April 10, 2010

Dewey's Read-a-Thon (2010) Update #1

Title of book(s) read since last update: The Last Time I Saw You by Elizabeth Berg

Number of books read since you started: 0

Pages read since last update: 40

Running total of pages read since you started: 40

Amount of time spent reading since last update: 50 minutes

Running total of time spent reading since you started (keep track of this one to be eligible for a prize!): 50 minutes

Mini-challenges completed: 1

Prize you’ve won: 0

Snack: Coffee and a whole wheat English muffin with peanut butter

Mood: I love reading early in the morning when the house and neighborhood is quiet. I started my book yesterday, so I was already a little ways into it when I picked it up this morning. I've always loved Elizabeth Berg's books and this one is proving to be another good one.

Now to partake in the first Mini Challenge:

Where are you reading from today?

I plan to finish my current reads (The Last Time I Saw You by Elizabeth Berg and Godmother by Carolyn Turgeon). I have a few collections of essays I'd like to read, as well a few short novels I've been wanting to re-read. There are several ARCs calling my name, too. Lots to choose from, so we'll see what appeals to me throughout the day.

3 facts about me …

I have the best job in the whole world. I work in a bookstore!

I learned how to read in kindergarten. My teacher had me read to her while the other children were taking their naps. I felt so special and I loved my Dick & Jane books.

I'm married to a man who always says, "You can never have too many books!" What luck, eh? ;)

How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?

Hundreds? Pretty much all my unread books that are scattered throughout the house in several bookcases.

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)?

The only goal I have is to make it to Midnight -- at least! Last year I quit around 11:30.

If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, Any advice for people doing this for the first time?

Take breaks. Don't get too hung up on posting every single hour.


  1. Anonymous6:57 AM

    Hey girlfriend! Sounds like you've gotten a good start. I'm refilling my coffee cup and starting a load of laundry. Then back to my book. It's a little hard to take, my book that is. A YA that is about hoarders. I may have to switch because it's making me want to get up and clean house. :-)

  2. I hope you have a great day of reading!

  3. Looks like you're doing awesome, Les! I love Elizabeth Berg too...so I will look forward to your review of that one. I'm getting read to eat an English muffin myself :)

  4. Oh, you are lucky indeed that your husband feels that way towards books. Mine has simply come to accept that I come with boxes and boxes of them. LOL. :P

  5. Kay - Today's my day to clean. I didn't get much reading accomplished yesterday and today's To Do list is huge. Oh, well. Thinking of you again today. Hugs.

    Kathy - It was a decent day. More than a normal Saturday, but not nearly as much as last year's read-a-thon. Too many distractions and obligations.

    Wendy - Thanks! The Berg book was perfect for the read-a-thon. Light and fluffy and not too long. :) I have another review to write first, but I should have this one posted early in the week.

    Nat - Oh, I'm lucky in so many ways. My husband is the best. :)


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