Saturday, October 24, 2009

Read-a-thon: Update (1) - Oh so hungry!

It's about 7 PM on Saturday evening here in Japan.  The read-a-thon hasn't officially started yet but I started reading about 6 hours ago, taking a few short breaks here and there.

Actual Time Spent Reading: 4 hours 5 min.
Pages Read: 280

Food/Drink Consumed:  Reading The Hunger Games seems to be making me hungry! I've already been into my stash of junk food, and had some chips, ginger ale, and chocolate (chocolate really is a read-a-thon essential), but that was a couple of hours ago now so I think it's time to have a break for dinner.
Mood: Loving the intensive reading! If you follow my blog you'll know that I haven't been doing much reading over the last couple of weeks so it's so wonderful to be really reading again! I'm also quite caught up in The Hunger Games, it's definitely the page-turner that everyone says it is. I'm well into Part Two now and am looking forward to seeing how it turns out. I'll be back at 9 PM when the read-a-thon officially begins.

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16 comments:

  1. Enjoy your dinner! And I'm glad the reading's going well :D

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  2. I'm glad you're enjoying The Hunger Games. I avoided it for ages because everyone was raving about it so much I was worried it wouldn't live up to my expectations. I was very pleased to discover that I enjoyed it as much as other bloggers said I would.

    Happy Reading!

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  3. The Hunger Games is a perfect readathon book! I couldn't put it down when I read it a while ago.

    Good luck with the rest of your readathon!

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  4. LOL--I'll be sure to keep some snacks around when devouring Hunger Games. :) Great job so far, Nat!

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  5. Happy reading!! Haven't started yet myself but am very excited as, like you, I haven't done much reading of late. :)

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  6. Definitely do take time out to eat. :-) I am enjoying reading all the early posts in the read-a-thon. I am glad you are enjoying The Hunger Games.

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  7. Thank you all, I really appreciated your comments cheering me on during the read-a-thon!

    Susan - I was a bit leary going into it too, so I'm also glad that I enjoyed it as much as I did.

    Marg - It was definitely a page-turner!

    claire - This month has been terrible reading-wise, I'm not really sure why. Thankfully the read-a-thon seems to have helped nudge me out of the slump.

    Wendy - As much fun as it is to read, sometimes I think it's almost more fun to follow everyone's progress while they read. :)

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  8. Oh, The Hunger Games is on my Mt. TBR, so I'm glad you also think it's a page turner!

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  9. Kathrin - It was definitely a quick, easy read. I hope you enjoy it!

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  10. I'll let you know once I'm reading - or on my blog ;-)

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  11. Kathrin - I look forward to hearing what you think of it. I'm terribly behind in visiting blogs lately but I'll try to come by soon. And feel free to remind me to visit. :P

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  12. LOL No worries, without my Google reader I'd be helpless!!! Sometimes I have over 1.000 unread posts on there *sigh*

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  13. Kathrin - Only sometimes? I can't remember the last time my Google Reader was under 1000! LOL.

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  14. I admit I sometimes marked all read when I just couldn't take it any more - but lately, I just stayed up late to make a dent (can't recommend it, though!).

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  15. Kathrin - I really should mark them all read more often but I do skim a lot when I'm as behind as I am lately.

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