Saturday, October 12, 2013

DEWEY'S 24 HOUR READATHON: HOURS 9-12

Finished!

 Made it outside to read for a little while.
Hour 10: favorite book trailer. See below.

  Fulfilling the mini challenge.
Hour 11: self portrait. See above.

My sister dropped by with a much appreciated Cherry Coke.
Hour 12Mid-point survey
1. How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired? So far so good. I am used to waking up early for work so that wasn't so bad and I spent half of the day working on an audiobook so my eyes are still good to go.
2. What have you finished reading? Storm Front and How to Get Into the Twin Palms
3. What is your favorite read so far? Too hard to choose! Storm Front is a re-read (love it) although the first time I read it in print not audiobook. I heard good things about James Marsters narration and I was not disappointed. I loved How to Get Into the Twin Palms too. I recommended it to my sister as soon as she walked though the door.
4. What about your favorite snacks? I haven't really been snacking, but I did have In-N-Out for lunch and that was absolutely delish. 

DEWEY'S 24 HOUR READATHON: HOURS 5-8

Getting some knitting done while my hands are free.

Taking a break from Storm Front to start How to Get Into the Twin Palms.

I am trapped on the couch by a dog sleeping on my haunch.
Hour 7: mad libs
Original paragraph from Storm Front by Jim Butcher:
The new mailman's grin vanished, replaced with a scowl.He passed over the clipboard to let me sign for the mail (another late notice from my landlord), and said, "You're a nut. That's what you are." He took his clipboard back and said, "You have a nice day, sir."
Mad libs paragraph:
The delicate mailman's knight vanished, replaced with a trouble. He passed over the rice to let me wash for the quicksand (another acoustic notice from my dog), and said, "You're a paper. That's what you are." He took his rice back and said, "You have a belligerent body, sir."
I am woefully unprepared snack-wise so I went out to get lunch.

DEWEY'S 24 HOUR READATHON: HOURS 1-4

The pile of books
Hour 1Starting line survey
1. What fine part of the world are you reading from today? San Diego, CA, USA
2. Which book from your stack are you most looking forward to? How to Get Into the Twin Palms
3. Which snack are you most looking forward to? Somehow the read-a-thon snuck up on me so I did not prepare. I have no snacks! I plan on getting In-N-Out at some point though and that is going to be delicious.
4. If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what's one thing you'll do differently today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? Last time I did a modified version so this time I am most looking forward to seeing how I hold up in hours 18-24. My guess is I will barely make it.

Tea is a requirement this early in the morning.

I have been sticking to an audiobook all morning so I can do some chores and because it is too early to use my ojos for reading. 

 Breakfast

Friday, October 11, 2013

DEWEY'S 24 HOUR READATHON: GOALS


Books to Read
1. Storm Front by Jim Butcher (narrated by James Marsters)
2. Why Read Moby Dick? by Nathaniel Philbrick
3. The Gates by John Connolly
4. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
5. Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs

6. How to Get Into the Twin Palms by Karolina Waclawiak
7. The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
My Goals
time spent reading: I don't know how far into the nighttime hours I am going to make it, but I plan on reading from the start time until I can't keep going anymore. I plan on taking some breaks for napping and general life stuff that I have to get to.

books: I am not setting a goal for what I want to finish. I am just going to pick up whatever I am in the mood for and try to stick to the list above. I barely got any reading done in September so I will be happy with whatever I get through.


other: Take a picture every hour and complete ten mini challenges.