Saturday, October 9, 2010

RAT: Into Hour Two

Time for the (now-classic) Read-a-Thon opening meme:
Where are you reading from today?

Home, in south Florida, more specifically my couch. Possibly also the bed, the papasan and the recliner.

3 facts about me …

1. I am a Public Defender and one of those rare people who loves her job.
2. My husband was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis this year, and it has kind of taken over our life right now.
3. I am petrified of spiders, but don't mind any other kinds of pests.

How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?

Seven books and one magazine.

Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?

I'd like to beat my number of pages read at the last Read-a-Thon (736), and I'd like to stay up later, too. I think I gave in around 11 pm last time. That's too early!!!

If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time?

I swear by magazines and short stories. I only have one magazine and NO short stories, though, for this RAT.


Title of book(s) read since last update: Little Women
Number of books read since you started: part of one
Pages read since last update: 53
Running total of pages read since you started: 53
Amount of time spent reading since last update: 61 minutes
Running total of time spent reading since you started: (keep track of this one to be eligible for a prize!) 61 minutes
Mini-challenges completed: None, yet.
Other participants you’ve visited: None, yet.
Prize you’ve won: None, yet.
What I've eaten/drunk: A Diet Mt. Dew

Gonna go visit a couple Read-a-Thon-ers and get back to my book!


Anonymous said...

(Non)traditional Buddhist readathon blessing:

Just as the books fill the shelves,
Pile together on the floor and stack up on the table
So may the joy of the readathon
Flow forth to brighten your day and lift your spirit.
Books already read, books in progress and books yet to be read.

By the power of every word on the page
May your book be delightful,
As scary as Lovecraft’s Cthulhu
Or as sweet as a box of See’s candy.

Let the power of the images evoked by words
Keep you stay awake long through the night
May no obstacle impede
Your day filled with books.

For all of those who are reading today
Who follow in the path of Dewey
May your day be filled with the four blessings
Of fabulous books, tasty snacks, comfy chairs and joy.

Susieqtpies said...

Little Women is a great book! Thanks for stopping in at my blog! I'm hosting hour 19 *yawn* lol If that Diet Mt Dew has kept you awake I hope you stop back in!

I read The Waiting and In Every Heartbeat today. That is it until my challenge!

Talk again soon! I'm your newest blog follower! I love the kitties. We have two. Susie