Saturday, October 18, 2008

Read-a-thon: Update Hours 1-2

I can't believe there are only 22 hours left! Ok, that does seem like a lot...

For this hour's mini-challenge, head over to for a little vocab fun. My favorite vocab word was Shenanigan. No kidding. :) Check out the details at Dewey's. I was able to donate 1300 grains of rice.

Pages: 75 (from Just Out of Luck by Willie Nelson--last line read: "Scalps will be shed")
Time: 85 minutes

85 minutes
75 pages
0 books finished
1 caffeine beverage (oh coffee how I love you!)
1 mini-challenge entered
0 prizes

Also, the beginning survey:

Where are you reading from today? McKinney, Texas!

3 facts about me … 1. I love my coffee light and sweet. 2. I am a Texas A&M Aggie and I pray that we don't get killed by my husband's Texas Tech Red Raiders today... :( 3. I am SO excited for today (is that a fact? I think so)

How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours? 11 but I only plan on reading 3 or 4 of these (hopefully!)

Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)? 3-4 books, 800 pages, over 12 hours reading, and countless comments--gotta get organized first!!

If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, Any advice for people doing this for the first time? Find a way to get organized. I have my numbers saved in an excel document so that I can just copy, paste and plug in numbers. Laura and I also created a handy spreadsheet to keep our hours, times, and pages straight. Very helpful! But most importantly HAVE FUN!!!


Nymeth said...

"shenanigan" is one of the coolest words ever :D Thanks for playing, Trish!

Debi said...

I wish I could get organized...I just haven't been able to find the perfect system. Oh well...I'm definitely taking the "HAVE FUN" advice!

Good luck,'re off to a fabulous start!

bermudaonion said...

I'll be rooting for the Aggies in today's game.

gautami tripathy said...

You find a cool word! 1300 is good. Now I go and see what I an do!

Jeanette said...

The time is going by quickly! Time flies when you are having fun, right? :-)

Laura said...

The time is going by quickly! I can't believe we are already into hour four! (is that right?? it's 10:oo) I'm going to go check out the rice game for a little bit. On hour until kick-off too...

softdrink said...

Happy reading!

alisonwonderland said...

i'm impressed by your organization skills. all my hours are "rounded" - and i'm hoping my notes on pages will end up accurate. :)

happy reading!

Dar said...

You go girl!

My mom has always used that word 'shenanigan'. I love it.