Saturday, October 24, 2009

Readathon: Fifth Update

Are we really half way there? Wow.



What I'm reading now: The Seer of Shadows by Avi... I think. I'm going to start and see if it grabs me or not.

Did I finish anything since last update: Yes! I finished The Amaranth Enchantment! Fun story.

How many pages read since last update: about 110

How many pages total: 530 total

How many hours/minutes read since last update: It's been 3 hours, but I've probably only read half that time what with lunch, the computer and the nap.

How many hours/minutes total: Ummm... starting to lose track of this number. Maybe 7 or so.

What the family is reading: JJ is loving Along for the Ride and doesn't want it to end. She has 50 or so pages left. (She is taking a break now to watch Heroes.) Toto is only a few pages from finishing The Lightning Thief.

What we are listening to: Got sick of New Age and switched to classical for a bit.

What we are eating: Had grilled ham and cheese for lunch. Pondering ice cream now.

Distractions: Tiredness is the main distraction now, and Moder who is being bored at all this reading going on, and doesn't really want to join in full force.

Challenges: Did a couple more challenges a bit ago and posted pictures.

46 comments:

  1. Sounds like you are all doing well! Great job!

    Ice cream sounds like a fantastic idea. :-)

    Happy Reading!

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  2. Hang in there! I love reading your posts, by the way! You seem so down to earth. :)
    Happy reading--
    Kim

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  3. I should have made sure I had ice cream in the house!!

    You're doing great!

    Happy Reading!

    Tara SG

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  4. I should have made sure I had ice cream in the house!!

    You're doing great!

    Happy Reading!

    Tara SG

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  5. I'm so impressed with everyone's numbers :D You're doing fantastic!! I can't believe how quick it's going either!! And if you're getting tired, might I suggest a nap? It worked wonders for me!!

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  6. mmm ice cream sounds yummy!

    good luck on the rest of the read a thon!!! :D

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  7. i have The Amaranth Enchantment in my book pile. glad to hear you liked it. past the halfway mark, only a few more hours to go. :)

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  8. How are you doing?:) I hope you are getting a lot of reading done! Have a good rest of the night! I'm excited to read about your updates!

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  9. Icecream! Have the icecream! Cool that your kids are reading too, hope The Lightening Theif deserves the hype.

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  10. You are doing so well! Keep up the good work!

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  11. You are doing so well! It's hard to fight the tiredness, so take breaks, drink some coffee, and keep going. Good luck!

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  12. Whoa over 500 pages! yay for you! keep up the hard work!!

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  13. Alright! You're doing great! Have fun!

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  14. I see "The Historian" in your stack of books up top...I LOVED that book...I might need to re-read that one soon.

    I went to Wendy's for a dinner break. I couldn't resist the lame Frosty ice cream with the chocolate chip cookie dough in it. Ice cream rocks!

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  15. Looks like you guys are all making progress. I just finished my second book! Keep up the great work.

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  16. Congrats on finishing a book. You're doing great with amount of pages read! Keep up the great work!

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  17. Love your posts-looks like you are enjoying yourself. Keep reading and flipping the pages.

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  18. Ice cream sounds good. I love to see kids reading. I enjoyed the Lightning Thief. As for being tired? I couldn't sleep last night so I started this thing at a disadvantage! I took a nap ;-)

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  19. You can overcome the tiredness.

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  20. Can you believe we're halfway??

    Let's go
    Let's go, chip in, it's time to cheer,
    It's simple, yell what you hear,
    Go Reader Go,
    Go Reader Go,
    Fire up and scream,
    Read
    Read Read!

    Go Suey!!

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  21. I put on classical too after my second book (Rescuing Seneca Crane) had classical music as a major plot point. It's fun!

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  22. Amarant Enchantment - sounds cool!
    Smart to take a nap.

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  23. 530 pages!! Thats awesome! Keep up the great work!

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  24. I WISH tiredness was my only distraction...LOL! Wow! You've read about the same time as me, but have read A LOT more! keep it up =o)

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  25. Congrats on your great progress! At this rate, you'll read over 1,000 pages - how amazing is that?

    I'll be hitting the ice cream myself later on. What flavor will you be eating? I think I have Chocolate Malted Milkball lurking in my freezer somewhere amongst the frozen veggies.

    Way to go, and keep on reading!

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  26. I have to go do this one yet.... like yours. I am having fun doing the challenges - LOVE THEM!

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  27. Sounds like you're doing well. Hang in there! I remember the last Read-a-Thon. I think it was probably around hour 18 that I was really struggling. Have fun!

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  28. I needed to stock up on more energizing snacks! My body is actually craving a nap and carots :)

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  29. 530 pages! You are my reading hero! :D
    It is nice to stop by and visit, it's been a while.

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  30. I'm beginning to wonder if I should've snuck a nap in earlier this afternoon. Good luck with the rest of your evening!

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  31. You're doing so well! I'm curious about the Avi book myself... :)

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  32. I just read The Lightning Thief myself!

    good luck with your reading!

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  33. Looks like you're doing really well! I have heard lots of good things about The Lightning Thief, so I hope it's going well for Toto :-)

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  34. You are doing pretty good; hang in there!!

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  35. The Amaranth Enchantment was a pretty good read... glad you liked it!

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  36. You're doing great! It's awesome to get one finished!

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  37. I hit the ice cream a few hours ago - really chocolatey chocolate! I definitely recommend some. Looks like you and yours are doing a fine job.

    Hope you're awake and alert and having fun. Keep up the great reading!

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  38. Ice cream is good! Keep up the good work!

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  39. I hear you on the tiredness factor - it is going to be really hard here when everyone starts going to bed on me!

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  40. Wow, this is the most comments I have seen on a post! Awesome! Anyways, congrats on finishing a book!

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  41. Hang in there, Tiredness is getting to me too.

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  42. You're doing great! Happy reading for the rest of the readathon!

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  43. Great Job!!! Wanted to wish my fellow Reader of the hour some happy reading. :)

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  44. Wow! I am impressed...530 pages! I wish I could read that fast. I loved reading your posts and consider me a "follwer"! Happy reading! A message from a Miami, Florida reader.

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  45. finished "gone" by michael grant 550 pgs! and off to start book 2 "hunger"
    Dave
    mrlatts@gmail.com

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  46. Mmmmm, grilled ham and cheese.....

    I really should not be reading everyone's food stuff at 11:30 at night... it's just making me hungry....

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