Saturday, October 18, 2008

Read-a-thon: Update Hour 11-12 - HALFWAY!

Mid-Event Survey:

1. What are you reading right now? Anne Frank (will finish in the next session)

2. How many books have you read so far? 1 :( But will finish #2 soon!

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Coraline!!

4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? Nope.

5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Phone calls, hubby wanting me to look up stuff for him on the Internet. Handled with patience.

6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? How dang fast the time is going!! I can't believe we're halfway through. It certainly helps that the read-a-thon is earlier this year

7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Same old suggestion--give us a definitive time of when mini-challenges end...even the hour # helps

8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? It's going pretty well so far, but I might have my posts already drafted to save some time

9. Are you getting tired yet? Not tired, but restless--really want to finish Anne.

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? Keeping a schedule or routine. Definitely helping!
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UPDATE FOR HOURS 11 & 12:

Pages: 65 (from The Diary of Anne Frank. Will finish soon!)
Time: 75 minutes

TOTALS:
472 minutes reading (almost 8 hours--the rest spent blogging, etc)
415 pages (my last update I think was wrong?)
105 minutes blogging (including now)
Lost count on comments--next update I'll include some blogs i've been haunting
1 books finished: Just Out of Luck
2 caffeine beverages
3 mini-challenge entered

And now I leave you with my favorite Youtube video. Harry Potter fans will especially like, I think (yes, it is incredibly cheesy--my 12 yo brother introduced me to it). You'll be singing "Ron Ron Ron Weasley" "Dumbledore!" for a while so be careful... ;)



*Laura - yes the toy still squeaks but she doesn't squeak it too often
*Debi - I'm not THAT young ;)

And a note on Maggie and Lexi--they get along fine. Lexi is curious and doesn't know how to "handle" Maggie and will chase her around a little bit and then get scared. Maggie just doesn't care. Sometimes she doesn't even run away from Lexi anymore.

12 comments:

Lezlie said...

Awesome job!
Lezlie

alisonwonderland said...

Handled with patience.

That made me smile. You're a good wife. :)

Debi said...

Annie and I were absolutely rolling watching that video. Somehow I suspect we'll be back to watch it again and again as the night progressed!

"Handled with patience."...I LOVED this answer!

And yes, compared to me you are! (Young, that is.)

Laura said...

Ahhh yes...the old Harry Potter video. I have fond memories of watching that in "the cave" last December! I forgot about the Voldemart part! HE he!

Way to go on your reading! You should definitely make your goal!

Amanda said...

I've never seen that video before and it ROCKS! I needed that laugh after a stressful day, and I've stolen it for my own blog, here.

Dar said...

Great job so far Trish. I've always wanted to read Coraline. I like the 'handled with patience' part too-that definitely wouldn't be me by now. lol.

Jeanette said...

Oh my! My husband and I are still laughing like crazy at that video.
I needed a good laugh to help wake me up!

cj said...

You are seriously evil with that video...

But congrats on doing so well with the marathon!

cjh

Book Zombie (Joanne) said...

Great job so far! I hope you enjoy reading Coraline, I loved it!

Veens said...

ROFLLLLLL on that freakin videooooooooo! LOL!

Marg said...

Voldie is my favourite!

Lisa said...

OMG I just watched that.

WHY IS DUMBLEDORE NAKED?????