Saturday, October 24, 2009

Read-a-thon: Update (3) - Oh so sleepy!

It's now 3 AM on Sunday morning here in Japan.  I haven't been doing much reading at all since my last update almost 6 hours ago (really! 6 hours? Where does the time go?). I finished The Hunger Games and then spent longer than I should have looking at my shelves to come up with something for Bart's Mini-challenge. And then I've been round a few bloggers and cheerleaders to leave comments.

Actual Time Spent Reading (since last update): 70 min.
Pages Read (since last update):  88

Total Time Spent Reading: 6 hours 20 min.
Total Pages Read: 454
Books Completed:  1 (The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins)

Food/Drink Consumed:  Just some iced green tea, water, juice - not all at once.
Other Activities:  The boys were demanding attention so I played with them for a bit. 

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Random Fact:  H was away during the afternoon but he came back and was watching baseball on TV this evening so I took my book to the bedroom.  As I get older, I seem to prefer reading in quiet.  ;)
Mood: Sleepy! My eyes are dragging down and feeling dry, and I'm having a hard time concentrating. So I'm going to take a book to bed with me but I don't think I'll last too long.  My plan is to sleep for about 5 or 6 hours (I'll be setting my alarm) and then to spend a couple of hours on the computer catching up and cheering some of the other readers on.  So don't expect to see me for several hours, but I will be back later.  Hope everyone's having fun!


Mini-challenges completed (since last update):
Where in the World is the Read-a-thon?  - Added my location to the Google Map, the first one in Japan.
Bart's Mini-challenge - Came up with a couple of possibilies: Something might happen in the woods after dark.

27 comments:

  1. Cute cat pic! Get some rest :)

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  2. Sleep is good. Hopefully we'll see you later!

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  3. Well, have nice rest! And I can't read with the telly on either... but taking a book to bed? Not a good idea for me right now! LOL See you later!

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  4. Hope all is going well now that we are into the 8th hour of the Read-a-Thon :) This is Louise cheering from Copenhagen, Denmark...

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  5. Your cat is so totally adorable!

    Very happy readathon! Enjoy your books... and your rest :D

    Love the pictures in your header, BTW.

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  6. You are doing great. I got a little thrown off schedule this am, but I’m back on track now. Keep up the good work! (LOVE THE CAT PIX)

    I will surely need a nap a bit later unless, I walk around the house constantly until I fall over from exhaustion...LOL

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  7. Whew--3 AM! That's when it starts getting rough. You're doing great, Nat!

    And Hi Jiro! You're a beautiful cat! :)

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  8. Yes well Jiro does seem to have rather attentive eyes. Handsome looking cat :) Have a nice good sleep to power you up for more reading!

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  9. I'm with you. I can't read when there's a lot of noise nearby. I don't like to read when the tv's on. Can't listen to music unless it's instrumental.

    I'm tired, too, but it's only 4:55 pm in the afternoon. I'm hoping to get a second wind. Fell asleep on the couch for a couple of minutes and decided to come blog-hop for a bit in order to wake up.

    Looking forward to your review for The Hunger Games.

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  10. Hope you're having a great time! Keep up the reading!

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  11. Its the 11th hour of the Read-a-Thon. How are you holding up? I'm cheering for you. You can do it!!!

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  12. See you again after you're well rested. A nap is always good. I had mine a while ago, but only for a few minutes, because my son had to ask me to do something and I couldn't get back to sleep, lol.

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  13. Great reading!!! A finish already!!! Awesome!!!

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  14. Jiro's so cute! My Murchie demanded that I play with him for a little while, too, so I played with one hand and held my book open with the other. :)

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  15. It's okay. There's still time! :)


    And I loved what you came up with for Bart's mini-challenge

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  16. Hope you are having sweet dreams and wake up to enjoy more reading hours.

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  17. cute cat! You've gotten a lot accomplished during the readathon!

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  18. Lot of people reading Suzanne Collins for the readathon!

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  19. Reading until 3am is a great job. I'm about to fall asleep and it is only 10pm here.

    Enjoy your rest!

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  20. You did great! Thanks so much for stopping by to cheer me on. :)

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  21. Wow. 3 am. That's some serious commitment. Good for you!

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  22. Hoped you like The Hunger Games it is really good


    http://themockingjay.vndv.com

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  23. Thank you everyone for stopping by to cheer me on during the read-a-thon. I really appreciate all your comments.

    And thanks to Lenore, Alessandra, Diane, Trish, Mark David, Memory, and Valerie for commenting on the picture of Jiro. He's such a friendly, lovable cat, and makes for a great reading buddy. :)

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