Saturday, October 18, 2008

Read-a-thon: Update Hour 9-10

I always think it's funny when I get to the computer and there are hardly any new posts and then BAM there are 10 at one time!! I guess we are all kind of on the same schedule! I read from 15 after the hour to 15 to the hour...

Above is Lexi and her new baby. I thought I'd give y'all a break from Maggie pictures (and I think poor Lexi was feeling bad that she wasn't getting any attention). Also--lots comments about the sushi and Maggie. First, I bought the sushi at the grocery last night (yes, it was still good) and Maggie was no where to be seen when I was eating it. She only really goes crazy over people food when I pull out a can of tuna.

Thank you to all the cheerleaders!!! You guys ROCK! I think my favorite cheer so far comes from Lisa:

Rah rah read! Kick 'em in the knee!
Rah rah rast, the day is going fast!

UPDATE FOR HOURS 9 & 10:

Pages: 70 (from The Diary of Anne Frank. It is breaking my heart knowing how it ends. I have read it before but not since 7th grade 15 years ago!)
Time: 85 minutes

TOTALS:
327 minutes reading (just over 4 hours)
295 pages
105 minutes blogging (including now)
Countless comments left
1 books finished: Just Out of Luck
2 caffeine beverages
3 mini-challenge entered

Head over to Icedream's blog for the name that cover mini-challenge

Some quotes from Anne:
"Ordinary people simply don't know what books mean to us, shut up here" (77).
"'Would anyone, either Jew or non-Jew, understand this about me, that I am simply a young girl badly in need of some rollicking fun?"

13 comments:

Debi said...

Awww...you just have the cutest babies!!! Do Lexi and Maggie get along?

Any idea how you made me feel by mentioning that 7th grade was only 15 years ago for you?

Lezlie said...

Lexi is adorable! She should get more face time! :-)

Lezlie

Dar said...

Lexi is gorgeous! I'd love to see more pics of her too. I want to know how she and Maggie get on too.

You are amazing-hours 9&10-wow girl! You're my hero.

valentina said...

well done you in re-reading Anne Frank! i don't think I have the heart to do it...

Jeanette said...

I need to re-read Anne Frank's Diary. I just read a book about her but it has been a few years since I read the diary.
Almost half-way!
My baby just said "woof woof" when she saw Lexi. :-) Too cute!

Maree said...

Aw, that photo is too cute! Keep up the great work! :)

Amanda said...

Reading these posts makes me wish even more I could have participated this year! Ah well, hopefully next time.

Laura said...

Hi Lexi! Is that her squeak toy? Does the squeak part still work?

I just ate some delicious chips, and Diet Coke. I'm starting to get a little stir crazy, but I know I just need to buckle down!

bethany said...

you are doing such a great job with the reading...and the doggie is SO CUTE!! yes, the food was delish, no doubt. Great work with Anne Frank :) maybe after that you will need to read Holidays on Ice :) it was good. I think you'll like it!

Amanda said...

I am LOVING your pet pictures! Good luck with the reading and hang in there!

Nymeth said...

Oooh, Lexi is gorgeous too!

And sigh, isn't Anne lovely?

jehara said...

what an original cheer! the day sure is going fast. i can't believe we are already past the halfway point.

Lisa said...

Ha! You would post that!

R-E-A-D you ain't got no alibi, you reading! Yeah, you reading!

Ok, that one doesn't translate so well.