Saturday, October 17, 2015

24 Hour Readathon Fall 2015: The First Twelve


Hour 10 Check-In:

The books:
Tables in the Wilderness: A Memoir of God Found, Lost, and Found Again 
 119 pages read

Submerged (Alaskan Courage, #1) 
119 pages read

Food: Husband brought me a turkey club and fries for lunch. I may have snacked on some Pirate's Booty while he cooks dinner. Yum! 

Drinks: More water and a second cup of coffee

Cheering: I think I'm almost all of the way through Team Beech, so I may see if I can take a second trip through everyone's Twitter accounts. 

Up next: It's almost dinner time, followed by bedtime for the kiddos. I'm not sure how much reading will get done in the next two hours or so. After that though there will be more reading, perhaps in the tub, and then a break for Doctor Who!

How goes your readathon, friends??     

 Hour 5 Check-In:
Hello friends! How are your books? And your snacks? Are you still in pajamas? (I totally am. There is no shame in this game.)

 Here are my books so far:

375 pages; finished!

Food: A muffin and an apple. I know, it's so healthy and boring so far. The good snacks will come out later!

Drinks: 1 cup coffee, 1 1/2 glasses of water 

Cheering: I'm making my way through the Team Beech list and I've cheered for about 30 readers so far. 

Up Next: It's time for book #2! I think I'm going to try one of my own books, since I just finished a library book.      

 Mini-challenge: Cover Escape!


Hour 1

It's time for the opening meme!

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? I am reading in the lovely state of NJ, where fall has definitively taken up residence with chilly mornings and changing leaves.

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Oh gosh. I'm excited for Dumplin'. And Ms. Marvel. And Yes Please. Really, all of them!

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? I bought some of those Milano cookies with the pretzel pieces on them. I think they are going to be the snack winner.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself! Why is this always the hardest question? Freelance editor. Book blogger. Wife. Mama to two. Very snarky and until my allergy meds kick in this morning, very sniffly.

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 think I've got it down to a good rhythm. When you have two kiddos, you have to go with the flow to some extent.

Happy readathon, everyone!!


  1. Ms. Marvel!! I keep meaning to read that one. Hope you get in lots of great reading today! Wheeeeee!!! :)

  2. It looks so relaxing... a wonderful escape :)

  3. I had yogurt--but I've moved on to chocolate and green tea. I'm doing well so far with The Warden!

  4. I had to leave the house this morning and put on real clothes, but I was definitely back in my comfy clothes as soon as I could be. I love an excuse to spend a Saturday like that! :) Enjoy the rest of your readathon!

  5. Ooh, I'd love to get to Dumplin'. That sounds like a good one! It looks like you had a fun read-a-thon :)