Sunday, October 25, 2009

Read-a-thon: Update (5) - Final Stretch

It's now a little after 6 PM on Sunday here in Japan. I spent some time visiting other blogs but I have to say that blog-hopping has taken much longer than I expected, plus it's so easy to get distracted so I haven't visited nearly as many as I would like. Whether I made it by to leave a comment or not though, I hope you're all having a great read-a-thon! As a result of blog-hopping, making ice cream, and doing the dishes (see Other Activities below), I really didn't start reading again until about 4 PM Japan time. Gah! With the hours quickly counting down, it's now that I always start feeling panicky about not having read enough.  I did finally sit down with The Vampire of Ropraz by Jacques Chessex.  A super slim novella that I just finished a few minutes ago.

Actual Time Spent Reading (since last update): 70 min.
Pages Read (since last update): 89

Total Time Spent Reading:  8 hours 35 min.
Total Pages Read:  723
Books Completed: 3 (The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins, Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 - David Petersen, The Vampire of Ropraz - Jacques Chessex)

Food/Drink Consumed: For lunch, a bagel sandwich, and sparkling water.  Then later as a snack, senbei (rice crackers), and iced green tea.


Other Activities:  H decided to make ice cream (the ice cream maker was one of our best purchases this past summer, homemade ice cream is delish!) so I helped with that a bit.  Hopefully it'll be hardened enough to have some near the end of the read-a-thon and I'll post a picture.  Then we did the dishes and some other tidying up.

Mood:  A little disappointed that I haven't accomplished more, but having fun all the same.  Why does the read-a-thon always go by so so very quickly?  

It's hard to believe the read-a-thon is almost over already! Just under 3 hours left.  For anyone who has been awake for the whole thing so far and is still up, you can do it!!! You're almost there!

BTW, just a note, especially to my regular readers, that even though I'm not replying to comments on my blog during the read-a-thon, I will do so tomorrow. So if you've asked a question you can expect a response.

Mini-challenge completed (since last update): The Page 23: "I'd rather read..." Mini-challenge


  1. I know you're tired
    And losin' the fire
    You'd rather be sleeping
    But keep on reading!!

    You're doing great, Nat! And I'm jealous you finished Hunger Games. I wish I would have started it earlier because it was too heavy for 3:00 in the morning for me. :( Oh well!

  2. You've done great! Bloghopping for me took HOURS!!

  3. You have had a great readathon!! Congrats!! Keep it up for just a few more hours!

  4. Keep reading! We're almost there!

  5. I feel like its rushing past too. I'm going to fit in a play now so i feel I have accomplised 4 books.
    Good luck with the rest of it

  6. I've spent most of the last 3 hours cheering, so need to get back and read at some point!

  7. Less than 100 minutes to go!!! :D

  8. Awesome job so far. You can do it! =] Best of luck!

  9. We're almost to the finish line!! Keep up the great reading!!

    Cheering you on!

  10. Only 40 minutes left! I hope you're doing well!

  11. Mmmmm making ice cream.... yummy...

  12. Thank you everyone! I really appreciated all your comments.

    Trish - Love the little poem! :) I'm glad I started with The Hunger Games, although it was kind of hard to get into reading other books after I'd finished it.

    Lenore - Glad it wasn't just me, but I think I need to figure out a better way to bloghop and cheer for the next one.


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