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Hour 14

Title of book(s) read since last update: The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
Number of books read since you started: One
Pages read since last update: 54
Running total of pages read since you started: 453
Amount of time spent reading since last update: 40 minutes
Running total of time spent reading since you started: 365 minutes

Hoo boy. Off to my sister’s competition now, bringing along: The Subtle Knife, The Importance of Being Earnest, and The Giver. Hopefully I’ll take a decent chunk out of something there.

Must. . . read. . . more!! 😀

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Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now? The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman

2. How many books have you read so far? I’m working on my second book now. I know, so slow! :O

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Actually, I’m quite looking forward to reading The Subtle Knife. I just read the first book, obviously, so I can’t wait to see what happens next!

4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? Not really. I’m going to watch my sister’s competition in an hour or so, and other than that, I hadn’t had any plans for the whole day.

5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Gah, yes. My other sister was massively bored, and so she wanted me to play video games with her and watch TV with her (and she said I could read at the same time, but that is insanely hard to do, I don’t know if you know). So basically I haven’t gotten any reading done the past two or three hours, ish. Sad day!

6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? How little I’ve actually been able to read! I’m a pretty fast reader, but I haven’t really gotten much read yet. Which is disappointing, cause I was hoping for maybe four or five books, I guess. At this rate, I’ll be lucky to read three. Mayyybe four if I don’t sleep tonight at all.

7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Not really! I think it’s totally awesome! I would love to see more mini-challenges and things, I suppose.

8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? Read more!!

9. Are you getting tired yet? A little bit. I took a mini nap earlier, so I’m doing alright, but I’m going to have to take another one if I want to stay up and read into the wee hours.

10. Do you have any tips for other Readers or Cheerleaders, something you think is working well for you that others may not have discovered? Doubtful. . . Yeah, not really. Besides choosing an engaging book that you actually want to read and not wasting time on books that will bog you down. Read because you love to read, not so you can tell everyone at the end of the day that you did.

Hour 10!

Title of book(s) read since last update: The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
Number of books read since you started: One
Pages read since last update: 52
Running total of pages read since you started: 399
Amount of time spent reading since last update: 45 minutes
Running total of time spent reading since you started: 325 minutes

No idea which book I should start next, though. . . Actually, I think I’m going to take a bit of a break, take a shower, entertain my poor bored-to-death sister, and then get back into it. I feel like I’ve been hiding in a hole all day, haha.

Hour 9 Update. . .

Title of book(s) read since last update: Still chugging along on The Golden Compass
Number of books read since you started: Most of one
Pages read since last update: 66
Running total of pages read since you started: 347
Amount of time spent reading since last update: 50 minutes
Running total of time spent reading since you started: 275 minutes

I can’t believe it’s already been 9 hours, and I haven’t even finished one book yet! I thought I was a faster reader than this, lol. . . I supposed I did start kinda late, though. Anyway. Back to reading!!

Title of book(s) read since last update: Currently reading The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
Number of books read since you started: Half of one. . . Haha, oops? Better speed up a little.
Pages read since last update: 281
Running total of pages read since you started: 281
Amount of time spent reading since last update: 225 minutes
Running total of time spent reading since you started: 225 minutes

You know those really fun chocolates that have notes on the inside of the wrapper? They’re like fortune cookies. Except you can actually eat them. Mmmm. . . tasty.

Anyway, this post does in fact have a point. I completed another goal! I know, I know, enough with the fanfare. I’m completing lots of goals, but it’s still exciting! Hint about which goal I completed: my dentist will love me.

. . .

That’s right. I’ve been flossing every day for a month!!! I think my teeth actually look a little bit whiter and cleaner in general, too. This is definitely something I’m going to be continuing, but I’m going to need to go and buy more floss soon. I’m almost out of my last. . . roll? What do you call a container for floss? No matter. Goal #13 complete!

Also, I’ve begun my fitness training program. I basically got it from a book called The Beginning Runner’s Guide or The Beginner’s Guide to Running or something like that. The book is in my bag. All the way across the room. I’m so tired and lazy. . . lol. . . excuses! Anyway, so I started that. My first exercise was yesterday, and my next will be tomorrow. You’re supposed to do the exercises every other day, which works better for me. If I had to do it every day, I feel like I wouldn’t keep up with it as well. 

On a completely unrelated side tangent: I met Jean M. Auel today! She wrote Clan of the Cave Bear and the sequels. She’s such a nice lady, and lunch was delicious as well (we went out to lunch at a local seafood place; the calamari [aka squid] was surprisingly good). Also, dessert was basically a chocolate box filled with whip cream and raspberries. If that doesn’t sound like heaven on earth, well. I’ll just say it was reaaalllyy good. And leave it there. [For the Portland, Oregoners, we went to Jake’s Crawfish on 12th and Stark.]

Enjoy your weekends, lovelies!

Rae

In honor of V-day. . .

Or, in my case, T-day, as it will now forever be known. That’s right. I bought a thong! Four to be exact. It’s good timing too, because I don’t have many undergarments, if you know what I mean. So I also bought six boyshorts at the same time. They were on sale!! Woot. . . Anyway, so that means goal #59 Buy a thong is now complete! I’m discovering they are a little weird to get used to, though. 

Also, in honor of the Valentine colors, I started my period today.  

. . . sorry, that was probably TMI. . . 

So, “hallejuah,” I’m able to work on tracking my period. Excitement galore.

And that’s basically what I’m up to. Yay? =)

— Rae