Halfway Through Hour 12

Which is actually hour 14 for me – over halfway done and going pretty strong!   I’m still at my inlaws as they play with Daniel.  I’m not getting nearly as much reading done as I would if I was at home alone, but a lot more than I would if someone else wasn’t playing with the baby, so overall it is definitely good.  This wasn’t the most productive of reading stretches for me, but I finished another book so I can’t really complain.  Plus I got to read Daniel a shiny (literally) new Halloween book, which I am including in my stats.

Since the last check-in:

Time elapsed: 3.5 hours

Books Read:   Once Was Lost by Sarah Zarr, Where Men Win Glory by Jon Krakauer (audio) and Where’s Baby’s Halloween Pumpkin

Pages Read: 225

Time Spent Reading: 2 hours plus 15 minutes of audio

Books Finished: 2 – Once Was Lost by Sarah Zarr, and Where’s Baby’s Halloween Pumpkin

Cumulative:

Time elapsed: 13.5 hours

Books Read: Confessions of a Slacker Mom by Muffy Mead-Ferro, Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi, The King’s Rose by Alisa M. Libby,  The Black Stallion Returns by Walter Farley, Once Was Lost by Sarah Zarr, Where Men Win Glory by Jon Krakauer (audio) and Where’s Baby’s Halloween Pumpkin

Pages Read: 1002

Time Spent Reading: 6 hours, 50 minutes plus 15 minutes of audio

Books Finished: 6 – Confessions of a Slacker Mom by Muffy Mead-Ferro, Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi, The King’s Rose by Alisa M. Libby,  The Black Stallion Returns by Walter Farley, Once Was Lost by Sarah Zarr, and Where’s Baby’s Halloween Pumpkin

I have to say, I like how Where’s Baby’s Halloween Pumpkin inflates my stats, making it look like I finished one book for each 70 minutes or so of reading time.

11 comments to Halfway Through Hour 12

  • You’re cranking out some amazing reading there! Good work :-) Have fun!

  • I have Persepolis 2 in my reading stack.

  • You’re doing great. In a little while I’m going to have to read children’s books to my kids too! What did you think of Persepolis? Happy reading!
    .-= Vasilly´s last blog ..Readathon: 2nd update =-.

  • You are still going strong; I will check back later. keep it going!

  • A book is a book right? Impressive totals! I hope you keep it up for the rest of the readathon. Happy Reading!

  • Congrats on finishing another book!

  • Wow! Doing an impressive amount of reading. Congratulations on what you’ve read so far. Kids books count too. Have fun!

  • Congratulations. I like how you have an audio book worked in there too. Keep up the gook work. We are more than half way through the event and you seem to be holding up great.

  • Sounds like you have had a lot of fun so far. Congrats on all the books finished!

  • Wow! You’re doing great :)

  • 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!