24 Hour Read-a-Thon

lg-new-readathonbutton-borderI’m going to try and update hourly, so here we go:

HOUR 1 – 7:00am

Books read: 0

Pages read: 0

I’m starting out easy this morning with a few of the Blazes that I haven’t caught up on yet. Only one kid is up so far and he is happily watching a movie. I’ll see how much reading I actually get done while hubby is at work and all three kids are home!

Hour 1 MeMe

Where are you reading from today? My home sweet home in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

3 facts about me … I have three children, have a love/hate relationship with scary movies, and love chocolate

How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours? 9, but some are very short

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)? I really want to make it the whole 24 hours this time. This is my third read-a-thon and I haven’t made it the whole 24 yet. I also want to catch up on all of my review books!

If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, Any advice for people doing this for the first time? Take cat naps or breaks…and drink lots of coffee!!

Hour 2 – 8:00am

Books Read – 0

Pages Read – 52

Very slow start today. All three kids are awake and I had to stop reading for breakfast time. I will start reading again at 9:00am, once breakfast is finished and cleaned up!

twitter-home_1256391673565Mini-Challenge – Wordlily’s trending topic on Twitter Challenge!

Here’s my screen shot of #readathon as a trending topic!

Hour 3 – 9:00am

Books read – O

Pages read – still a very small 52 (will be much more by hour 10 – I hope!)

Back to reading….

Also, check out this cool map of where all the readers are for the read-a-thon – map

Hour 4 – 10am

Books read – 1

Pages read – 211

I’m starting a new book this hour!! I’m reading another Blaze – POWER PLAY by Nancy Warren.

Hour 5 & 6 – 11am, 12pm

I won’t be reading for the next two hours. It is lunch time at casa book girl. Kids need to eat and I promised we would make ghost cookies, so gonna take some time off from reading to play with the little ones. At 1pm, I’ll be back and reading children books with my super-reader 6yo. He’ll be blogging about the books we read for that hour!!

Hour 7 – 1pm

This hour (or at least part of it) I’m reading with the book boy, my 6yo. He has picked out two books and so have I. We are going to read them together (with him doing most of the reading) and then I’ll get back to my book!

books read – 1

pages read – 241

Hour 8 – 2pm

books read (including children books) – 5

pages read – 386

Hour 7 was fun. The book boy and baby read several books with me. But now I’m back to grown-up books!! I hope to finish the book I’m reading now this hour, while the kids are taking their rest time. I have about 150 pages left, so I think I can do it! I’m also enjoying the ghost cookies the kids and I made earlier…they are delicious!

Hour 9 – 3pm

books read (including children books) – 5

pages read – 452

Almost finished my second adult book….really hope to start something new this hour! I took a snack break with the kids and played Thomas the Train for a bit last hour. It’s nice that the kids make me take these little breaks so I don’t get sleepy and my eyes aren’t getting tired yet. Now, for more reading…

Hour 9 – 4pm

books read (including children books) – 6!

pages read – 526

loads of laundry – 6 (Including sheets/blankets from everyone’s beds.)

loads of dishes – 1

(I put some of my other accomplishments for the day up there so I can remind myself that I’ve done more than just read – it has really been a pretty productive day!)

Finally finished adult book 2. Now time to finish dinner and feed the family. Then hubby will be home from work and I can read without interruptions for a while. Will be back during hour 10!

Hour 10 – 5pm-ish

Books read – 6

Pages read – 526

I am not really reading this hour. I ate dinner with the family (chicken parm, spaghetti, and garlic bread) and am now waiting on desert to cool (chocolate hot fudge cake), then I will get back to reading. My next book is going to be HEX IN HIGH HEELS by Linda Wisdom. Hubby is now home, so the rest of the night is for reading while he plays with the little ones!!

Hour 12 – 6pm

Books read – 6

Pages read – 526

This is the hour I really start reading. I’m going to read for an hour straight and see how many pages I can finish. I’ll be back to check in at 7:12

Hour 13 – 7pm

Books Read – 6

Pages Read – 626

HALFWAY!! I read 100 pages in the last hour which is about my average, so I feel like I’ll get a lot of reading done in the last half of the read-a-thon.

Mid-Event Survey:

1. What are you reading right now? HEX IN HIGH HEELS by Linda Wisdom

2. How many books have you read so far? 6 (Including 4 children books)

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? WICKED ALL DAY by Liz Carlyle – it will be my end of the read-a-thon book

4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? My whole day wasn’t free. Hubby had to work till 5pm, so I had kid duty. They were pretty cool about letting me read!

5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? When you have three kids interruptions happen all the time no matter what I’m doing. I just take care of whatever they need and then get back to reading.

6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? Nothing, yet!

7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Nope! Except maybe starting later, lol.

8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? I would love for a whole 24 hours to read without having to be Mom too. So next time, I plan on having my hubby make sure he is off of work.

9. Are you getting tired yet? A little.

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? Not really.

Hour 14 – 8pm

Books read – 6

Pages read – 684

My eyes are starting to get tired. I’m starting to set mini-goals for myself. If I make it till 10pm I get popcorn. If I make it till midnight I get some other sort of treat. I really do plan on staying up for the whole 24 hours….but we’ll see!

Hour 15 & 16 – 9pm and 10pm

Books read – almost 7

Pages read – 822

I’m still reading HEX IN HIGH HEELS, but only have about 20 more pages and then I’ll be moving on to MY FAVORITE WITCH by Lisa Pumley! I’m getting very sleepy, but haven’t crashed yet. I made it to 10pm, so it’s time for popcorn!!

Hour 17 – 11pm

Books read – 7!! (3 adult/4 children)

Pages read – 847

I finished another book!! HEX IN HIGH HEELS is a great read. I love this series by Linda Wisdom and had been anxiously awaiting Blair and Jake’s story. Next up is MY FAVORITE WITCH by Lisa Plumley. I am having such a great time reading. I love being able to clean off my shelves a little bit in one weekend!!

Hour 18 – 12am

Books read – 7

Pages read – 867

And I’m done. I really wanted to go longer, but my eyes are starting to have trouble focusing and I read only 20 pages in the last hour. So, I’m going to cuddle up with my hubby and go to bed. Good Luck to all of those readers out there that are pushing through to the end!

16 Comments on “24 Hour Read-a-Thon

  1. Such a great morning here in South Alabama, just the perfect time to grab that cup of coffee and read, read, read!!! So keep up the great reading and enjoy!!!
    the Transcendentalists team!

  2. Looks like you’re doing great! Can you believe we’re past the half way point of the ‘thon? It’s gone by so fast! I hope you’re still having fun – enjoy your remaining books 🙂

  3. I’m popping by to offer some cheering! Give me an R! Give me an E! Give me an A! Give me a D! What does that spell?! Read! Read! Read!

    Six books: you’re doing great! And let’s hope you make it until the end!

  4. It’s 11:00pm my time, I came by to see your progress again and it looks like your getting some Zzzzzzz. Lol. Sounds like it was still an enjoyable day.

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