Good morning! 😀
Yesterday was The Dewey Read A Thon... an event I have participated in since I found the book blogging world in early 2009. Twice a year the read a thon takes place and twice a year I try to set aside the day from commitments so I can actually make a successful attempt at reading and audio.
Well… ummm…. yeah… about that…
I thought that after the hectic weeks I have been having that a day of sitting in my favorite chair surrounded by my favorite surroundings (errr… books) would be a no brainer… “but alas, earwax!” (Harry Potter quote) I was wrong. During readathon time I:
played with the dogs * washed dishes * cleaned the shower * ran three loads of laundry * make breakfast * made lunch * cleaned my bedroom * considered cleaning a spare room* had dinner plans and was MIA from 5 – 8 pm * put away all lawn furniture for the winter * played quite a bit of online scrabble * participated in almost all mini challenges from 7 am – midnight.
I did try to listen to audio while I was up and about but I did not get a ton of reading done and now my proud pile “the chosen ones” from yesterdays event sit on the coffee table glaring accusingly at me saying “what about me?”
**gulp* Obviously I stayed up too long if the books are now talking to me….Ok enough self loathing.. on the positive side I did complete two books, Shelter by Sarah Stonich and Girls Like Us by Rachel Lloyd. I also completed the audio book Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian which will make a perfect review for Halloween week…. 😀
As for mini challenges (I do love them!) I posted on separate pages so as not to clutter up the blog or your readers for those who follow me, but here are some of the highlights:
We had to make book titles out of objects – here are two of mine:
Then we made word puzzles for books we are reading….
And this one was fun too…. 5 books we are looking forward to:
Since I was reading for charity, here are my totals:
120 minutes of audio
338 book pages
= 45.80 to Camp Benedict
Not too bad I guess…. 😀
I really did have a lot of fun, had HUGE plans to stay up late and read and read but perhaps a big steak dinner was not the best “stay alert” food choice for dinner and I promptly fell asleep book in hand a little after midnight. 😀