 6:30 AM (showered. got dressed, walked the dog), and have taken shorter breaks (5-10 minutes at a time) throughout the morning, including checking in on Twitter.

Pages read: 282
I don't usually track that, but it seems appropriate to the occasion.

Book completed: Love the One You're With, by Emily Giffin (I started it on Wednesday and was on page 60 at the time the Read-a-thon kicked off)

What now?
  • Return visits from cheerleaders and visit a few other Read-a-thon participants at their blogs
  • Make notes for review of Love the One You're With
  • Get back to reading again within the hour!
What to read next?
The Hunger Games  by Suzanne Collins

What's after that?
  • Another update post in a few hours
  • Possible change of reading venue (taking my book to Starbucks)
  • Hoping my husband and the kids are enjoying their day out and about in LA (they went to Universal CityWalk, and may go out to Santa Monica later - it's a beautiful day, and I'm in the house reading!)
How's YOUR Read-a-thon going?

10 comments:

  1. Congrats on finishing your first book! And The Hunger Games is a perfect choice for readathon.

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  2. I'm an unofficial cheerleader, dropping in on the friends in my reader. I've been following your tweets, too.

    sheesh. I sound like a stalker. I'm not trying to be one!

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  3. Carrie K - Thanks! I'm just getting started on The Hunger Games.

    Susan - You don't sound at all like a stalker to me, and Read-a-thoners can use all the cheering they can get!

    I have Demo Tapes 2 in the stack for later on...just FYI :-).

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  4. The Hunger Games is great!

    Hope all is going well now that we are into the 8th hour of the Read-a-Thon :) This is Louise cheering from Copenhagen, Denmark...

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  5. 1, 2, 3, 4
    Hope your book isn’t a bore
    5, 6, 7, 8
    Now go read some more

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  6. You are doing great. I got a little thrown off schedule this am, but I’m back on track now. Keep up the good work!

    I will surely need a nap a bit later unless, I walk around the house constantly until I fall over from exhaustion...LOL

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  7. Love The Hunger Games! Hope you are having as much fun as I am ;)

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  8. I'm not participating in this weekend event but wanted to wish you luck!

    I enjoyed Love the one your with, hope you did too.

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  9. Sounds like you're having fun! Keep it up.

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