Sunday, October 23, 2011

Elapsed Time 19:00

Progress Report

Time Read: 7:30

Pages Read: 342. (That's about 46 pages per hour.)

Books Finished: 1. (The Stormchasers by Jenna Blum, which I had started yesterday. Now I'm reading The Death Cure by James Dashner.)

Time Blogged and/or Tweeted: 4:00

Frame of Mind: I'm sleepy - despite (or maybe because of) a half-hour nap. I think I'm too old to stay up all night! My fifteen-year-old daughter is keeping me company right now, which is nice. I guess time will tell how much more read-a-thon I've got in me.

Cans of Diet Coke with Lime Consumed:

Food Consumed:
One bowl of Lucky Charms. One bacon and egg sandwich. Two German chocolate brownies. A plum. Some chocolate licorice. One-and-a-half tomato sandwiches on wheat bread. Some spinach-artichoke dip with tortilla chips. A Mediterranean vegie sandwich and a cup of Thai curry soup. Two more German chocolate brownies. A bowl of microwave popcorn. Some elf sandwich cookies.

Money Raised for Charity: $9.50 (Help me increase the donation by leaving a comment! I'm donating 50 cents for every comment on a read-a-thon post.)


  1. So fun to see you still up--I am going to be doing a cold face wash in few minutes--and my 16 year old Sam is keeping me awake. I have really struggled with sleepiness all day and should have taken an afternoon nap instead of one at 9:30 PM. But we are pressing on--taking a Wimpy Kid book break helped a little bit. I loved your snack list-at first I thought, dang, she is eating so healthy and then I noticed the repeated mention of German Chocolate Brownies! LOL! Sam just saw popcorn on your list and said it sounds good right now--I am thinking a bowl may be in my immediate future right after we finish this dark chocolate candy bar! Keep it up--you can do it!

  2. I love Coke & Lime, but it's almost impossible to find in Korea. You're doing a great job, staying up so long.

  3. Mmmm... Thai Curry Soup and German Chocolate Brownies! Yum!

    Just dropping by for a quick cheer to get you through to the end! You can do it!

    (To the chorus of Jingle Bells)

    Oh, turn the page, turn the page
    Turn the page once more
    Oh what fun it is to read
    In the Dewey’s Read-a-thon hey!

    Glad we could read together today!

    Shaunie from Team Cocoa Puffs

  4. I love that you are reading with your 15 year old!! I have a 5 year old and a 2.5 year old - I hope one day they will love reading as much as I do and want to do a read-a-thon with me!! I bet they stay up better than I do! :) I think my 2.5 year old only needs a couple of hours of sleep! I love the idea of spinich artichoke dip - I love it and think it would be perfect for the read-a-thon!!

  5. The read-a-thon is so much fun. I always look forward to participating, especially in the Fall!