Saturday, October 18, 2008

read-a-thon update 5











Since last post:

Time spent (since last update):

--Reading: 130 minutes

--On computer (blogging, commenting/cheering, mini-challenges): 20 minutes

--Other (pet care, cooking, etc.): 10 minutes

Between the covers:

--Number of pages: 90 pages

--What I read: Finished The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.

Down the hatch:

--Food: an M&M cookie

--Drink: a huge mug of hot tea



Cumulatively:


Time spent:

--Reading: 410 minutes

--On computer (blogging, commenting/cheering, mini-challenges): 125 minutes

--Other (pet care, cooking, etc.): 45 minutes

Between the covers:

--Number of pages: 317 pages.

--What I've read: Finished last 10 pages of Dracula by Bram Stoker. Read The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.

Down the hatch:

--Food: piece of raspberry coffeecake, 2 soft pretzels, 2 M&M cookies

--Drink: two large mugs of coffee, a glass of Coke, a huge mug of hot tea


Miscellaneous comments:
*Trying to compose myself after finishing The Graveyard Book. It was wonderful beyond words, but left me just bawling like a baby.
*Should confess that I've turned the TV on, sans sound, because I can't bear to not know how Penn State is doing. Well, if things don't turn around soon, I may just be able to turn it off. :(
*My daughter is utterly blowing me away in the amount she's getting read. Not fair! Yes, that was said in an incredibly whiny, petulant voice.

10 comments:

sharonanne said...

Good job!

Nymeth said...

Sigh, the ending made me cry too. Congrats on finishing, dear Debi, and don't worry about numbers! You're having run, right?

Trish said...

Ya--my Aggies lost, so I know the feeling.

Congrats on finishing the book! I'll definitely have to check it out after hearing your reaction...

And man you've been doing a lot of reading!!!

softdrink said...

Keep it up! It's getting close to the halfway point.

Chris said...

The ending choked me up too...it was such a great book. You're doing awesome Debi! I however am going to take a nap so I don't get too cranky :p

Bybee said...

Congrats on finishing the book. Your snack list is making me hungry, especially the soft pretzels and the m&m cookie! The mug of hot tea sounds like the perfect way to wash it all down.

jupitersinclair said...

Congrats on finishing :)I can't wait to read it! Ahhh...I need more hours...

Rhinoa said...

I am hoping to find time for The GRaveyard Book later if I manage to stay awake. If not I will read it before the end of the month. I hope you enjoyed Dracula just as much.

Maree said...

Waaaaaaah ... I really need to try and track it down here (NZ). Otherwise, keep it up; sounds like you're both doing great! :)

Marg said...

I have only read one Neil Gaiman book. I really should read more! In fact, I might just add this one to my library queue!

Keep up the good work.