Oct 24, 2009

Midway Meme

Ok, you're in for a group update.  Here's the skinny:

Anna from Diary of an Eccentric, after 12 hours, is still reading The Return by Victoria Hislop and she is not halfway through it.  She says, "I'm lazy and don't want to post.  Please forgive me."  Anna has yet to finish 1 book yet.  As for interruptions, "We're reading with a 9-year-old, what do you think?" she says.  LOL  Anna is tired and is looking forward to finishing The Return.  She is slowing down, though, or so she tells me.

The Girl is still reading Bone, but its the second book of Bone she's read today.  This one is called Bone:  Out From Boneville.  She says, "I've been switching between Bone and R.L. Stine."  She even had the privilege of using her mom's Book Buddy, and she likes adjusting the ribbons, so much so she was distracted for a bit.  Girl says that there have been interruptions for her too, like movies and playing with the dog.  She is far from tired and very energetic. [It must be the candy.]  She is looking forward to finishing Bone.  Mom says, "For a 9-year-old, she's doing well."

As for me, I have three books going right now:  More of Me Disappears by John Amen (poetry), Night of Flames by Douglas Jacobson, and Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris.  I'm looking forward to having one of these three read in the next hour, which will likely be the poetry book at this point.  Then I will concentrate on the other two.  I've only read one book so far, but should have a second book done soon.  There have been interruptions from good movies to The Girl (though not so bad) and time spent cooking to taking the dog out, which were all perfectly fine distractions for me.  I'm not tired yet, and can't wait to see how long I stay up actually reading, though there is that early yard sale in the morning...

We had some pork loin and corn for dinner and some guac and chips for dessert--not to mention the Halloween candy we've been snacking on.


Anonymous said...

Mmm your dinner sounds delicious. Especially the Halloween candy part!

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 :)

Ronnica said...

Keep up the reading!

Anonymous said...

Hi Anna!
Hi The Girl!
Hi Serena!

You all are doing great!! Keep it up!

Serena said...

Alitareads: I cannot believe we are halfway through, and I've only read two books!

Marg said...

Will be interested in hearing what you think of Night of Flames. I liked it when I read it!

Doing really well at readathon!

Michelle said...

Yummy! Way to hang in there! Over halfway through - keep it up!

She said...

love your dessert choice!

Anonymous said...

I'm back with a song for you all:

It's astounding, time is fleeting
Reading takes its toll
But listen closely, not for very much longer
You've almost met the goal

I remember doing the Read-a-thon
During those moments when
The blackness would hit me and sleep would be calling
Let's do the readathon again...
Let's do the readathon again!

It's just a book in your hand
And then a flip of the page
With your eyes on the words
You let your mind engage
But it's the cheerleaders that really drive you insane,
Let's do the readathon again!

Your book is dreamy, or hot and steamy
It stars a banshee, or no one at all
It’s in another dimension, there’s no comprehension
Oh no, there’s none at all
With a bit of a page flip
You're suddenly on a space ship
And nothing can ever be the same
You're strung out on cookies, you sound like a Wookie
Let's do the readathon again!

Well I was strolling through the bookstore just havin’ a look
When what should I espy but my next book
It shook me up, it took me by surprise
It had a sale tag and Care gave it 5 pies.
It lured me in and I felt a change
Time meant nothing, never would again
Let's do the readathon again!

Wrighty said...

What a great idea to read together! It's a Read-a-Thon party! Hope you're having a great time. Keep up your strength with that Halloween candy too. Enjoy!

Eva said...

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!

lol @ breaking out the Halloween candy early!

avisannschild said...

Sounds like you're all having a good time! Enjoy the rest of the readathon!

Kailana said...

Fun post! Happy reading folks!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

The Girl is doing fantastic! Best wishes to the grand finale!

Nicole said...

3 books! Great idea to keep it interesting! Great work!

Trish said...

LOL--I think it's hilarious Anna is "too lazy" to post. :)

Hi Anna! Hi Girl! Hi Serena!

Let's go
Let's go, chip in, it's time to cheer,
It's simple, yell what you hear,
Go Reader Go,
Go Reader Go,
Fire up and scream,
Read Read!

Diane said...

You are really doing great! Isn't the time flying by? I am starting to feel exhaustion setting in, but blog-hopping is helping. Keep up the good work.

Toni said...

Great update.. Love it. keep on reading. !!!

Eva said...

You're so close now you can taste it! There's only one thing left to do: read! Read! Read! [and maybe dance a bit ;) )]

Lenore said...

Looks like you are all having fun!

Louise said...

Are you still around? Or sleeping and resting? No matter what, you've done great so far. Ready for the last stretch?! Come on. GO GO GO. Cheering for you from Copenhagen, Denmark.

Anna said...

Seriously, I couldn't bring myself to grab Serena's laptop and post. I was having enough problems concentrating on the 1 book I didn't finish during the readathon!

Thanks, Serena, for posting and including me in your updates.

And those cheerleaders were wonderful!!

Diary of an Eccentric

Bella said...

The readathon sounds like a lot of fun in your house with so many people reading. Hope you had a lot of fun with it :)