Saturday, April 28, 2018

RAT: Hours 15 and 16

I'm calling it quits.  My eyes are failing me, which is a new thing recently...I'm squinting because they are tired.  I guess that's what happens in your forties.  Tomorrow is my birthday and I'll be 41, so maybe it's time to update the prescription on my glasses!

Title of book(s) read since last update: Food Network magazine, April issue; Rachael Ray Every Day magazine, April issue
Number of books read since you started:  part of two different magazines and three full magazines
Pages read since last update:  71
Running total of pages read since you started:  436
Amount of time spent reading since last update:  90 minutes  (more or less)
Running total of time spent reading since you started:  690 minutes
Mini-challenges completed:  Opening meme
Other participants you’ve visited:  None, yet.
What I've eaten/drunk:  Coffee; two bacon, egg, and cheese Toaster Scrambles; some honeydew melon; water; four leftover Buffalo Chicken Biscuit Sliders for lunch; more water; the BEST cheese in the world (found at Aldi's, of all places) - Pepperoni Marinara mozzarella; sour ball candies from Cracker Barrel; yet more water; Jimmy John's for dinner; wate; Cherry Coke for the caffeine factor; Jelly Belly jellybeans; more water; some mozzarella cheese; Cheez-Its; gum; more Jelly Belly jellybeans (I think I was eating to keep myself awake!)

This has been a really productive Read-a-Thon for me.  I haven't been reading as much lately as I usually do, so it was nice to have a day with nothing else to worry about, so I could get caught up on some of my magazines.  I'm going to keep plugging along with them, so I can soon start on our next book club read, Do Not Become Alarmed.  I hope you all have had a successful Read-a-Thon, too, whatever that means to you.  See you in October!

RAT: Hours 13 and 14

Found myself getting distracted again.  Social media is the devil!

Title of book(s) read since last update: Food Network magazine, April issue
Number of books read since you started:  part of two different magazines and two full magazines
Pages read since last update:  29
Running total of pages read since you started:  365
Amount of time spent reading since last update:  90 minutes  (more or less)
Running total of time spent reading since you started:  600 minutes
Mini-challenges completed:  Opening meme
Other participants you’ve visited:  None, yet.
What I've eaten/drunk:  Coffee; two bacon, egg, and cheese Toaster Scrambles; some honeydew melon; water; four leftover Buffalo Chicken Biscuit Sliders for lunch; more water; the BEST cheese in the world (found at Aldi's, of all places) - Pepperoni Marinara mozzarella; sour ball candies from Cracker Barrel; yet more water; Jimmy John's for dinner; water; Cherry Coke for the caffeine factor; Jelly Belly jellybeans!

Still feeling up to reading, although this is the time of night I usually start falling asleep.  Hope I can make it a little further!.

RAT: Hours 11 and 12

I feel good about the last couple of hours...very productive!

Title of book(s) read since last update: Rachael Ray Every Day, March issue; Food Network magazine, April issue
Number of books read since you started:  part of two different magazines and two full magazines
Pages read since last update:  116
Running total of pages read since you started:  336
Amount of time spent reading since last update:  90 minutes  (more or less)
Running total of time spent reading since you started:  510 minutes
Mini-challenges completed:  Opening meme
Other participants you’ve visited:  None, yet.
What I've eaten/drunk:  Coffee; two bacon, egg, and cheese Toaster Scrambles; some honeydew melon; water; four leftover Buffalo Chicken Biscuit Sliders for lunch; more water; the BEST cheese in the world (found at Aldi's, of all places) - Pepperoni Marinara mozzarella; sour ball candies from Cracker Barrel; yet more water; Jimmy John's for dinner; water; Cherry Coke for the caffeine factor.

How are YOU doing this Read-a-Thon?  How many pages have you read?  How many books (or magazines)?  What's been your favorite snack?  See you again in a couple more hours!!!

RAT: Hours Nine and Ten

I swear I read the whole two hours, but I only made it through about half of what I read before my last update!  Wonder why...

Title of book(s) read since last update: Rachael Ray Every Day, March issue
Number of books read since you started:  part of two different magazines and on full magazine
Pages read since last update:  38
Running total of pages read since you started:  220
Amount of time spent reading since last update:  90 minutes  (more or less)
Running total of time spent reading since you started:  420 minutes
Mini-challenges completed:  Opening meme
Other participants you’ve visited:  None, yet.
What I've eaten/drunk:  Coffee; two bacon, egg, and cheese Toaster Scrambles; some honeydew melon; water; four leftover Buffalo Chicken Biscuit Sliders for lunch; more water; the BEST cheese in the world (found at Aldi's, of all places) - Pepperoni Marinara mozzarella; sour ball candies from Cracker Barrel; yet more water; Jimmy John's for dinner; water; Cherry Coke for the caffeine factor.

Ten hours in and the time is going faster than ever!!!  I'm going to really crank out some pages before I get too tired this evening.

RAT: Hour Eight

I've behaved myself much better in the last two hours!  I even finished another magazine!!!

Title of book(s) read since last update: Food Network magazine, March issue; Rachael Ray Every Day magazine, March issue
Number of books read since you started:  part of two different magazines, and one whole magazine
Pages read since last update:  71
Running total of pages read since you started:  182
Amount of time spent reading since last update:  90 minutes  (more or less)
Running total of time spent reading since you started:  330f minutes
Mini-challenges completed:  Opening meme
Other participants you’ve visited:  None, yet.
What I've eaten/drunk:  Coffee; two bacon, egg, and cheese Toaster Scrambles; some honeydew melon; water; four leftover Buffalo Chicken Biscuit Sliders for lunch; more water; the BEST cheese in the world (found at Aldi's, of all places) - Pepperoni Marinara mozzarella; sour ball candies from Cracker Barrel; yet more water

I'm on a roll, so I'm going back to the magazines.  The dinner break will be upon us soon and I want to get as much done before then as I can!

RAT: End of Hour 6

Still finding myself distracted...but I read more this time than last update.  Making lunch was unavoidable, but some of the other stuff was not, lol.

Title of book(s) read since last update: Food Network magazine, March issue
Number of books read since you started:  part of two different magazines
Pages read since last update:  34
Running total of pages read since you started:  111
Amount of time spent reading since last update:  90 minutes  (more or less)
Running total of time spent reading since you started:  240 minutes
Mini-challenges completed:  Opening meme
Other participants you’ve visited:  None, yet.
What I've eaten/drunk:  Coffee; two bacon, egg, and cheese Toaster Scrambles; some honeydew melon; water; four leftover Buffalo Chicken Biscuit Sliders for lunch; more water.

Just a quick update and now back to the reading part of the Read-a-Thon!.

RAT: Entering Hour Five

Slow reading going on here.  I keep getting distracted.  But at least I'm reading, right?!

Title of book(s) read since last update: Food Network magazine, March issue
Number of books read since you started:  part of two different magazines
Pages read since last update:  20
Running total of pages read since you started:  77
Amount of time spent reading since last update:  90 minutes  (more or less)
Running total of time spent reading since you started:  150 minutes
Mini-challenges completed:  Opening meme
Other participants you’ve visited:  None, yet.
What I've eaten/drunk:  Coffee; two bacon, egg, and cheese Toaster Scrambles; some honeydew melon; water.

I'm going to go make my lunch and get back to it.  I'm going to try to not be so distracted this time around!