Saturday, April 18, 2009

Hour TEN!

Title of book(s) read since last update: The Best American Short Stories of 2008
Number of books read since you started: almost all of one
Pages read since last update: 51
Running total of pages read since you started: 242
Amount of time spent reading since last update: One hour and forty-five minutes
Running total of time spent reading since you started: (keep track of this one to be eligible for a prize!) Seven hours and fifteen minutes
Mini-challenges completed: Just did my first one, the Love Your Library Mini-Challenge!
Other participants you’ve visited: Eva, Carl V., Anna and the Girl, debnance, Alaine, and Fantaghiro; BJ, Carrie at The Book Girl, Lissa at Lissa's Long Yarn, Lisa at Books Lists Life, Leslie at Life on the Shelves, and Karen Beth at The Pink Bookmark; Laza at Gimme More Books, Lynda at Lynda's Book Blog, Mary Beth at Boo's Bookshelf, mari at MariReads, MandaNikole at Literary Mumblings, and Peta at The Bookling.
Prize you’ve won: 0 yet
What I've eaten: Peanut M&M's; instant mashed potatoes (I don't know, the cupboards are pretty bare and I was carb-craving!); Life Savers and more Diet Mountain Dew of course; chunky peanut butter and pretzels.

I'm getting a bit tired, both physically and emotionally. I read a couple of short stories in the last two hours that made me cry. But I think I will be finishing up this book very soon and moving on to a magazine next, for something a little different. I'll also be taking a break in the next hour to take dinner to the Fiance', so that will help me take a mental break! Gonna go cruise some more blogs right quick, and then back to the books.


Eva said...

Aww: I hope you feel more perky soon! :D I have this weird love of instant mashed potatoes...especially the garlic flavoured ones.

Jodie said...

Power napping might help (as will your little break to see the beringed one). You're doing really well!

Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) said...

Diet Mt. Dew is my caffeine fix of choice. Sorry to hear that some of the short stories left you feeling blue -- I hope you perk up soon.

Good luck with the rest of the RAT!

Kim L said...

Sounds like you need a nice little break and then a nice light read! best of luck with the reading :-)

NerdGirl said...

Kudos on still going strong! I'm loving your snack choices. Maybe the dinner break with the finance will get the wind back in your sails.

Elizabeth said...

Mental breaks are good - hope you come back feeling refreshed. Keep up the good work!