Saturday, October 9, 2010

Readathon Update 1

Oh, I am starting out so slowly.  Of course, I wasn't planning on reading the entire 24 hours, but I'm disappointed at my progress.

This morning I did read about 25 pages of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies -- our discussion was at 11 a.m. and I still wasn't finished.  Honestly, though, I was really just skimming the Jane Austen parts and looking for the ultraviolent zombie mayhem to see how Seth Grahame-Smith worked it into the novel, so it's not as if I was missing much. I didn't get around to making zombie cupcakes, much to the chagrin of my daughter, but I'll work on that tomorrow.

I still haven't finished it -- I had about 50 pages to go, but somehow I didn't think it would be appropriate to read during lunch!  Instead, I started Ella Minnow Pea, which I really enjoyed.  But I got sidetracked by a nap and you know how that goes.  I did finish it after my nap, and one of my goals was that half of the books I read today would be from my shelves, not all library books, so that's good.

And of course my daughter Cecelia is on a roll!  Of course, she didn't attend book group or take a nap.

Progress so far:

Karen's Books:

Pages read:  232
Books finished: 1
Books finished from my shelves: 1
Library books finished: 0

Cecelia's Books:

Pages read: 1,499
Books finished: 6
Books finished from her shelves: 5
Library books finished: 1

Well, I am well rested and something of a night owl, so I hope to make good progress tonight.  Plus, juvenile lit and graphic novels await!  Should make up some lost time.  I was hoping to read five books for the Readathon, so if I finish P&P&Z, I'll count that towards my books for donations event though I didn't start it today.


  1. Here’s your Midway Cheer:

    Readathon-ers ready
    Readathon-ers set
    Readathon-ers reading now
    No way you can stop yet!

    Great job!

    It's not how you start, it's how you finish! Enjoy!

  2. 1, 2, 3, 4
    Hope your book isn’t a bore
    5, 6, 7, 8
    And your readathon is going great!

  3. Wow look at Cecilia's progress!! :D I'm glad to see you posting Karen!! I was worried you hadn't gotten to participate after all!

  4. Connolly-Ahern and Soft Drink -- thanks for the cheers!! They are so encouraging!

    Amanda -- isn't she a speed-reader? Of course they're juvenile books, and rereads, but I'm counting them anyway. And I'm definitely not giving up. It'll be a half-marathon, but I'll do my best. Next year I'll plan better.


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