Sunday, April 19, 2009

Read-a-thon Hours 16-18

UPDATE FOR HOURS 16-18 (trish is starting to get loopy...)

Since last update:
Pages: 182 (Fun Home and Sam's Letters to Jennifer)
Time: 105 minutes (both reads are REALLY quick...)

TOTALS:
730 pages read
602 minutes reading
255 minutes blogging
114 comments left
2 books finished (The Outsiders, Catch Me If You Can)
4 caffeine beverages
9 mini challenges (see re-read and goofy Trish song minis below)
20 minutes exercise
35 minutes driving
0 Prizes (infinite sad face!!)

Yes, we did read at IHOP, but very little--only for about 30 minutes. I got out of my routine and was really confused when I got home. For some reason I thought I was only out 2 hours, then 4 hours! In reality only 3 hours. I'm on track now.

Scotty is in bed (boo!!!), but he did make me those brownies. :D Once he's in bed, these are the toughest hours for me. Feels so lonely! Anyone else fading a little bit?


Signs I'm doing the Read-a-thon

Um--were the videos not enough? If my camera wasn't dead, I'd sing you all this song:

Oh read-a-thon, I love you so much. Love that I get to read and blog all night with such wonderful buddies. Oh read-a-thon, you are so fun to me. Except when I'm tired and my husband is in bed and my cat can't be found and my tummy is rumbling and I ate too many brownies and my eyes are stinging. But besides all of that--Oh read-a-thon. I love you so much.

You know you can picture it after seeing the videos...huh?

Re-Read Mini-Challenge (my battery is dead, so no pictures for a while)

I don't generally re-read books because I feel like there are so many books that I need to read for the first time. But some that I would like to re-read: The Handmaid's Tale, Wuthering Heights, Persepolis, The Time Traveler's Wife, Remains of the Day, Kafka on the Shore (really, there are SO many!!). :P

22 comments:

  1. Great job on reading. Brownies sound good. It took me a couple of reads to really like/get Wuthering Heights.

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  2. Your posts makes me laugh! Those brownies looks awesome. Good luck going into the sprint for the finish -- you can do it!!

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  3. Too bad the battery is dead :( I would love to hear you sing! I am not doing the RAT because I knew that I would have a really hard time with Emmory today and Houston was working this weekend. It would have just been too hard, I would have been guilt ridden with either not reading enough or neglecting Emmory. Although I do have to say that being a cheerleader is SO MUCH FUN!!!! I think next time I will actually sign up to be an official cheerleader!!! Am I rambling?!??!!

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  4. Yay for brownies!! You're adorable Trish, I love those videos.

    I'm fading too. My husband is somehow managing to send me messages though even now that he's asleep. I can't tell if he's got an alarm back there that is waking him up periodically or if they're just timed sends. But it makes it less lonely.

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  5. You have SO got to make that video. Seriously.

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  6. I really liked Sam's Letters to Jennifer. It made me cry.

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  7. NO WORRIES!!! I'm still here, cheering away! I am pretty much in awe of your ability to both cheerlead and read. I've read, like 140 pages? Or somthing?

    OMG I am getting loopy as well. I think I'm going to look back at my posts in the morning and wonder.

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  8. i really liked both The Handmaid's Tale and The Time Traveler's Wife.

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  9. I am beginning to fade a little bit. But you are doing so well! Great job!! :D

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  10. I figured you might be getting a bit loopy when you were cheering on my blog. lol. How sweet of hubby to make you brownies. What I wouldn't give to be sharing those with you. I think it might have been a mistake to lay in bed as I am starting to feel my eyes sagging. lol. I'm going to keep at it though! Keep up the excellent work Trish! Over 700 pages-that's awesome!

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  11. Those brownies look so good! Hang in there Trish...we're almost done :p I'm so glad to have found your blog during this :)

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  12. Mm, brownies. I am regretting giving away the ast of my cupcakes yesterday.
    You have done great today!

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  13. Oh goodness yes! I am so sad you can't sing that song...I need little pep :) I can imagine you singing it though.

    My hubby just falls asleep on the couch while I keep reading. That is his current state. It really does feel better that he is in the same room, even if I do keep eying him enviously of his sleep.

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  14. Those brownies look wonderful! How sweet of Scott to make them for you! I'm bummed that your batteries are't cooperating, I was really looking forward to another Trish video!!! Is Maggie still keeping you company or has she gone to bed as well??

    Keep it up, you're doing great!!!

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  15. I can TOTALLY picture you singing that song! But I'm sad your batteries have died. I'm a little embarrassed to take any more pictures--I look really horrible! Yay for still being awake! Matt just went to bed as well, but I'm still here!!

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  16. Glad you are having so much fun! Seeing those brownies makes me want to reach for the Half Baked Ben & Jerry's...

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  17. Good deal! You are still up and taking pictures. Good job.

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  18. 114 comments? whoa. I couldn't manage that if I spent the entire 24 hours trying. Since I can't seem to spend less than twenty minutes on each blog the best I could hope for is 72.

    I agree wholeheartedly with the first two on your list of worthy re-reads. Thus i had to put the remaining ones in my wishlist. That list is going to be longer than the novel I spent most of today with before too long.

    Read in joy

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  19. Your song is a classic! I think it should count towards the Classics Challenge (hint hint!). And I had some chocolate cake. I think we're on the same wavelength here!

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  20. Yummm....brownies! If you're still up, good luck with the last few hours of the read-a-thon. If not, I hope you're having a very nice sleep. :)

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  21. I understand completely. My favorite rereads often have a hard time competing with the towering TBR stack. I hope you get to some of your potential rereads this year! Thanks for participating in my mini-challenge.

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