Saturday, October 18, 2014

Dewey Opening Meme and Updates

deweyMy favorite Read-a-thon is getting ready to start. I thought I would begin a little early, 4:30, and get my first post out of the way before the Read-a-Thon officially starts for me at 5am(This is my 4th time). I usually all my preparations and goals a few days before the event but, unfortunately life happened. So here are my goals at least.

  1. Read 500 hundred pages. I'm starting out small this time. I signed up to Cheer! I'm excited.
  2. Visit all the blogs I'm assigned to at least once. I would like to do it twice but, I my team was assigned 75 blogs. I want to get some reading done to.
  3. Read 12 out of the 24 hours.
Opening Meme

National Geographic Tales of the Weird: Unbelievable True Stories1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? I'm reading from Eastern Oregon.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? I would like to finish my daughters book National Geographic Tales of the Weird by David Braun
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? It is so early 5:01am now(it started), nothing sounds good.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I have a hard time with this question every time. I think when I'm tired and first waking it up I just don't know what to say. I work part time. I love to read and play board games. I'm married and have four kids. I'm anxious to start reading. I'm easy going and have a lot of patience.
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? I have participated before and I signed up to cheer this year. I can't wait to get started.
Hour 4: 8:17am
Reading: Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith. I started reading Tales of the Weird to many big words for so early in the morning.
Pages Read: 67
Where: Living room couch and my bed
Food: Fruit loops, 1/4 apple, mini kitkat, and a handful of peach rings.
Feeling: Tired and frustrated. I am having trouble posting pictures.
Blogs visited: 8

Hour 8: 12:03pm
Reading: Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith.
Pages Read: 56
Total Read: 123
Where: Mostly the bed
Food: Peanut butter and jelly sandwich and  a glass of milk.
Feeling: Sleepy and anxious to keep reading.
Blogs visited:14
Total Blogs: 22 

Hour 12: 4:27pm
Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now? I'm reading Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
2. How many books have you read so far?I'm still working on the First
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? I have no idea what I will be reading after this.
4. Have you had many interruptions? Some how my house has become kid central. There are now 8 kids running around my house. How did you deal with those? I'm just starting to get annoyed
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? No surprises so far. I have cheered for bloggers without understanding a word on the page.

Pages Read: 94
Total Read: 217
Where: Bath and Bed
Food: Pizza and a Skor bar
Feeling: Pretty good with a slight head ache. The kids are loud.
Blogs Visited:15
Total Blogs:37

Hour 17: 9:16pm
Reading: Just finished Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter
Pages Read:126
Total Pages: 343
Where: Couch and Bed
Food: Bananas, Tomatoes. Now I know why I'm so hungry
Blogs Visited: 7 I think it's more.
Total Blogs: 44

Hour 23: 3:17am
Have a Little Faith: a True StoryReading: Have a little faith by Mitch Albom. I picked it because it doesn't have a lot of pages and the chapters are small
Books Finished: 1
Pages Read:62
Total Pages: 405
Where: My bed
Food: guacamole, chips, and pizza
Feeling: Determined to see the end of this read-a-thon. I want my bed badly.
Blogs Visited: I lost track
Total Blogs: Around 68. 

If you want to know more about this Read-a-Thon and maybe participate click HERE.


  1. I love eastern Oregon. My husband and I went rock hunting there a few summers back. Found lots of lovely rocks. So quiet and peaceful.

    Good luck today!

    If you need a little singing boost as you read along: Here's Singing My Way Through the Readathon!

  2. I plan on hunting up rocks one of these days.

  3. I couldn't quite drag myself out of bed this morning - the 5am start for the West Coast is a little early! Well done for getting up and at 'em on time! Good luck achieving your goals today, and I hope you have a great readathon!

  4. Wow, congratulations on starting so early! I don't think I could have done it :) Happy reading!

  5. Peanut butter and favorite!!!! I hope that you are having lots of fun with this read-a-thon! Keep up the GREAT work and HAVE FUN!!!!! Happy reading!