Mornin….. *groping to find coffee cup*. How ya’ all doin’? *said in a deep froggy voice like I had smoked a pack of cigarrettes* (Apparently when I am tired I abbreviate any word I can).
Here is my recap of the Read-A-Thon. It was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed just sitting aside a day of no big commitments other than to relax at home and read. I didn’t plan well on the snacks and by early afternoon I ran to the grocery store for a little variety of good reading snacks, however I listened to audio there and back so I was still “plugged in”.
I started out strong and was cleaning up a few partial reads I had going. By the time I got to SOLD by Patricia McCormick I was laying down and well… yeah… I fell asleep about 4 pm until about 4:30. Woke up, finished the read and then made dinner and chatted with hubby for about an hour.
I ended with The Bell Jar and read that until I crashed again on the couch and this time knew I was done. I got up and went to bed.
So over all, I completed 5 books and half of the 6th. The Bell Jar is my book club read for our Tuesday meeting so that will be my focus this afternoon. It is our classic read that we do every October so I need to also search for a classic hat to wear to this review.
During the Read-A-Thon I was able to get out and visit a few blogs, but not many as I was focusing on the reading. I participated in some of the challenges and was a winner in one! 😛
Later I hope to pop over and see some of the new people who stopped by to say hi and “you go girl”. A special thanks to Jill and her Cheerleader Squad – I think I was cheered for about 6 times throughout the event and that was pretty cool.
And since this song has been in my head every time I felt like quitting yesterday – I will pass it on to you and hopefully it will get stuck in your head and I will be set free.
Well… that’s my time… shower and off to Church.
33 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings… Read-A-Thon Wrap up”
Yay to you for winning a prize! And yes the cheerleaders were great. This was my first Readathon and I had so much fun. I’ll definitely do it again if the timing works. I guess my husband doesn’t necessarily have to be out of town like he was this time, but that sure helped 🙂 Just me and my pups. And one teenager I barely see anyway.
I have to be honest, I’m NOT going to open that video. I have a book hangover and having the Rocky song in my head is not going to help. lol
LOL LYnne – Book Hangover – I LOVE IT! I will have to check out how long you made it. I crashed right after hour 17…. 😛
I couldn’t have done it. Congratulations on getting 5 books read.
Hope that you are going to rest your eyes for the rest of the day.
Thanks Carol – it was fun… days of just books are rare and planning one was awesome. It felt so good to not be over committed for once. 🙂
I love that you read The Bell Jar for readathon!!
I had to Amanda – Book Club is Tuesday and I had not even cracked it yet. 😀
Loved The Bell Jar, must read it again. I didn’t read as many as you did…I just continued with my reading week, and the books were slow going…tedious. Should have picked something light, but I’m glad I got my books done.
Have a great day.
I had a mix Laurel – or at least I thought I did, but in each way they all were a bit heavy…. (except the LORAX – LOL)
You did a great job! Enjoy finishing The Bell Jar–I love that book!
Thanks Lola – I hope to finish it up today so I can have my head clear for the review on Tuesday 🙂
Have a great Sunday!
Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog
Thanks Brandi – you too! 😀
Sounds like you had a great readathon. I wanted to participate but it’s hard when the girls are home. However, I did get in a couple hundred pages of reading!
Every little bit Deb counts 🙂 Glad you were able to read a bit!
You did really good! Me? Not so much! But I still had fun with the mini-challenges and all. Just the idea of a read-a-thon is fun in and of itself!
I love the mini challenges Michelle and they are so creative! 😀
Yay for The Bell Jar! And the readathon of course.
Thanks Trisha :D!!! Thanks for cheering me on!
I had eight teams of cheerleaders this year…more than we’ve ever had before, so that was exciting! And a good thing, too, since there were more readers than ever!
Congrats on a successful readathon!
Jill I figured the cheer teams had to be big and I was really impressed with the cheers and the frequency. *high five* 😛
Sounds like you accomplished what you wanted to during the readathon, so yay! 8-D
Thanks Hannah – I am a bit book groggy today and have that back of the head dull headache (I believe Lynne referred to it as a book hang over).
I still plan to get back in to the Bell Jar this afternoon as the laundry is done, dinner is in the crock pot, kitchen is cleaned and I feel like I accomplished something 🙂
Nice work during the read a thon!!
Thank you Amused 🙂
I really enjoyed the read-a-thon too. It helped me get out of my reading slump. I did go to bed fairly early but I got up early and read a little bit more before it ended. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
Thanks – I read pretty much all day and into the evening …. so tired when I stopped 🙂
Congratulations on getting so much reading in!
Thanks Amy, I was cruising in the morning and early afternoon 🙂
Glad you enjoyed the read-a-thon. I have tried to cheer in years past but this year was out of town so am just now catching up on all of the posts that I missed over the weekend.
I did Kathleen – it was a nice break from running all over 🙂
It WAS totally cool, wasn’t it? Since this was my first readathon, I didn’t plan very well, but I’ll be ready for April’s!
It was Julie – this was my third but yeah,once you get into it its a lot of fun 🙂
You did well. A power nap always helps. I’ll keep reading how you set up your participation and by the time I get to do it, I’ll know how to do it to get the most out of it.