Saturday, October 18, 2008

read-a-thon update 7

Since last post:

Time spent (since last update):

--Reading: 55 minutes

--On computer (blogging, commenting/cheering, mini-challenges): 25 minutes

--Other (pet care, cooking, etc.): 55 minutes

Between the covers:

--Number of pages: 44 pages

--What I read: Still reading Double Cross by James Patterson.

Down the hatch:

--Food: nothing

--Drink: nothing


Time spent:

--Reading: 555 minutes

--On computer (blogging, commenting/cheering, mini-challenges): 180 minutes

--Other (pet care, cooking, etc.): 120 minutes

Between the covers:

--Number of pages: 439 pages.

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

Down the hatch:

--Food: piece of raspberry coffeecake, 2 soft pretzels, 2 M&M cookies, 3 pieces of frozen pizza, a mini peppermint patty

--Drink: two large mugs of coffee, a glass of Coke, a huge mug of hot tea, 2 glasses of ice water

Miscellaneous comments:
*Confession time...I slept for about 35 minutes. I found myself reading the same paragraph over and over and over again. Figured it was better to just give in and nap for a few. Hope that will tide me over to the end, but I don't's still awfully early!
*The rest of my "other" time was spent talking to my boys! They called from the hotel. Oh, they did this old mommy a world of good. "Mom! We saw this crab, and while we were looking at it a big wave came, and we didn't see it, and it got us, and we got all wet, and it was really cold there, but we didn't see any sea urchins..." Oh, the excitement was just priceless!
*I just have to say how totally incredible all you cheerleaders, official and unofficial, are!!! Hope you know how appreciated you are!


Chris said...

Nothing to eat or drink in the last hour?! I think I've been snacking the whole time :o

I'm glad you took a little nap...I don't feel so guilty now, lol. I slept for an hour!

And glad to hear that the boys are having such a good time! I'm sure it was great to hear from them!

By the way, you really knocked out some reading last hour, huh?

Debi said...

Uh no. Glad you said something about my nearly acquired speed-reading skills though. I somehow missed changing the current pages read, but at least I'd changed the cumulative correctly. Anyway, it fixed up now.

Trish said...

No food??? :) I'm finally eating something healthy again (fruit tray). My stomach is starting to get that weird You need sleep feeling.

Sometimes a little nap can help--no need to feel bad! You're doing great with the reading and the time!

Nymeth said...

It's good to hear that the boys are having a great time!

Don't feel bad about napping, Debi! You needed it!