Saturday, December 5, 2009

Read-A-Thon Update #2 ETA: Read-A-Thon Meme

My 2nd update: I took a ten minute break when I had to walk to get my hair done, but promptly on arrival I resumed reading.

I've mostly been reading in my room, although I bring my books to the kitchen for food (I read while eating breakfast, no easy task pouring cereal in one hand with a book in another!)

Books completed

1. Now and Zen by Linda Gerber. Good book, fast read. YA

2. Caught up to my classmates in Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (very enjoyable read I just kept procrastinating).

3. Sacajawea by Joseph Bruchac. Almost done, I'm on chp. 30 pg. 162 out of 200 pages. A quick and interesting read. Found this in the YA section but I think it's more MG level.

I'm going to be posting my review of Riot today (I finished it awhile ago, I just haven't gotten around to posting it) so check back for that and come back in about 2 hours for another update. Although, to my dismay my laptop refuses to get an Internet connection so I have to share the family computer so updates/reviews/comments, etc. may take me a little longer to get to since the computer is constantly in use. Bear with me!

I've found that it's easier to read when it's light out and the hardest time was last night because I was so tired from school. I'm really enjoying having a day (finally!) totally devoted to reading. My family has been really supportive, just making sure that I'm ok and not scheduling a ton of fun things for the day due to my read-a-thon (although we may be going out to eat and if we do, I won't be bringing a book since that's rude!)

Thanks so much everyone for all the encouragement!

I Heart Monster is hosting a Breaktime Shingdig. Particpate and you could win a $10 Amazon gift card. Here are my answers/entries:

25 Hour Books is an awesome name for a blog and I too wish that I had more hours in the day to devote to reading! Also TaraS (the blogger) has an awesome meme called Tattoo Tuesday which profiles tattoos people get having to do with literature.

The Book Shopaholic must be a cool person based on the name of her blog alone, I love it! Also she's participating in a lot of challenges for 2010 including a Romance Reading Challenge. I'm debating signing up for the challenge, to really push myself to read new genres (I don't like romance novels).

Emily at Seriously Reading is having her first giveaway (Congrats!) which is always very exciting, so go check that out and enter! Also she talks about how she sometimes judges books by their covers, as do we all sometimes. I certainly do! But I'm working on it.

Eli at the Tainted Poet has an a very cool blog design. It reminded me of Halloween almost, but in a good way (orange, black and silver are the main colors and it's a delightful combination). I left my comment here because he's participating in a 100+ reading challenge which is great!

Tanabata at In Spring it is the Dawn has such a pretty banner to go with the name of her blog! I like the picture of spring with Japanese characters on the side. One of my favorite things about the blog is it's dedication to Japanese culture. She's reviewed some great sounding books and has a meme every month dedicated to a book about a different aspect of Japanese life called Hello Japan!

Do check out all these fantastic blogs. I'm off to read Jumped by Rita Williams-Garcia (YES!)


  1. Fantastic progress, good luck to you!!

  2. Ha! I'm always trying to do things like heat soup or make popcorn without putting my book down. This is why so many of my books are foodstained.

  3. You are doing so well!

    Thanks for participating in the compliments meme :o) I love that you have all of the diversity months on your sidebar... its such a great reference for the rest of us who may not be as conscious of such events!

    Keep up the awesome!

  4. Good luck with the rest of the readathon! I am not nearly coordinated enough to multitask while reading!

  5. Have a great time in the read-a-thon! I did one in October and lasted 16 hours. I found I spent a lot of time reading other people's blogs so finished 4.5 boos (they were short).

  6. Great job!!! I'm very, very impressed!! Since I am really just starting, I will never catch up!! Ah well!! I will cheer on those of you who are doing better!! :)

  7. Thanks so much for your kind words. You're doing a great job, way to go!

  8. Thank you for all the encouragement! It was a bit difficult, but so much fun :D


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