Saturday, April 9, 2011

Read-a-Thon Hour Fourteen

It's been awhile since I posted.  I've read for awhile, then took a break to cook some dinner, gave the naughty cat that seems to own me today some attention, and even fell asleep for 45 minutes.  I'm now back to it though, and ready to head into the evening hours.  Since I missed the mid point at hour 12, I'm going to still participate in the Meme & give my stats!

Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now?  I was just reading A Crowded Marriage, but it was kind of slow, so I'm going to read a graphic novel to speed things back up again.

2. How many books have you read so far?  3

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?  Not sure, since I'm kind of winging it, although I am kind of eager to dive into Meg Cabot's soon to be released Abandon.

4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?  Nope.  We're on Spring Break from work, and the weather here seemed to cooperate and be nasty, so I was eager to stay indoors!

5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?  My friend called from Kenya, but I eagerly took her call since it's been really difficult for her to catch me...believe it or not.  I also had to deal with the naughty cat!  He has been a complete disaster today, clawing at the curtains, howling for attention, and glaring (yes, glaring) at me if I accidentally wake him.  Who own whom here?!?

6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?  How such mundane things can whittle away so much time!

7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?  Nope.  It's always great!

8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?  Not sure...

9. Are you getting tired yet?  YES.  Reading is a relaxing activity, so it's no wonder I find myself winding down from time to time.

10. Do you have any tips for other Readers or Cheerleaders, something you think is working well for you that others may not have discovered? Learn from my own mistake and switch your book if it's boring you to tears!!!

Well, I'm off to read.  I really want to give it a good try to make it through the last ten hours, so wish me luck!


  1. Your little talk about the cat made me laugh. My kittehs have been ALL OVER me today and won't leave me alone! Can't they see I'm reading?

    Go you! Happy Reading!!

  2. My cats are the same way with me. They love sleeping in my lap, usually on top of my book! Today they were in rare form. Now they're both sleeping peacefully next to me.

    Good luck in these last hours of the read-a-thon!

  3. Thanks guys! I appreciate the cheering and understanding.

    Allie & Shon--I'm glad it's not just me! My naughty kitty (and he's been naughty) has been begging for attention all day, even though he's been on me nonstop!!! Does he sense that I'm reading a book and not centered on him or something. *sigh* Got to love him, right? LOL.

  4. My cat has been a treasure today as well... Ha, not! Usually she spends the day sleeping; I'm not sure why she picked today to constantly knock over glasses, whine, and climb all over me. But oh well, she's a cutie. Happy Read-a-Thon!

  5. Hi, just sharing the love!
    I like Meg Cabot too!
    My cat is usually on my lap all the time but has only sat on my lap for a few minutes since the read a thon started, whats up with that?
    Happy reading TTYL

  6. GOOD LUCK! You can do it! We have a few hours left, but I know you will make it! :D

  7. Good luck. You can do it.

  8. I hope you've been enjoying the second half of the 'thon. Happy reading!

  9. Grab another book
    off your readathon pile
    All the pages you'll read
    Will surely stretch a mile!
    Go, Readathon!

  10. Hey, congrats! Just saw that you're the random comment contest winner. :-)

  11. It's funny but I find I can read for hours on end when I'm not doing the readathon but it does seem to make me more tired when I am. Maybe I'm reading the wrong things that are assisting in relaxing me! Murder mysteries next time!

  12. Thanks for stopping by earlier and cheering me on! Seems you've gone away (I think?), so hope you had a great readathon. :-)

  13. YES! Switch away from boring books! Why did I not do this?