Saturday, April 27, 2013

Read-a-Thon Update: Hour 15

This may go down as one of those infamous well, hell, I tried kinda Read-a-thons.

This ain't good, friends. Not good at all.

First, I overslept. Then, most of the afternoon was spent taking Betty to a dress fitting for a wedding she's in next month, and stopping at a consignment shop across the street to see how much they'd take for an entire bin of  her outgrown clothes. (The answer? $10.50. I pretended to be deliriously happy about that while swearing that next time, I'd just drop them off at Goodwill and save myself the freakin' hassle.)

Not to mention internally swearing about the TIME I WAS WASTING. I mean, didn't they know that TODAY was the READ-A-THON and I needed to read ALL THE BOOKS???!

And then my Read-a-thon spreadsheet vanished, so I can kind of only estimate the amount of time I've read. (I did manage to read for a bit this morning and this afternoon.Thank GOD.)

And then Betty needed my assistance for downloading some iTunes songs.

Which is what we were doing for the past half hour.

(The Husband is usually VERY accommodating of my Read-a-Thon days, mind you. It's just that he is recovering from a particularly nasty stomach virus and thus the food preparations and whatnot fell to me, diverting my attention from the day at hand.)

Meanwhile, at 10 p.m., IN HOUR 15 OF THE READ-A-THON, this pile of books is still SITTING here, MOCKING ME.

From top to bottom, here's what I had on deck for this Read-a-thon:

My Kindle (on which I am currently 65% of the way through Little Women)
Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots, by Jessica Soffer 
Joe Jones, by Anne Lamott
The Singer's Gun, by Emily St. John Mandel 
Not pictured is The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson, which I listened to in the car on the way to the dress fitting.

Total Pages Read (so far): 54 pages

Total Time Read: 3 hours 

Total Audiobook Time: 1 hour 

Everyone in this house is in bed now, so it's GAME. ON. PEOPLE.



I am ready to rock the books.

It's Hour 15.

Let's get this party started.

Who's with me?

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Janey Canuck said...

You are ready to ROCK this readathon! You'll do amazing over these next hours, I can feel it.

LBC said...

You can do it! I had a really un-productive read-a-thon last time, and I'm not doing great numbers wise this year, but I've been in it for most of the day, so that is an accomplishment.

Booksnyc said...

Hoping the rest of the readathon went well for you - sometimes life gets in the way, doesn't it?