Saturday, April 9, 2011

Read-a-Thon Hour Six

We're about to head into hour six and I haven't had much of a chance to read yet!  I know, but I did start a little late.  After doing my initial post, I ate breakfast and took a little time to make some comments on other blogs.  Commenting is always fun, because you really get to feel like you're part of a bigger community of readers.  Plus, I get to see what you're reading!

In the middle of that, my best friend called me from Kenya!  She has literally tried calling me every day, but has called during work and I've missed her calls.  Luckily, I was able to catch her call this time and have been on with her for about the past hour.  I guess cell phones are incredibly cheap there, and she could visit with me for only a couple of American dollars.  Besides, she was feeling a bit down and needed a chat.  The call dropped a little over an hour in, but she was sounding better and I now know where she's at and when she gets back. 

As for the read-a-thon, it's time to get back to business.  Here are my stats:

Number of books read since you started: 1 book, that I saved because I was so close to finishing!  You have to trick yourself, and so finishing a book will now help me get a move on!
Running total of pages read since you started:  About 50 
Running total of time spent reading since you started: 35 min.  --I know that looks bad, but I started 2 1/2 hours late, posted, left comments, and was on the phone for an hour.  Now I'm ready to make up some time!
Mini-challenges completed:  I completed the "Oldies but Goodies" Mini-Challenge over at A Literary Odyssey.
Other participants you’ve visited:  About 50!  Yes, that stat looks better.  Since I had a late start, I really wanted to see how other folks were doing.

Well, I'm off to get some reading done.  The snow is still coming down outside, so I have no desire to wander out for any reason!  


  1. Haha, I've barely done any reading myself! But I'm finding it extremely fascinating bouncing around blogs and reading about other people reading. :) Go have fun with your books now! :)

  2. I have seen many of your comments around - thanks for doing that! Between cheering and hosting, I will struggle to get reading done in between too!

  3. Good luck with your reading Becky! I completely agree that it's nice to go around and get a sense of community. I have been commenting every couple of hours and it has made me refreshed and ready to go back to my solitary book. It's nice just to think of all of us reading together!

    Plus, I think talking with your best friend was worth the interruption.

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog with encouragement earlier. That makes your stats TOTALLY worth the delay! I appreciate it so much and now hope to encourage you, as well. Better later than never, right? Enjoy the time you have now. And happy reading!

  5. Good luck with your reading! Just popped over to say hi and hope it's going well :)

  6. Thanks for commenting and cheering others on! Happy reading!

  7. I have no sense of time today. I read for what felt like an hour and wound up being 3, and now I had lunch for what felt like 2 hours and is less than one. I think I better just go back to reading.

  8. Becky...You seem to be doing well! I had too much going on this w/end to participate.

  9. Becky! Yes, those stats are great! Thanks for paying me a visit earlier. I'm just now taking my reading break and coming by to wish you lots of luck with the Read-a-thon.

    Happy Reading.

  10. Thanks guys! I've had a nice time stopping by to say hi to people. Now I've got to TRY to refocus and get some more reading in. If I can, it will be a much better evening.