Book Events & Blog Events, Challenges

Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon: Hours 9-12

Book(s) read since last update:
None finished

Thoughts on current read:

Still reading The Amber Spyglass.  It’s getting a bit better and my reading speed is picking up (I think that’s because of Kim sending me some speed reading magic!  Thanks, Kim!).  I only have about 40 more pages to read in it until I hit my goal.  Then I’ll most likely move on to another book.

Total books read so far:
None finished

Pages read since last update:
73.  Getting better!

Total pages read so far:

Amount of time spent reading since last update:
2 hours, 20 minutes

Total time spent reading so far:
5 hours, 5 minutes

Mini-challenges completed (running total):
Opening Event Meme
Oldies But Goodies @ A Literary Odyssey
Turn to Page @ Reflections of a Bookaholic
Mid-Event Survey

Other participants I’ve visited (running total):
Abducted by Books
On the Wings of Books
Midnight Book Girl
The Fake Steph Dot Com
KT’s Reading Rainbow
Books Devoured
Books, Biscuits & Tea
The Betty and Boo Chronicles
Too Fond
Bonjour, Cass!

Prizes I’ve won:
Woohoo!  I won a door prize in hour 5!  Sweet!

Official Read-a-Thon page

I adapted this template from Irish at Ticket to Anywhere.  Thanks, Irish!

I’ll go ahead and do the Mid-Event Survey on this post:

1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?

I’m doing okay.  Got a bit sleepy in this past hour, and I definitely need some dinner soon.  But my reading speed has picked up finally!  Yay!

2) What have you finished reading?
I haven’t finished any books yet.  My only goal for today was to get through Chapter 26 of The Amber Spyglass.  I’m about 40 pages shy of that right now, so yay!  I don’t think I’ll be finishing anything today, unless I just decide to go ahead and keep chugging through The Amber Spyglass.  Which is doable, but I’m thinking about starting another book shortly.

3) What is your favorite read so far?
Well, since I’ve only read The Amber Spyglass so far, that’d be it!  It has been really hard for me to get into though, but it seems like it’s getting better!

4) What about your favorite snacks?
I had a great lunch but the only snack I’ve had so far has been 2 Hostess Ding Dongs.  Totally snack of champions!

5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love
Yes, I have!  I’ve visited a few new ones (well, new to me!) so far and they are:


  1. Bittner

    October 14, 2012 at 12:43 am

    My favorite snack so far as been Fun Dip. Ding Dongs are good but they don't turn your tongue green!

  2. Lisa (Lisa's World of Books)

    October 14, 2012 at 12:59 am

    Happy Half way!

    I hope you are having a great readathon!


  3. Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books

    October 14, 2012 at 4:41 am

    I'm so glad you got my speed magic!! I've been sending out vibes to all my fellow readers!

    Good luck hitting your goal in The Amber Spyglass!

  4. fakesteph

    October 15, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    I used to love finding new blogs through readathon. Now I try to focus on reading.

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