The Read A Thon Progress Report (and Mini Challenges)
Hi all! This is the post I will use for Read A Thon updates from me as well as any Mini Challenges I partake in. The newest info will be towards the top of this post.
Also, I am reading for Camp Benedict today, a camp for people infected and affected by AIDS. I am donating 10 cents for each page I read and $1.00 for every ten minutes of audio I listen to. If you would like to sponsor me for this wonderful cause, I would be humbled and appreciate your support.
Check in at 12:00 am: (hour 18)
Hey all, I guess “Good morning” is in order here. I have had a pretty good day, finished an audio and a half, a book, an update on my Jane Eyre read a long…. and still going.
A quick little update for the Dewey Readathon site, they asked if we had any reading companions. I do…. Sam (left) and Bailey:
The other question was – about reading for charity and yes I am. The link is above.
Check in at 10:00 Pm: (hour 16)
Wow…. hour 16. I kind of feel like a rock star! I started an hour earlier than I need to so I could make up for a commitment I had today and so other than about three hours I have been with the read-a-thon one way or another (reading, commenting, mini challenging…).
For the past two hours I have read – NOTHING. I know that is sad. After dinner and hubby went to bed I sat down and worked a few mini challenges, came up with a bonus giveaway for those still reada thoning, commented on all those who created posts for my mini challenge, and yeah… thats it.
But – I have not given up and the books are calling so after this update…. really, I am going to read. Really. Why do you doubt me?
Stella asked us to find a picture that somehow describes or reminds you of your current read. Since I am currently in Jane Eyre, I think if the mansion:
For Bluestockings challenge, she asked that we talk about the books that we love to re-read. Now if you know me, blame Bluestocking because I know I gush about certain “Forever” books those I love (but hardly ever have time) to re-read. They are:
Check in at 8:00 Pm: (hour 14)
Oh my gosh… I am so overdue for a check in! I listened to another hour of audio, finished (FINALLY!) whole lotta life and actually left the house at 5:30 to go and help with a baptism, pick up pizza, and now I am back home. (Yup, you read that right… how many readathoners helped with a baptism today? LOL I am in charge of special events at our church and that is one of my duties…. :razz:
I listened to audio while I was in the car, and took a book with me but did not get to the book. I am back now though and game from this point forward.
So here is what the peeps of the readathon are asking:
1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired? I am actually good, hit a lull about 3 pm but now and ready to roll!
2) What have you finished reading? Whole Lotta Life, and listened to an audio and a half
3) What is your favorite read so far? Hmmmm… hold that thought, I do not have enough books in me today to answer that.
4) What about your favorite snacks? I amde nachos for lunch… that was good.
5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love! I have been going around and commenting while I listen to audio, trying to check out some newbies!
And the winner of my mini challenge using random.org is:
Honestly, the out pour from that challenge and all the AWESOME ideas to go with books… I am really the winner here, plus, I want to go to all your book reviews. YOU ALL AMAZE ME!
Check in at 3:00 Pm: (hour 9)
I am cruising right along now on finishing up A Whole Latte Life. Honestly, I have talked about the book so much I am ready to be done with it. 78 pages read since my last check in. 30 minutes of audio added to my total.
For the mini challenge, Midnight Book Girl asked us to stage a book….
I am getting a bit foggy (I started at 5 am this morning). Think I will try some ice tea – see if that wakes me up. I thought about laying down and reading but fear that will cause me to pass out.
Check in 1:00 PM and Mini Challenges:
Ok… well, I am now 4 1/2 hours into audio and have finished The Lifeboat. (WOOT!) $27.00 in to my charity account so far!
(I still have not cracked a book because I have been running around, doing mini challenges, made lunch and commented on blogs…. lol – I cant help it, the social girl in my tends to need to be fed. :razz: HOWEVER – I am about to go into my books this hour. )
Speaking of mini challenges…. mine is still going on until 2 pm central and here is The Book Sentence challenge for On The Wings Of Books: LOVE THIS ONE!
Ok on to the books for awhile. How are you all doing?
Check in 10 Am and Mini Challenges:
So far I have in 2 1/2 hours of audio in. (I had a commitment this morning and took my IPOD with me so I could listen to audio as I could. I am now home, going to catch up on the awesome mini challenges going on and then cracking a book.
At One Librarians Book Reviews we are asked to do a book puzzle. I LOVE this one!
Here is my contribution:
Can you guess what my book title is? (I will update with the answer in a bit!)
for Reading Through Life’s Translation challenge… I would love to read:
I could not find a good French cover for this one…