The Read A Thon Progress Report (and Mini Challenges)

Hi all!  This is the post I will use for Read A Thon updates from me as well as any Mini Challenges I partake in.  The newest info will be towards the top of this post.  :D

Also, I am reading for Camp Benedict today, a camp for people infected and affected by AIDS.  I am donating 10 cents for each page I read and $1.00 for every ten minutes of audio I listen to.  If you would like to sponsor me for this wonderful cause, I would be humbled and appreciate your support. 

Check in at 12:00 am:  (hour 18)

Hey all, I guess “Good morning” is in order here.  I have had a pretty good day, finished an audio and a half, a book, an update on my Jane Eyre read a long….  and still going.

A quick little update for the Dewey Readathon site, they asked if we had any reading companions.  I do…. Sam (left) and Bailey:

 

The other question was – about reading for charity and yes I am.  The link is above. :)

Check in at 10:00 Pm:  (hour 16)

Wow…. hour 16.  I kind of feel like a rock star!  I started an hour earlier than I need to so I could make up for a commitment I had today and so other than about three hours I have been with the read-a-thon one way or another (reading, commenting, mini challenging…). 

For the past two hours I have read – NOTHING.  I know that is sad.  After dinner and hubby went to bed I sat down and worked a few mini challenges, came up with a bonus giveaway for those still reada thoning, commented on all those who created posts for my mini challenge, and yeah… thats it. 

But – I have not given up and the books are calling so after this update…. really, I am going to read.  Really.  Why do you doubt me? 

Stella asked us to find a picture that somehow describes or reminds you of your current read.  Since I am currently in Jane Eyre, I think if the mansion:

When I think of the place that Jane worked and lived I imagine it big and totally "explore worthy" like this building here. From http://merchantcircle.com/ website

For Bluestockings challenge, she asked that we talk about the books that we love to re-read.  Now if you know me, blame Bluestocking because I know I gush about certain “Forever” books those I love (but hardly ever have time) to re-read.  They are:

One of my all time favorite reads and book discussions!

Not a Nora Roberts fan but this trilogy about women with magical powers.... WOW. This is paranormal before paranormal was cool

Oh what? You didn't see that coming? These are my comfort reads.

Check in at 8:00 Pm:  (hour 14)

Oh my gosh… I am so overdue for a check in!  I listened to another hour of audio, finished (FINALLY!) whole lotta life and actually left the house at 5:30 to go and help with a baptism, pick up pizza, and now I am back home.  (Yup, you read that right… how many readathoners helped with a baptism today?  LOL  I am in charge of special events at our church and that is one of my duties…. :razz: 

I listened to audio while I was in the car, and took a book with me but did not get to the book. I am back now though and game from this point forward.

So here is what the peeps of the readathon are asking:

1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?  I am actually good, hit a lull about 3 pm but now and ready to roll!

2) What have you finished reading?  Whole Lotta Life, and listened to an audio and a half :D

3) What is your favorite read so far? Hmmmm… hold that thought, I do not have enough books in me today to answer that.

4) What about your favorite snacks?  I amde nachos for lunch… that was good.

5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!  I have been going around and commenting while I listen to audio, trying to check out some newbies!

And the winner of my mini challenge using random.org is:

A Journey Through Pages

Honestly, the out pour from that challenge and all the AWESOME ideas to go with books… I am really the winner here, plus, I want to go to all your book reviews.  YOU ALL AMAZE ME!  :D

Check in at 3:00 Pm:  (hour 9)

I am cruising right along now on finishing up A Whole Latte Life.  Honestly, I have talked about the book so much I am ready to be done with it.  78 pages read since my last check in.  30 minutes of audio added to my total.

For the mini challenge, Midnight Book Girl asked us to stage a book….

The Bakers Wife (note the wedding rings in the spoon)

I am getting a bit foggy (I started at 5 am this morning).  Think I will try some ice tea – see if that wakes me up.  I thought about laying down and reading but fear that will cause me to pass out.  :razz:

Check in 1:00 PM and Mini Challenges:

Ok… well, I am now 4 1/2 hours into audio and have finished The Lifeboat.  (WOOT!)  $27.00 in to my charity account so far!

(I still have not cracked a book because I have been running around, doing mini challenges, made lunch and commented on blogs…. lol – I cant help it, the social girl in my tends to need to be fed. :razz:  HOWEVER – I am about to go into my books this hour. )

Speaking of mini challenges…. mine is still going on until 2 pm central and here is The Book Sentence challenge for On The Wings Of Books:  LOVE THIS ONE!

The Book Thief arranged the most dangerous thing in the bag.

The Sausage Makers Daughters escape the memory of running out of the pumpkin shell.

I have spent a lot of time being "portable" today but it is time to break out the books.

Ok on to the books for awhile.  How are you all doing?

Check in 10 Am and Mini Challenges:

So far I have in 2 1/2 hours of audio in.  (I had a commitment this morning and took my IPOD with me so I could listen to audio as I could.  I am now home, going to catch up on the awesome mini challenges going on and then cracking a book.  :D

At One Librarians Book Reviews we are asked to do a book puzzle.  I LOVE this one!

Here is my contribution:

Can you guess what my book title is?  (I will update with the answer in a bit!)

for Reading Through Life’s Translation challenge… I would love to read:

I could not find a good French cover for this one…

About Sheila (Book Journey)

Bookaholic * Audio Book Fan *Bike Rider *Rollerblader *Adventure Seeker *Want To Be Runner*Coffee lover *Fitness Fan * Movie junkie

Posted on April 21, 2012, in Dewey and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 37 Comments.

  1. Happy reading Sheila! Enjoy the thon!

  2. The Second time we meet?

    Good luck Sheila. I’m not joining in today but I’ll pop by to cheer you on :)

  3. Audios are sure great for when you have to be on the go for a while. Good luck!

  4. The second time we meet!
    Great going so far :) Audio books – I should have thought of that…though I don’t have any ready at the moment..
    Dee, cheering from e-Volving Books[Team Puck]

  5. You’re doing GREAT so far! 2 1/2 hours of audio is alot. I can’t really listen to audio books, I get too distracted when I do try to listen! But I’m glad you’ve gotten so much reading done. =) Don’t be afraid to take a few breaks today, because that’ll refresh you, and then you can read throughout the night! Keep going, you’re doing awesome so far! Good luck, and have fun for the rest of the readathon.

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life [Team Puck]

  6. I overslept this morning so I got a late start. I took my mp3 player with me and listened while I grocery shopped. Go audio!

  7. Happy reading! I’m hanging in there…but I’ve been distracted a few times.

  8. Aww, I love your two book sentenses!! Amazing! Creativity rules the world! :) ;)

  9. Hi! Just stopping in to wish you well — and HAPPY READING!! :D

  10. Happy Readathon! I hope you love The Book Thief. (no pressure!!!) :)

  11. Great sentences! So cohesive! haha Hope you have a great time reading! :)

  12. I’m getting sleepy too! But hang in there, you’re doing great! I love your staged book scene!

  13. Cheering you on – I couldn’t participate because of company coming – but go Sheila Go! :)

  14. Staci@LifeintheThumb

    You’re doing great!! i decided to do switch it up this year and I’m watching movies based on books!

  15. I love that you are listening to audio books today too – so smart! Happy reading!

  16. Wish I had a day to devote to reading; it just never works out. Enjoy Sheila

    • It was a little maneuvering Diane, I had to help with a class this morning (listened to audio on way there and IPOD while in the class (audio) and then tonight was out two hours to help with a baptism. GAH. It was the best I could pull off :)

  17. I’m confident that you’re the only readathonner I’ll encounter who managed to squeeze in baptism helping in between reading. Keep up the great reading! =D

  18. happy readathon! i hope you are enjoying it!

  19. Thanks for visiting me earlier today. Hope you’re enjoying yourself. If you’re still up and reading, you can do it! I’m going to try to pull an all-nighter since I didn’t officially start until 5:30 this evening. :)

  20. Your dogs are adorable! Mine has been cuddling with me all day.

  21. Loved both sentences but the first one was my favorite, plus you used The Book Thief, which I loved! Thanks for participating!

  22. Great book puzzle! It took me a few tries to figure it out :). Thanks for playing.

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