Saturday, October 24, 2009

Read-a-thon: Hours 7-8


Pages: 115 (Frankie Landau-Banks)
Time: 83 minutes

pages read
315 minutes reading
45 minutes blogging
52 minutes cheerleading
6 mini-challenge (Collections Challenge/Who Keeps you Company see below)
65 blogs visited
1 book finished: Boy in the Striped Pajamas

For this hour's Mini-Challenges I took pictures of both my reading companion and my non-bookish collection.

Non-Bookish Collection (hosted by Caribousmom):

Since I was a little girl I've collected bells. I have over a hundred from all over the world but sadly most of them are boxed up at my mom's house. These are a few I've gotten in recent years. To name a few: Spain, Alaska, Caribbean (several), Canada, Argentina.

My Reading Companion (hosted by 'Nise):

Not Maggie this time! I thought I'd share a picture of Lexi, our English Lab. Her tummy is rumbling and I don't know what to do to make it better. :( Lexi may not cuddle like Maggie, but she always sits faithfully under my office chair.

How's everyone holding up? Can you believe we're a third of the way through??


Diane said...

so very cute..your companion!

You are doing great. I got a little thrown off schedule this am, but I’m back on track now. Keep up the good work!

I will surely need a nap a bit later unless, I walk around the house constantly until I fall over from exhaustion...LOL

Anonymous said...

Readers rule
Readers rock
But don’t forget
To go for a walk

Terri B. said...

Go Trish! Maybe I'll brave the 24 hours next year and actually participate. Love the picture of Lexi. She is beautiful :o)

Debi said...

Oh, but that Lexi girl is soooo pretty! Hope she's feeling better soon! And I hope you're having fun!


Amanda said...

So THAT's the puppy! I have no idea why I'd never heard of her!

I love bells, too.

cj said...

Pepto tablets might help settle her tummy down or, if she'll do it, give her an ice cube to chew on. It settles their tummies (or so I've heard).

I love the bells!


Nymeth said...

Aw, Lexi is adorable! Hope you're having fun, Trish!

(My internet was down for almost 6 hours, which is why I couldn't visit before :( Not a good day around these parts :P)

Nise' said...

I am partial to labs! Your bell collection is very pretty. Great job on your reading. Keep up the great work.

Mark David said...

Oh isn't that nice, you've got a faithful friend to watch you back while your eyes are on the page :) Keep it going and enjoy!

Jason Gignac said...

I love the bells :). When I was in high school, I made a bell shaped like Anna Keshalyi (the queen of the fairies in the Romany legends), but my teacher told me that our clay was too chunky and would crack if it was thin, so I had to fill in the bell part. Which kind of defeated the purpose.... :P

claire said...

Your bells are lovely!

Dar said...

Poor Lexi. Do you ever give her cooked plain rice. That sometimes helps a rumbling tummy. She is just beautiful.

My mom and I used to collect bells. We had all kinds of them but ended up giving them to my cousin years back. I love bells, they're a great item to collect.

Trish, how do you do it all. You read a lot, you manage to visit all those blogs, do challenges and cheerlead. Gosh, I think I need to be much younger. I just can't do it. lol.

Michelle said...

When my puppies were sick, we took them to the vet, and she said that giving them cooked plain white rice, cottage cheese, and plain boiled chicken does help. The chicken and the cottage cheese has the protien in it that is good for the dogs.

Alice Teh said...

I like your bells collection. They are so colourful. And Lexi is very good looking!

Wendy said...

Cool collection, Trish...and your reading partner is awesome *smiles*

Clover said...

Lexi is adorable. Hope she feels better :(

Also, collecting bells sounds like such fun!