Saturday, April 18, 2009

Read-a-thon: Update Two

It's now 5 AM on Sunday morning in Japan, just beginning Hour 9 of the Read-a-thon, and here's what I've accomplished since my last update 5 hours ago.

Time Spent Reading: 2 Hours 45 Minutes
Total Time Spent Reading: 4 Hours 25 Minutes
Pages Read: 213
Total Pages Read: 311
Books Completed: 1 (The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman)

Total Time Spent Blogging: 2 Hours 15 Minutes
Mini-challenges Entered: 2 (but none since the last update)
Bloggers Visited (since last update): 5

Food/Drink Consumed: Just some juice but I'm hungry now so it may be time for snacks, or cereal.
Other Activities: I took a break and played with the boys. Cat + laser pointer = Entertainment!!
Mood: Happy to have finished my first book. I'd originally thought I'd sleep for a few hours from 3 AM but as you can see I'm still up. My eyes are a bit tired though so I'm going to read something short and fun next, probably a manga or a graphic novel. And then I may lie down for a bit. So if you don't see me again for a few hours, don't be alarmed. I will return.
Hope everyone is having a great day so far!

The view to my right, my reading buddy, Jiro.


  1. Wow it's middle of the night for you eh? Everyone else isn't sleeping?? Happy Reading!

  2. Good luck with the rest of the read-a-thon and have fun!

  3. Hope you're having a great day (er, night) reading!

  4. Yeah, that be rough for me, starting the challenge that late at night! Hope you are hanging in there! Happy reading!

  5. I've been listening to The Graveyard Book on audiobook, and so far I really like it. I hope you enjoyed it too.

    Good luck with the rest of the RAT :)

  6. So... trying to do the math... you started at 9 pm? I can't decide if that would be easier or harder than 8 am.

    I'm impressed you're up so late, and hope you sleep well if/when you do!

  7. congrats on getting a book completed! Feels good, huh? HAPPY READING!!!

  8. "Cat + laser pointer = Entertainment!!"

    So true :D

    Go Nat go!

  9. Good morning! Naps are great things. I took one a couple of hours ago. Happy reading!

  10. Jiro is gorgeous! I just started a graphic novel (Fun Home) and think it will be a good break for the eyes. If you rest, have a good one and we'll be looking forward to your return!

  11. Oh, I love the Graveyard Book. Great choice! Looks like you are still going strong - keep it up!

  12. You hung in during the wee hours!! good job but it looks like your cat is the one getting the shut-eye!! :)

  13. It must be harder to do this in Japan where the read-a-thon starts and ends at crazy times. I am fortunate to live in Texas, USA where the read-a-thon started at 7:00 a.m. You must have to stay up for more the 24 hours to finish. But ganbatte! (I hope I got that right.) See you at the finish line.

  14. Thanks so much everyone for stopping by and cheering me on!

    Callista - Yup, my husband and the two cats were sound asleep at the time, and I ended up joining them for a bit.

    Kailana - It is a bit hard to start late at night since I've already been up for several hours. That's why I knew I'd have to sleep a little bit or I'd just be dying later.

    Kim - I really did! I had tears in my eyes at the end. I hope you're enjoying your listen of it. Is it read by Gaiman himself?

    Fyrefly - Yes, the start time for me was 9PM! I'm a night owl but it was still later than usual to be up. The sleep helped quite a bit although I'm sure I'll be looking forward to bed tonight.

    Care - I've finished 3 now and it feels great! :)

    Nymeth - Cats are so silly sometimes! :)

    Vasilly - Thanks. I really needed to sleep for a bit and am starting to feel more awake again now.

    Trish - Jiro is such a sweetheart, so friendly and silly! I've now read a graphic novel and a manga and it was a great break for my eyes. I think I'm ready to read some text only again.

    Elizabeth - Thanks. It was a great read, I'm glad I finally got a chance to read it.

    Staci - LOL. Jiro looked so comfy I was a little envious. :P

    Joseph - I'd love to experience the read-a-thon at a more reasonable time someday. And thanks, you got that exactly right! Hope your reading is going great!


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