October 24, 2009

Read-A-Thon Update #5

Title of book(s) read since last update: More from Holly's Inbox.

Number of books read since you started: None finished yet.

Pages read since last update: 116 pages

Running total of pages read since you started: 417

Amount of time spent reading since last update: 1 hour

Running total of time spent reading since you started: (keep track of this one to be eligible for a prize!) 5 hours and 55 minutes

Mini-challenges completed: 2 total

Snacks & Meals: A piece of pumpkin cake. Needed vanilla ice cream.

Mood: Feeling a bit sleepy. I visited a few blogs and am heading downstairs to walk on the treadmill. I'll blog-hop from there (laptop attached to treadmill) and stretch my legs a bit. Then perhaps a glass of wine with some cheese before dinner. Haven't decided what to have yet! :)

Breaks: Nada

Location: Couch. Probably not a good idea when I'm sleepy, although Annie-Dog enjoyed the company. :)


  1. You have a laptop attached to the treadmill? That's brilliant! lol

  2. Hey Les, just dropping by to say "You go girl!" It is always good to get a little exercise when you're tired. But looks like you are doing great :)

  3. Anonymous4:13 PM

    If your eyes are burning put up a fight
    Cocoa and cookies are yummy at close of day;
    Read, read into the dead of the night.

    Sorry Dylan.

  4. Great job!!! You are doing wonderfully!!! Keep up the great reading!!! Exercise will definitely help get the brain in gear...I'm liking the whole laptop attached to the treadmill thing you got going on...why not kill two bird with one stone?! Awesome!!

  5. You are doing great. hang in there, now it starts getting tougher!

  6. Anonymous5:48 PM

    I hope you're enjoying Holly's Inbox. It's huge, but I had a lot of fun reading it.

    Can you believe we're past the half way point of the 'thon? It's gone by so fast! I hope you're still having fun - enjoy your remaining books :)

  7. Keep up the good work! I found that keep up and moving a bit helped me when I was getting tired last time.

  8. Sassy - Yeah, although I've been working longer hours at B&N and am so wiped out at the end of the day, I haven't walked on the treadmill in a couple of weeks. But when I do, it's great to be able to blog-hop. I take notes on posts I want to respond to later since it's a little tough typing while walking. ;)

    Wendy - Thanks for the encouragement. I didn't get on the treadmill after all, but maybe I'll find time next time around. I think I should take a shower around midnight, hop on the treadmill once my hair is dry and then I'm sure to be awake until at least 3 or 4. Remind me next April, ok? ;)

    Softdrink - Love your poetry/cheers! Thanks for visiting with your words of encouragement.

    Shannon - Yep. I love keeping up with my blog-hopping while exercising. Thanks for visiting during the read-a-thon!

    Diane - Thanks. Those late hours before midnight were tough!

    Alitareads - I'm enjoying Holly's Inbox, but wound up setting it aside for more of The Graveyard Book. It's a fine line between fluff and entertainment while reading for this challenge. I think Holly's Inbox was just a wee bit too light and fluffy (and I found myself getting easily distracted). I definitely plan to finish it, though.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Drea - I was actually walking around the house with my book in my hand. But my eyes were giving out on me, so I had to call it quits before midnight. I still had a lot of fun! Thanks for the encouragement!


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