Saturday, April 18, 2009

read-a-thon update 6

Since last post:

On the clock:

--Reading: 86 minutes

--On computer (blogging, commenting/cheering, mini-challenges): 45 minutes

--Other (pet care, cooking, etc.): 29 minutes

Between the covers:

--Number of pages: 200 pages

--What I read: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

Down the hatch:

--Food: 2 bean burritos, 1 Oreo

--Drink: half a Coke


On the clock:

--Reading: 387 minutes

--On computer (blogging, commenting/cheering, mini-challenges): 361 minutes

--Other (pet care, cooking, etc.): 73 minutes

Between the covers:

--Number of pages: 662 pages

--What I've read: The Castle Corona by Sharon Creech, Skim by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

Down the hatch:

--Food: 2 big bowls of fruit salad, slice of raspberry kuchen, Ritz crackers with cheese, handful of Cheetos, 2 bean burritos, 1 Oreo

--Drink: 2 big mugs of coffee, a Coke

Miscellaneous comments:
*Well, this is the way to pick books...short, big fonts, graphic novels...makes the pages fly by. And every single one has been a treat.
*Just heard from Rich. He took his mom and the boys to the beach in NJ today. They apparently had a ball. And then they got to stop in and spend several hours with our best friends...we haven't seen them in over 6 years. Gotta admit, I'm more than a wee bit envious! But I'm so happy they are all having so much fun!!!
*Man, I can't believe it's not even 10:00...I'm getting rather droopy here...


Amanda said...

You're doing so much better than me not eating too much! haha. :)

Eva said...

You read 200 pages in half an hour and you keep telling me you're a slow reader?! I'm worried by how tired I already am too: it's only 8 here, lol! But my mom's not tired yet, so hopefully she'll keep me awake. :)

Amanda said...

How was the DiCamillo book? I've gotta read that one...

valentina said...

I don't know how you keep track of all the time spent doing things, I didn't even try to!!
and all that fruit. me hasn't eat no fruit yet - oops.

You're dead right about big font and short pages! I've ditched my wonderful but chunky novel for a graphic novel and I feel a lot better about myself!LOL

I can't believe I'm still awake,it's almost 3.35 am here...

Carl V. said...

Hang in there, the night is young! :)

I'm glad Rich and the boys are having fun and am glad that you are as well.

This has been a really fun way to get some reading done. Picking what comes next hasn't necessarily been easy, but it has been a great pleasure.

Megan said...

My latest cheerleader gimmick is to comb the blogosphere sending people virtual energy bursts. So here's one for you! Hope it undroops you! ;-)

And have a mentioned that I love the "down the hatch" parts of your updates except for how they're kind of making me hungry...

Keep it up! You're doing great! =)

heatherlo said...

You're doing such a great job, keep it up!

Kailana said...

yay for great books! Sorry to hear you are getting tired! Hopefully you can hang in there!

Chris said...

Wow Debi!!! Look at your totals go! I have to agree with're most certainly not a slow reader! I've found that big font and graphic novels works really well for me too!! I wish I would've figured that out with past read-a-thons :/ I just ate some rotel dip an hour ago and now I want bean burritos :p And I also want ice cream!!! What am I to do???