Saturday, October 24, 2009

24 Hour Readathon: First Four Hours

Welcome! I'm getting ready to get off and running with my readathon goals, and although I'm getting a later start than most, I'm excited about what I have to read! I apologize for being a big whiner in my last post; it was evidence of the end of term at the school I teach at & my desire to crawl into bed and "forget about it." :) I did, however, get all but five essays graded last night. That alone has me excited and proud of myself! Having said that, and after a wonderful night's sleep, I'm so excited to dive into my reading now!

Here's what I've done so far and my plans:
  • I got up and had some Ezekiel Bread with raspberry jam for breakfast...YUM. (If you haven't tried Ezekiel Bread, I HIGHLY recommend it. It's an organic, whole grain bread that I just happen to really like because it's so crunchy and healthy. You can generally find it in the freezer section of your local grocery store.)
  • I mixed up one of my favorite "I've got a cold/flu/stomach ache" drinks: 2 c. crushed ice, 1 can of Diet Sprite, and 1 cup of 100% Concord Grape Juice. Yea, not any big miracle drink or amazing concoction, but I love it!
  • My stack of books. I'm going to go finish Prada and Prejudice, which I'm about half way through already, and then I might bounce around from book to book for a little bit.
Well, that's where I'm at so far. I don't want to overload the feeds (as mentioned by lots of other readathoners), so I think I'll just stop back in later this afternoon or evening. I will, however, be stopping into Twitter to update where I'm at. You can follow me here: mjmbecky on Twitter.

Happy reading!

16 comments:

  1. Have a wonderful Day; enjoy your books, and take time to rest as well. It is pouring here so it's the perfect day to be in the house reading and relaxing!

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  2. Welcome! :) I'm glad you're up and feeling good! Enjoy your reading. :D

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  3. Happy Read-a-Thon day! I hope the first few hours have been treating you well. Have fun today and enjoy the wonderful books you have lined up :)

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  4. I'm glad your feeling better. I'm going to have remember your drink for when I'm feeling sick.

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  5. Glad to see you are up and ready to go! Happy reading!

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  6. Happy reading! I hope you are enjoying Prada and Prejudice, I know I did! :D

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  7. Keep up the good reading! I know the feeling of being behind with grading, so glad that I got caught up earlier this week...nice to take a break and just READ.

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  8. Thanks everyone! I'm on a really short little break, but will be posting my updates at the 12th hour! Thanks again for the cheerful notes. Every time my iPhone dings, I know someone has stopped by to encourage me. :)

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  9. Hope all is going well now that we are into the 8th hour of the Read-a-Thon :) This is Louise cheering from Copenhagen, Denmark...

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  10. Several people got a late start today, so you're in good company! Have never tried the Diet Sprite/grape juice mix, but sounds like it might be good.

    Happy reading!

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  11. Good luck with the readathon. From everything I've heard about Prada and Prejudice you are starting with a great book.

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  12. Hope you're having fun and that you're feeling better!

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  13. Its the 11th hour of the Read-a-Thon. How are you holding up? I'm cheering for you. You can do it!!!

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  14. Hope you're still reading and having fun!

    You can do it!

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  15. That's great that you got so many essays graded! I sure don't envy you that....

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