October 13, 2012

Dewey's Read-a-Thon 2012 Update

Mid-Event Survey

1. How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?

Yes, I'm tired. During the week I get up at 5, so I'm usually in bed by 9 and asleep by 10. I wasn't planning to read for a full 24 hours and I suspect I'll be asleep by 10. But I'm quite happy with the amount of time I spent reading today, in spite of the long breaks. I can't remember the last time I spent an afternoon on the couch reading, let alone an entire day!

2. What have you finished reading?

I finished The Devoted by Jonathan Hull. I have a few reviews to post first, but I'll just say that I really enjoyed this novel! 
3. What is your favorite read so far?

Well, since I've only read The Devoted and half of a collection of poems by Mary Oliver (A Thousand Mornings), I'd have to say The Devoted. ;)

4. What about your favorite snacks?

Blue Bunny Strawberry Ice Cream... almonds and dried apricots... grilled cheese sandwich... Stonehedge Old Vine Zin. I kind of wish I had bought some Peanut M&Ms and a Hershey Bar with Almonds. Or a Godiva Milk Chocolate with Salted Caramel bar. Mmmmm.

5. Have you found any new blogs through the read-a-thon? If so, give them some love!

The reason I was able to read all day was because I stayed away from my computer. I only just recently visited some of my dear old pals' blogs. I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to visit any new blogs, but I had to spend my time wisely.

I'll post my final stats tomorrow morning, but for now I need to choose a new book. I love this part about reading where I get to shop from my own shelves. Who knows what gem I might discover. :)


  1. It sounds like you had a successful readathon!

    1. I did! I still need to write a wrap-up post...

  2. I'm sensing that pretty much anything with chocolate would have been a hit with you yesterday! LOL!

    So glad that you enjoyed your time!

    1. I love chocolate more than any other kind of dessert.

      I had a great time reading and am very pleased with the amount I managed to read. Thanks!

  3. I folded at around 11 p.m. I never make the full 24 hours, partly because I have a husband who wants my attention (imagine! If I was married to me, I'd stay far away on a read-a-thon) and partly because I have church obligations as a greeter on Sunday morning. Anyway, any time reading is good time, right?

    I'm so with you on the snacks...I broke into the Halloween candy a little early over here. And, I almost made myself a coffee with Bailey's but figured it might interfere with the Italian wine consumed earlier. ;)

    1. I lasted longer than you?! I'm surprised, but then I was stunned when I looked at the clock and realized it was almost 11:30 and I wasn't nodding off. Pays to have an entertaining book, I suppose. I started in on The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus around 9:00 and couldn't put it down! I finally had to stop for fear my laughter would awaken my sleeping husband.

      I don't dare buy any Halloween candy until the 30th. We have no will-power in this house!


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