Saturday, April 27, 2013

Dewey's Read-a-thon: Hour 12 Update

We're at the halfway point, and I've lost my partner in reading to her other social commitments. Before she had to abandon the read-a-thon, Kate read for another hour, which makes 2 for the day. It's not as good as her 7-hour total from last year, but better than no reading at all!

I considered doing Kirsten's Picture-It mini-challenge but figured that my reading spot was not exciting enough to photograph. Just as I was having this thought, my wonderful husband and older daughter Julia showed up at home with a lovely spring bouquet, with a card attached that said, "Congratulations on your read-a-thon." Even though they don't understand why I'd want to spend the entire day reading, they're quite indulgent about my read-a-thon activities. So now I have a reading spot worth photographing for the mini-challenge!

Since my last update, I finished Linwood Barclay's No Time for Goodbye, an excellent thriller that was very hard to put down. I also did some house chores while listening to the final 1.5 hours of an audiobook version of Jane Eyre. I'm having a hard time deciding which of my books to read next, but I think I'll go enjoy the excellent supper my husband had prepared before making my selection.

Paulina's progress:
Books finished: 1
Pages read: 339
Hours of reading: 4
Hours listening to an audiobook: 1.5
Hours of cheerleading: 2

Kate's progress:
Books finished: 0
Pages read: 200
Hours of reading: 2


  1. What a sweet gift from your husband and daughter. That really brightens up your reading spot--and hopefully spurs you to keep going!

  2. Wow! So nice of Todd and Julia! I must admit Joe's been quite supportive as well. We need to do some vacation planning, and I've pushed him off until after 8pm here, as the readathon will be over.