Saturday, October 18, 2014

Readathon: Update #1

Well, it's about 7.5 hours in and I'm loving this. It's such a great feeling to be back, enjoying this awesome readathon event with all of you!

I started with (and finished) Boxers by Gene Luen Yang and read the rest of The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey. Started and just finished Small Victories by Anne Lamott.  I've also been listening to Sarah Addison Allen's Garden Spells while reading blogs and scrolling through Twitter.

My husband had the child out for the morning -- guy date! -- but, quickly ran back home with a "readathon porch delivery" for me. Flowers from the farmers market and more coffee. The man knows the way to my heart. Let me read all day and deliver me coffee?? He's a keeper. They're heading back out soon for more fun, while I keep it parked here!

I did get outside for some exercise and audiobook listening. Walked to my library to pick up another graphic novel and when my book didn't want to cooperate, I listened to the awesome Read Aloud Revival podcast. I love that one and highly recommend checking it out!


Pages read: 814
Books finished: 3
Time spent reading/listening: 6 hours 35 minutes


Amy said...

I'm impressed! I always thought I was a fast reader until I read how much people could read during a readathon. :-)

Buried In Print said...

Wow: you are doing GREAT! And wasn't Boxers fantastic? (But I kinda want to reach into your photo and swap Boxers and Saints around so that the faces match up.) I want to say something about the story that I really wasn't expecting, but I don't want to spoil it for those who haven't read it (you probably know what I would say); in hindsight, I should have known that the story would develop in that way, but I read it on a recommendation and didn't think much beyond that before I started to read.

Happy read-a-thon-ing to you, and may you find many new favourites as you read along in the evening! (Cheering for you on behalf of Team Marquez.)

samantha.1020 said...

It sounds like you are doing GREAT so far!!!!! I think that a coffee delivery sounds absolutely fabulous :) What a great husband! Keep up the great work and have lots of fun!!!!!


Shaina said...

Shaina here with a little bit of cheer for you!

Your reading pace is downright intimidating - go you for getting through so many books! Also, your husband is definitely a keeper.

Happy RAT to you! :) #rahrahreadathon