Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hours 9 - 12

How's everyone doing so far? Still up and at 'em? So far it's been pretty good for me, but it's just 3:00 in the afternoon, prime nap time, so I'm not sure how much longer my alertness will hang in there. 

Hour 9
Just starting the hour, it's all good!  Right now I'm about a third of the way into "Jane Goes Batty" by Michael Thomas Ford. It's the second in a series (or maybe it's just a trilogy?), and it's a light and fun read.

Hours 10 and 11
Wahoo, my first book is finally finished!

Pages read: 201
Time reading: 2 hrs 15 min

Pages read: 297
Time reading: 6 hrs 25 min (audiobook - 3 hrs 10 min)
Challenges: 4 (Hours 1, 3, 5, and 11)

Thoughts: Well, that was an epic sit-a-thon. My butt is numb! All I did was pet a cat on my lap, take a sip or two of water, and read read read! I think it's time for a little graphic novel or two before the next mini challenge comes along. Speaking of, I should go and check out what's popped up in my absence. 

eta: I just participated in the Hour 11 mini-challenge, hosted by Stacy's Books, called Book Covers and Leaves. You had to list all the titles (covered up with fall leaves) of the children's books in her picture. I think I got them all right! Sometimes, working at a library is a good thing. ;)

Hour 12
It's the halfway point - that means it's time for the mid-event meme!

1. What are you reading right now?
I'm between books, but am just about to pick up "Shackleton" by Nick Bertozzi.

2. How many books have you read so far?
I've finished one and gotten part way through another.

3. What book are you most looking forward to in the second half of the Read-a-Thon?
I think right now it's "Ghost Hunting" by Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson. Either that, or "The Woman in Black" by Susan Hill.

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with them?
I just rolled with it and got back to reading as soon as I could. No biggie.

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-Thon so far?
As usual, it's how little I'm actually reading. It's crazy. I mean, I'm just starting hour 12 and I've only got 1 book finished. One!  

I know! While yes, that's more than I'd have started and finished in a normal day, by this time I'm usually down at least 3 books. Time to pick up the pace!


  1. Woo hoo you on the children's books mini-challenge! I'll have to look at it just for fun, although I probably won't be very successful. Glad you enjoyed "Jane Goes Batty". The title makes it sound fun for sure. I have to say I'm getting a little slee....NO, I WON'T say it! Time for tea!

  2. Hah! I there with ya. Perhaps it is time for some tea, rather than...the other thing. Though doesn't that sound nice right now? Just lay down, grab a blanket, and NO! Not yet! ;)