Saturday, April 25, 2015

Dewey's Opening Meme and Updates

deweyleafIt's almost time for Dewey to start. I'm a little tired. It's a little before 5am here. I can't seem to put coherent sentences together. 

Opening Meme:
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? I am reading from Eastern Oregon, USA. 
 2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? I don't know. I will most likely start with Hunted by Kevin Hearne. I'm about ten pages into it and thought I would finish it.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? I have come down with a cold. Nothing sounds good this morning.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I'm married and have four children. I have to work 3 hours today. It is the only time I will not be participating. I will be taking along a audio book. I might be able to listen to it a little on my short commute.
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 might see what's happening on twitter. I have never participated in that way.

Hour 2
6466554Reading: The Runnning Man by Richard Bachman aka Stephen King
Pages Read: 46
Food: Oats and More Cereal
Thoughts: I wasn't planning on reading this book but, I couldn't turn the light on in my bedroom. My husband was still sleeping. So I chose a book I had on my kindle. Liking it so far. It's better than I was expected.  

Hour 4
Reading: The Running Man by Richard Bachman
Pages Read: 54
Total Pages:100
Food: None
Thoughts: I have to be at work in 15 minutes. I need to start getting ready.  
Hour 10 
Reading: The Running Man
Pages Read: 57
Total Pages Read: 157
Food: Funyuns, gummy bugs, 1 chicken strip, and a granola bar.
Thoughts: I had to work so I haven't read as much as I would have liked. I would like to finish this book by hour 12.
Hour 12
 Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now? The Running Man by Richard Buchman
2. How many books have you read so far? Almost done with 1. I had to work
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? I think I will read Envy by Gregg Olson
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Yes, I had to work. I wasn't happy but, I forgot to take the day off.
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? Nothing has surprised me yet. However, we are only half way through

Hour 14
 Finished-Running Man by Richard Bachman
Total Pages Read-241
Food-A Mountain Dew and a TV Dinner. They both tasted awful. My cold has changed my taste buds.
Thoughts- I can't wait to start my next book.

Hour 17
Reading: Envy By Gregg Olsen
Pages Read: 92
Total Pages: 333
Food: Chocolate bar with almonds
Thoughts: I don't know if I like this book yet.

Hour 20
Reading Envy
Total Pages Read-107

My cold is making me quit. It is a little after midnight here and I just can't keep my eyes open even long enough type out the few words I want to say. If my grammar is atrocious I'm sorry. This is my 5th Dewey and this will be the first time I didn't stay up the whole time. I cheered but, not as much as I would have liked.

Have fun and enjoy all you have to read.


  1. Happy Reading! I hope your cold gets better!

  2. I'm enjoying my book so far and laying around isn't upsetting my cold all that much.

  3. I've only been to Oregon once, but I want to return for the Shakespeare festival some day. Hope you're having an amazing readathon!

  4. Hope you are feeling better and hope your workday isn't too long.

    Enjoy the readathon & happy reading from #TeamSherlock!

  5. Stephen King is definitely a good choice for the read-a-thon in my opinion. It sounds like you are doing pretty well so far. Keep up the great work and READ, READ, READ!


  6. Working and reading during a Readathon is a challenge! Hope you're enjoying Envy or, if not, you've moved on to a better book.