Dewey's Read-a-thon – 9 October 2010


Prospero's Daughter by Nancy Butler

Title: Prospero’s Daughter
Author: Nancy Butler
Time Started: 2:00PM
Time Finished: 11:20PM
Number of Pages: 232
Breaks?: Yes. Two of them. 3:30PM to 4:45PM (dinner); 8:00PM to 9:30PM (attempted to get on-line)
First Line: He was going to have to kill Ronald Palfry.

It’s a good thing I hadn’t planned to be on-line much this time. Thanks to the spastic nature of my internet connection, I couldn’t get back on-line since the previous update.

I’ve finished two books so far. I’ve decided not to start a third book. Instead, I’ll just pick up where I left off with Bayou Moon. I’ll see if I can read a chapter or two before turning in for the night.

And though I wasn’t on-line much, I do appreciate the cheerleaders stopping by. 🙂


Untameable RogueMB

Untameable Rogue by Kelly Hunter

Title: Untameable Rogue
Author: Kelly Hunter
Time Started: 8:00 AM
Time Finished: 12:45
Number of Pages: 185
Break?: Yes. Took one between 9:45AM and 10:20AM
First Line: Madeline Mercy Delacourte quite liked looking at near-naked men.


UPDATE #1: Hour 1 Challenge

Where are you reading from today? The couch in the living room.

3 facts about me … I moved to Kentucky in July. I work for the US Army. I have a large collection of book covers.

How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours? Fifteen books

Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)? At least two books, but I think I will end up reading three.

If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time? It definitely helps if you plan ahead. Nothing major: handy snacks, easy-to-make meals or delivery.


Initial Post:  This year, I’m more prepared. I’ve moved into my own place (again, yay!), so there shouldn’t be any interruptions from other people (unless they call); I’ve stocked up on snacks and beverages; I’m scheduling a pizza delivery for dinner! I’ve written out a schedule, too: when to take breaks, when to stop for meals, etc. I will post updates, as I can, in this post. My internet connection is still spazzy, so. . .it might not even be up during the time I allotted for updates.

A few  of things:

  • I haven’t finished Bayou Moon, but I’m putting it aside and start with a fresh book, preferably shorter.
  • The most recent update will be on top, so you don’t have to scroll down to see if I’ve updated since last time, and I’ll number the update.
  • My goal: Two books (not counting Bayou Moon)
  • My list of potential reads can be found here.

Happy Reading!!


Dewey's Read-a-thon – 9 October 2010 — 13 Comments

  1. (Non)traditional Buddhist readathon blessing:

    Just as the books fill the shelves,
    Pile together on the floor and stack up on the table
    So may the joy of the readathon
    Flow forth to brighten your day and lift your spirit.
    Books already read, books in progress and books yet to be read.

    By the power of every word on the page
    May your book be delightful,
    As scary as Lovecraft’s Cthulhu
    Or as sweet as a box of See’s candy.

    Let the power of the images evoked by words
    Keep you stay awake long through the night
    May no obstacle impede
    Your day filled with books.

    For all of those who are reading today
    Who follow in the path of Dewey
    May your day be filled with the four blessings
    Of fabulous books, tasty snacks, comfy chairs and joy.

  2. The party’s starting to pop
    And you’re already having fun.
    Don’t let the momentum stop
    And get some reading done!

    185 pages is FANTASTIC!! Great job.

  3. A thought to mull over: “The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.” — John Greenleaf Whittier

    Enjoy your reading!

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