My Readathon Post!

This will serve as my official Dewey's 24 hour readathon post:

So, it is one o'clock here and I definitely got off to a slow start this morning, but I am participating and work will still be there tomorrow, I'm sure.  This morning, I've finished the two books that I was reading:

Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (27 pages)
Stewart O'Nan, Last Night at the Lobster (47 pages)

The copy of Frankenstein I have is pretty dense (lots of words on each page) and so it took a while, but I feel accomplished in finishing something.  So, I'm off to do a little cheerleading and to check out the challenges while I eat my tasty tamale lunch.  Happy reading!

1:28 p.m.

Music Bath Challenge: Hosted by White Ink Drops
  1. What song does the book I’m reading right now remind me of? Frankenstein, unfortunately, gets this stuck in my head...
  2. What song does my favorite book remind me of?  My favorite book is Don DeLillo's White Noise and there is no song that I associate with it; however, I might choose something by James Blake.
  3. Can I find a connection between one of my favorite songs and a story I like? I love Sufjan Stevens lately, although I have a lot of trouble committing to a favorite song.  However, what I like about Sufjan's songs is that they are stories; very literary on their own.  Like this one:

4:08 p.m.

Still going, although I could be more focused. I stopped to do some work emails and they took about 45 minutes:( And then I fell asleep. Oops. So, I've read about 60 pages of Miss Peregrines, and here is the trailer for the trailer mini-challenge:

5:41 p.m. and 100 into Miss Peregrine's, and getting ready to eat a noodly stir fry that my hubby is making.

And doing the mid-event survey:

Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now?
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

2. How many books have you read so far?
I finished the two that I was reading when I started.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
I'm just hoping to finish the one I'm reading, but then I'm not even sure what I'll start.  I keep getting distracted by books not in the pile.

4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?
Nope.  I'm just ignoring the work that is building up.  There's always tomorrow...

5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
Sure.  But I like interruptions.  My mom has been out of town for a week, so it was nice to see her.

6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
I'm surprised how many bloggers are participating.  It's totally awesome.

7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Nope.  I think it rocks.

8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?
I might try to have more work done, so I'm not distracted by the thought of it.

9. Are you getting tired yet?
I'm always tired:)

10. Do you have any tips for other Readers or Cheerleaders, something you think is working well for you that others may not have discovered?
I really like keeping all my readathon stuff in a single post.  That is totally working for me.

11:46 p.m.  I finished Miss Peregrine's and I think I'm going to call it a night, right after I post for the pet challenge.

Pet Love Mini-Challenge:
My puggies spent most of the day today with me, and they were mostly a help.  I love to cuddle up with them and read a book.  The only problem is that when they cuddle with me, they make me all warm and sleepy, so they can definitely lead to napping.

Here they are (in last years Halloween costumes):


  1. I've wanted to try the O'Nan book for quite a while now. Must remember to write it on my wish list.

  2. Hope you're having fun!

    Happy reading!

  3. Here's a cheer for you! Happy Readathon!! :D

  4. Happy reading from me!!

    Rah Rah Rah, the cheer team was here!!

  5. I think naps are essential to the Read-A-Thon. It helps to reset so you can keep going. Happy Reading!

  6. wow that's a whole lot of reading! Good luck! :)

  7. Yay! I also was in the midst of reading Frankenstein when the read-a-thon started! I was very surprised by how UNLIKE the movie it was, and by how much I really liked it! Miss Peregrine's Home is definitely a great read-a-thon pick! Keep having fun!

    Rah! Rah! Shish! Boom! Bah! Reading books will take you far!

  8. Hello there, still on board? I hope you are deep in a book and enjoying it!

  9. Great entry!! I'm sure you will able to complete your book reading because pages are not huge of amount. By the way like your post.

    New Songs


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