Saturday, April 25, 2015

The 24 Hour Readathon: The First Twelve

Hour 12 Update
Hi again! How is everyone doing halfway through?

I took a break to eat dinner with the kids, give a bath to the little girl, and get the kiddos to bed. I'm back to get in a few more great hours of reading!

Read So Far:
323 pages

Tiger Lily
292 pages

174 pages

Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now?
Nothing. I just finished a book! 2. How many books have you read so far?
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
I think Saga. Everyone seems to be completely smitten. 4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
Well, I have these two small children who happen to live with me because they are in fact my children. So they interrupt somewhat, but the husband has been wonderful about keeping them occupied most of the time. 5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
It feels like it is moving very quickly and very slowly at the same time!

Hour 9 Update

Hello fellow Readathoners! I finished book #2 - Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson. I'm currently snacking on some chocolate and trying to decide on my next read. It might be The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage. Or I might dip into The Best American Short Stories of 2013. Or try Glaciers. Or...I really have no idea! I guess you will have to check back later to find out. 

Hour 6 Update

We are 1/4 of the way through, everybody! Woohoo! Right now, baby girl is sleeping and D went to run some errands with his dad and hopefully bring back lunch. 

Here are the books David has read so far:

With six books and 754 pages already completed, I think he is kicking my butt!

Here is what I've read so far:
323 pages

Tiger Lily
236 pages read

Food: One banana chocolate chip muffin, one pear

Drinks: One cup of coffee, three glasses of water

Looking forward to: finishing this book and dinner in the crockpot (Easiest dinner ever - throw some chicken breasts, can of corn, can of black beans, and jar of salsa in crockpot. Cook on high 3-4 hours at least. Stir in cream cheese until incorporated. Eat with tortilla chips. Yum!)


Here is my picture for the Four Seasons, Four Books challenge!

Hour 1

I'm here guys, I'm here!! (Runs in, awkwardly clutching a laptop and a stack of books)

I got a bit of a late start, but I'm here and I'm ready to read! This year, I think I shall be joined on and off by the intrepid small readers of the family. I'm excited to see what they pick to read today too. 

Without further ado, the opening meme:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
The lovely state of New Jersey and my somewhat messy home (see two small children)

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
I started reading Seconds the other night as I tried to decide which book to read first. Let's just say it almost didn't make it to the Readathon.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
I'm excited to try my homemade banana chocolate chip muffins, but I also bought some pretty yummy looking chocolate covered pretzels for later...

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
Let's see. I will be turning 28 tomorrow. I love chocolate and peanut butter. I'm currently sitting comfy in bed, adorned with a purple dress-up necklace from my little guy (An early birthday present).

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
I don't know that I will do much differently today. I think I've got the hang of letting this wonderful day work out as it will! 

Happy Readathon, everyone!!


  1. An early happy birthday! And kudos to you for bringing in the little guys for the readathon!

  2. Happy Birthday a day early! I am cheering you on with Mr. Popper's team! I have had my boy do the read-a-thon with me in the past. We made a day of it!

  3. Happy early Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful time this weekend! #TeamMrPopper

  4. Happy almost birthday!! Seems like a great way to celebrate :) Happy reading!

  5. Happy early birthday! The readathon is a great way to celebrate it :)

    Happy reading!

  6. Happy birthday for tomorrow! Your snacks sound yummy. Anything with chocolate is great! :)

  7. Happy birthday tomorrow! Happy reading! #TeamPopper

  8. Looks like you are having a greatread-a-thon! I would take my little kicking my butt!

  9. Cheering you on from Texas! Sounds like things are going well and honestly, isn't everything better with cream cheese and salsa? LOL

  10. Irene from Team Mr. Popper here. I hope you're enjoying the readathon so far. Please remember that it's all about having fun, so if you feel more like snacking than reading, then go ahead. This event is the perfect excuse for snacking!
    I'm sure you'll reach your goal. You can do this!

  11. It looks like you're having a fantastic Readathon so far! Keep on keeping on and remember that #TeamPopper is rooting for you!

  12. Sounds like your read-a-thon is going well! And I love that you have the little ones involved! :)

    I've also made that exact crockpot recipe, and it is delicious!

    Good luck with the rest of the read-a-thon!

  13. It's hour 15. It's time to shake it all up, and maybe change the reading material for something lighter, faster, easier, funnier. You've earned it. Go for a graphic novel, a comedy, a poem, a book of verse, anything, but make a change, just for a few pages or chapters. Oh... and now is the time for one of those super snacks you've been saving! ;-) #TeamMrPopper

  14. Tiger Lily and Glaciers have such pretty covers! Congrats on making it this far, I hope you're still enjoying your readathon!

  15. Looks like you've gotten a lot of reading done. Hope you have time for some more. Go, read, win! #TeamPopper

  16. Happy birthday! What better way to celebrate than to stay up half the night reading and completely crash the next day? ;) Hope you have a great rest of your read-a-thon and a wonderful birthday as well!