Saturday, October 21, 2017

RAT: Hour Fourteen

Getting sleeeeeppyyyy...  I was distracted THIS time around by TV and I took a break to play a game on my Kindle, too.  I just needed to take a break from reading.  I'll probably get another hour or so in, but, honestly, I'm kind of feeling like going to bed.

Title of book(s) read since last update:  Chromosome 6 by Robin Cook.
Number of books read since you started:  part of two books; one magazine.
Pages read since last update:  20
Running total of pages read since you started:  294
Amount of time spent reading since last update:  120 minutes  (more or less)
Running total of time spent reading since you started:  720 minutes
Mini-challenges completed:  Opening meme; Traveler's Log; Readathon Memories; Thrills and Chills;
Other participants you’ve visited:  None, yet.
What I've eaten/drunk:  Coffee; two Eggos with margarine; water with lime; half a leftover meatball sub; the vaguely racist-sounding "Oriental" flavored ramen noodles; High Road Aztec Chocolate ice cream - do yourself a favor and get some of this stuff; more water; Crab Rangoon; egg drop soup; an egg roll; vegetable fried rice; cashew chicken; sweet and sour chicken.

Going to try to keep plugging along.  My book is good, but my eyes are droopy.

RAT: Wrapping Up Hour Twelve - Halfway Through!

I made good progress over the last two hours.  Hubby has abandoned the Read-a-Thon and now has the living room TV on, so I may not make as much progress in the next two hours.  The good news is that I finished my magazine, and I am now on to a medical thriller.  This book is the third in the series and, from past experience, should be a fast, engrossing read!

Title of book(s) read since last update:  Food Network magazine; Chromosome 6 by Robin Cook.
Number of books read since you started:  part of two books; one magazine.
Pages read since last update:  65
Running total of pages read since you started:  274
Amount of time spent reading since last update:  120 minutes  (more or less)
Running total of time spent reading since you started:  720 minutes
Mini-challenges completed:  Opening meme; Traveler's Log; Readathon Memories; Thrills and Chills;
Other participants you’ve visited:  None, yet.
What I've eaten/drunk:  Coffee; two Eggos with margarine; water with lime; half a leftover meatball sub; the vaguely racist-sounding "Oriental" flavored ramen noodles; High Road Aztec Chocolate ice cream - do yourself a favor and get some of this stuff; more water; Crab Rangoon; egg drop soup; an egg roll; vegetable fried rice; cashew chicken.

The squirrels are remaining quiet, perhaps they have gone to bed.  I'm getting a little sleepy, so I might make some coffee to try to stay awake.  I will probably take a break around 9:00 to watch a little TV with Hubby and give my eyes a break.  Happy reading!


RAT: Winning in Hour Ten!!!

The squirrels have been behaving themselves in the last two hours, so I've been able to get more reading done.  In the middle of a dinner break right now, so...

Title of book(s) read since last update:  Food Network magazine
Number of books read since you started:  part of one book; part of one magazine.
Pages read since last update:  51
Running total of pages read since you started:  209
Amount of time spent reading since last update:  120 minutes  (more or less)
Running total of time spent reading since you started:  600 minutes
Mini-challenges completed:  Opening meme; Traveler's Log; Readathon Memories; Thrills and Chills;
Other participants you’ve visited:  None, yet.
What I've eaten/drunk:  Coffee; two Eggos with margarine; water with lime; half a leftover meatball sub; the vaguely racist-sounding "Oriental" flavored ramen noodles; High Road Aztec Chocolate ice cream - do yourself a favor and get some of this stuff; more water; Crab Rangoon; egg drop soup; an egg roll.

Going to try to keep up the momentum!  Let's hope the obnoxious squirrels cooperate.

RAT: Hour Eight

Feeling good!  Still being distracted, but trying to read, too.


Title of book(s) read since last update:  Food Network magazine
Number of books read since you started:  part of one book; part of one magazine.
Pages read since last update:  26 (see above re: distractions)
Running total of pages read since you started:  158
Amount of time spent reading since last update:  120 minutes  (more or less)
Running total of time spent reading since you started:  480 minutes
Mini-challenges completed:  Opening meme; Traveler's Log; Readathon Memories; Thrills and Chills;
Other participants you’ve visited:  None, yet.
What I've eaten/drunk:  Coffee; two Eggos with margarine; water with lime; half a leftover meatball sub; the vaguely racist-sounding "Oriental" flavored ramen noodles; High Road Aztec Chocolate ice cream - do yourself a favor and get some of this stuff.

Dinner time will be upon us in the next couple of hours.  In grand Read-a-Thon tradition, I will NOT be cooking.  I think we'll be ordering Chinese.  So, let's get back to all that reading!!!

RAT: Hour Six and Counting!

Still being distracted by squirrels and Facebook, dammit.  And lunch.  I did take a break to make and eat lunch.  I'm going to buckle down the next couple of hours, because my page total is just pathetic!!!

Title of book(s) read since last update:  Food Network magazine
Number of books read since you started:  part of one book; part of one magazine.
Pages read since last update:  25 (see above re: distractions)
Running total of pages read since you started:  132
Amount of time spent reading since last update:  120 minutes  (more or less)
Running total of time spent reading since you started:  360 minutes
Mini-challenges completed:  Opening meme; Traveler's Log; Readathon Memories
Other participants you’ve visited:  None, yet.
What I've eaten/drunk:  Coffee; two Eggos with margarine; water with lime; half a leftover meatball sub; the vaguely racist-sounding "Oriental" flavored ramen noodles.

Okay, doubling down NOW.  I mean, after I do this bookish crossword puzzle for the next challenge!

RAT: Heading Into Hour Five!

Still being distracted by the squirrels and Facebooking about squirrel drama...  But also by challenges.  Not much reading got done these last two hours.

Title of book(s) read since last update:  Food Network magazine
Number of books read since you started:  part of one book; part of one magazine.
Pages read since last update:  25 (see above re: distractions)
Running total of pages read since you started:  107
Amount of time spent reading since last update:  120 minutes
Running total of time spent reading since you started:  240 minutes  (well, not all of it reading, obvs)
Mini-challenges completed:  Opening meme; Traveler's Log; Readathon Memories
Other participants you’ve visited:  None, yet.
What I've eaten/drunk:  Coffee; two Eggos with margarine

Going to eat lunch now and try to ignore the stupid squirrels. And Facebook.  Facebook is the biggest time suck!

RAT Hour Two

Coming down to the end of Hour Two and I've been a bit distracted.  We currently have a squirrel in our wall and it is driving me NUTS (no pun intended).  Plus Facebook and other stuff.  But I finished a book I'd started pre-Read-a-thon and have now begun some magazine reading!  Hubby is in the bedroom reading comics, while I lounge out on the couch.

Title of book(s) read since last update:  Drowned Ammet by Diana Wynne Jones; Food Network magazine
Number of books read since you started:  part of one book; part of one magazine.
Pages read since last update:  82 (see above re: distractions)
Running total of pages read since you started:  82
Amount of time spent reading since last update:  120 minutes
Running total of time spent reading since you started:  120 minutes
Mini-challenges completed:  Opening meme; Traveler's Log
Other participants you’ve visited:  None, yet.
What I've eaten/drunk:  Coffee; two Eggos with margarine.

I'd like to focus more on reading for the next two hours, instead of being distracted by stupid squirrels and whatnot.  Back to it!