Saturday, October 24, 2009

Read-a-thon Hour 6 Update

Reading Now: The Year of Secret Assignments by Jaclyn Moriarty

It's been __74__ pages and __90__ reading minutes since my last update.

Total Time Spent Reading: 4 hr 8 min

Cumulative Pages Read: 190

Books Completed: 1 (Freewill by Chris Lynch)

Eating?: More Lifewater, 2 Tastykake chocolate peanut butter kandy cakes (are these really just a Pennsylvania thing or do people I know just lie a lot?), one of those microwavable chicken pot pies that has like 8 zillion calories, bowl of Breyers chocolate chocolate chip ice cream. (Hmmm...think I'm good on food for a while?)

Possibly my eating binge could stem from my mild disappointment with Freewill. I mean, it was really well done, but it's one of those books that I just don't feel like I "got." And it was pretty intense, so now I'm opting for some brain candy, The Year of Secret Assignments by Jaclyn Moriarty. It's all written in letters, and it's laugh out loud funny, so even though it's a little longer, I'm hoping it will fly by.

In other news, it's such a rainy day here in northeast PA. I couldn't have picked a better day to spend reading if I'd tried. There's something lovely about turning pages while it's windy and pouring outside. Does it feel to anybody else like this day is going by too fast? And will I continue to feel like that a little later? ;-)

Happy reading!


  1. just keep reading,
    just keep reading,
    just keep reading reading reading,
    what do we do we read read,

    Oh ho ho ho i love to read
    when you want to read, you want to read.

    (Sung to the tune of Dory's Just Keep Swimming from Finding Nemo)

  2. I am getting the same it! Sorry about Freewill...glad the new book is working out. We have Halloween tastykakes in our snack stash:) And yes it does feel like the day is going by too fast...I can't believe it is almost 4.

  3. Nope Tasty cakes are in RI as well. My husband from PA (LOVES them).

    You are doing great. I got a little thrown off schedule this am, but I’m back on track now. Keep up the good work!

    I will surely need a nap a bit later unless, I walk around the house constantly until I fall over from exhaustion...LOL

  4. Sorry the book wasn't better for you but hopefully the next one will be. You're doing great, btw, and it sounds like we have the same weather here.

    All you readers are my sunshine, however!


  5. Traditional read-a-thon blessing:

    May the bookshelf be there to greet you.
    May all the books appeal.
    May the fridge be full of tasty snacks;
    the words fall soft upon your eyes and until the read-a-thon ends,
    may you always hold a book in the palm of your hand.

    Good luck today!

  6. In England we don't have any of that food. lol. I don't know if the day is going fast or I'm just reading slower than normal