Saturday, October 24, 2009

Read-a-Thon: Hour 12

Yeah, hello, I was trying to reach Mother Nature? Oh, good, it's you. Listen, I won't keep you. I'm loving the torrential rain and winds you've brought to these parts tonight. Perfect reading weather. And the bolts of lightning in October? Pretty impressive stuff. But, really, the power outage was a little dramatic. Not to mention unnecessary.

You see, a power outage right at the precise moment the Read-a-Thon hour strikes 12 is so not cool. Not even a little bit. Electricity is pretty essential for reading and Internet connections. I know reading by candlelight was fashionable back in the day, but trust me, after Read-a-Thoning for (some of) 12 hours, that's not happening.

Our power just went out, thanks to the aforementioned storm, for 40 minutes. After what seemed like hours sans book and computer, we return you to our regularly scheduled Read-a-Thon, currently in progress:

Currently reading: Parallel Play: Growing Up with Undiagnosed Asperger's, by Tim Page

Number of books read since you started: 1.5

picture book: My Brother is Autistic

finished An Egg on Three Sticks

Pages read since last update: 62

Total pages read: 244

Amount of time spent reading since last update: 1.5 hours

Running total of time spent reading since you started: 4.5 hours

Mini challenges completed: 0

Other participants you’ve visited: 12 additional Read-a-Thoners

Snacks and Beverages Consumed Since Last Update: Chex mix; dinner (rotisserie chicken, mac and cheese, peas, water), one Starbucks Grande Pumpkin Spice Latte.


Aarti said...

It seems like there are some pretty crazy things happening to people during the read-a-thon. Glad you got the power back on so that you aren't reading by candlelight :-)

Trisha said...

Looks like your day has a bit of excitement! I hope the rest of the readathon goes smoothly for you. Happy Reading!

Florinda said...

It helps to have light when reading at night - hope your power stays on, and good luck with the remainder of the Readathon!

Melanie said...

I hope you're enjoying the read-a-thon. Happy reading! =)

Anonymous said...

Oh dear. What weather you've had. Sounds like us a few times this month! Yikes. Keep up the fab work you are doing! :D

Liyana said...

You go, girl!