Saturday, June 28, 2008

Read-a-thon: The Pre-Game Show


WooHoo...the Big Day is finally here! So excited, so excited, so excited!

But also a bit annoyed with myself. I had what I thought was a brilliant idea, but I'm afraid it back-fired on me. See, I'm pretty much a morning person, so this later start time (will be noon here) was going to make it slightly harder on me...because I would be getting reeeaaalllly sleepy earlier into the whole shebang. So I decide that the smart thing to do would be force myself to stay up late last night, so I could sleep in later this morning...makes sense, doesn't it? Well, I thought it did...but I was wrong. I did manage to stay up until 1:15, which I know is normal for many people, but believe me, that's definitely late for me. Problem arose when I couldn't sleep in like I'd expected. Well, I slept in a little but not much. So now I'm going on a bit less than 5 hours of sleep. Oh well. Hopefully Annie will keep this old woman awake through those wee hours. She, by the way, is still sleeping. :)

Okay, enough of the whining, and on to the fun stuff...

This is my pile of potential reads:



Now obviously, this is about 10 times as many books as I can possibly read, but I wanted plenty of options. Didn't want to box myself in, or have to waste time searching the shelves for something that grabbed me part way through. I've got a pretty nice variety...some graphic novels, some young adult, some poetry, some non-fiction, some novels. At this point the plan is to start with finishing up the top three books. I'd actually hoped to finish the top two yesterday so I could start with something fresh, but that didn't happen. Not a big deal. Now that third book, The Adoration of Jenna Fox...well, that's a book Becky will be getting a point from in this week's blame game. Anyway, when I first got up this morning, I picked it up off the pile just to take a look at it...and before I knew it I was 30 pages into it! Can't wait to dive back into it!

The whole camping plan has fallen through due to inclement weather, but Rich is still going to host a "boys day"...they're going out to lunch, then bowling, then to see The Incredible Hulk, then out to supper. He plans to keep them out until bedtime. Then in the morning he's going to haul them off to breakfast and out for a hike. Isn't he a good guy?!! Oh, and look what else he did...he brought these home yesterday for me just for the read-a-thon:



The first because it's my latest guilty pleasure, and the second because he thought it might help keep me awake during those tough hours.

Well, I suppose I've babbled on long enough here. I should go make the fruit salad that Annie and I will be having for supper (good thing we'd chosen something light and healthy for an easy supper with all that chocolate, huh?).

Good luck to everyone reading! And my first thank you goes out to the cheerleaders...you guys really help make this a lot of fun! And of course, once again, to Dewey, HUGE THANK YOUS!!! It's truly amazing the amount of work you put into this to make it such a good time for everyone!

13 comments:

Nymeth said...

Oooh, chocolate! Rich really is very sweet and thoughtful :)

Look at that yummy book pile! Judging from the ones I've read, you have some excellent reading ahead of you.

Your idea was a good one, Debi, and I probably would have done the same. It's a pity it backfired :( But if you get too tired, there's no harm in taking a nap!

Trish said...

I caved in and joined. :) I'm really excited even though my day will be broken up a little bit by a shopping excursion that I've been avoiding for months and can't avoid any longer.

Enjoy the chocolate--your husband is such a sweetheart to be so supportive of you!

Care said...

not just chocolate but SPICY chocolate! Happy Reading, Care

wordlily said...

Yeah, that kind of happened to me, too. I didn't intend to stay up late last night, but I couldn't fall asleep. And it didn't make me sleep in. *Sigh* We'll make it!

twiga92 said...

I'm getting so excited!

Somer said...

Mmmmm...I love the combination or chocolate and chili! Enjoy!

I have The Adoration of Jenna Fox as an ARC. Maybe that will make it into the pile today!

Dewey said...

I've decided I love Rich! I think he just about almost deserves the privilege of being your husband. ;) I hope the boys enjoy their day.

I wish I could come over to your house for the read-a-thon, with all those enticing book and chocolate piles. Maybe the chocolate should be called your TBE (to be eaten) pile.

Please don't feel bad if you need a nap! It's perfectly ok, and you will definitely not be the only one.

Eva said...

I love all your pictures!! Chocolate and a ton of books: what more do you need? And that boy's day sounds like fun. Not as much fun as a read-a-thon of course...lol

I didn't get too much sleep last night either. *sigh* We'll make it!

Chris said...

Those Starbucks chocolates are REALLY good...they're my new favorites..coffee and chocolate wrapped up into one..can't beat it!

Looking forward to your review of Adoration of Jenna Fox if you get to it. I've heard so many great things about it. It sounds great. And you HAVE to read the DREAM HUNTERS. I LOVE that book. The art is just amazing.

trish said...

Your guy's a keeper!

alisonwonderland said...

woohoo! isn't this so much fun?

Melody said...

Chocolates!!! I love them! I've never seen one with chili around here... wonder how it'd taste like, hmm...

I hope you had a great time reading those books, Debi!

gail@more than a song said...

Those truffles look good and I have eaten Lindt stuff before but the word "chili" on that chocolate package just doesn't seem right to me!