Saturday, June 28, 2008

Eleventh hour (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) ~ REPORT and MINI-CHALLENGE

Title of book(s) I've been reading this hour (hourly # of pages):
..... Forgive Me ~ by Amanda Eyre Ward (15 pages)
..... Total pages this hour = 15 pages

Books I've read (or dipped into) since I started (total # of pages):
..... A Three Dog Life ~ by Abigail Thomas (182 pages)
..... Big Woods ("The Bear") ~ by William Faulkner (15 pages)
..... Memories, Dreams, Reflections ~ by Carl Jung (12 pages)
..... Rules Are Rules ~ by Julie Scandora (32 pages)
..... Forgive Me ~ by Amanda Eyre Ward (69 pages)
..... Total pages today = 310 pages

Comments about this hour:
..... I'm getting tired, so it's time to run hot water in the tub and relax with a good book. I do just happen to have several on hand, you know!

Time spent reading since my last post (and collectively):
..... 20 minutes (275 minutes = 5 hours + 5 minutes)

Other participants I've visited this hour:

Mini-challenge this hour:
..... Dewey's latest is a Mid-Event Survey. Answer these questions (though I've been answering some of these questions with every single update):
1. What are you reading right now?
..... Forgive Me ~ by Amanda Eyre Ward

2. How many books have you read so far?
..... I've completed two and read parts of three other books.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
..... Forgive Me ~ by Amanda Eyre Ward

4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?
..... No, I'm single and retired, so it's my usual kind of day, more or less.

5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
..... My sister-in-law called to let me know how my brother is doing after liver transplant surgery, but that took only five minutes ... plus the time it took to call my daughter.
..... My roommate came home from work and got on the computer about the time I would have posted this report, so it's almost time for the next one. I waited. After all, I've been on the computer (off and on) for over eleven hours now.

6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
..... That the hours are so short! I barely get into reading when it's time for another hourly report.

7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
..... No, but I'll remember to choose less challenging books that day.

8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?
..... See #7.

9. Are you getting tired yet?
..... Yes.

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?
..... No, not really. I'm just plugging along, trying now to stay away as it's almost midnight here in the Eastern time zone.


Dewey said...

I hope your brother is doing well after his surgery.

Lenore said...

yes, my mistake when I did my last timed challenge was choosing too many slow and demanding books!