Saturday, October 9, 2010

Read-a-thon Hour 6

I'm getting tired! It might be time to pick up a graphic novel soon... although Mockingjay is hard to put down... Sigh. What do I do?

Title of book(s) read since last update: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Number of books read since you started: two finished - Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan, A Short Guide to a Happy Life by Anna Quindlen and one started - Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Pages read since last update: 48
Running total of pages read since you started: 261
Amount of time spent reading since last update: 60 minutes
Running total of time spent reading since you started: 3 hours 40 minutes
Mini-challenges completed: the Hour 1 memeBack-in-the-Day Children's Book Mini-Challenge, Show me the books
Other participants you’ve visited: None this past hour
Prize you’ve won: none (yet!)


Trish @ Love, Laughter, Insanity said...

261 pages? Fantastic!

Anonymous said...

You're doing great! Mockingjay is perfect for the read-a-thon!

Suey said...

Yes, that is fabulous. I've only read 100 now... but that means I finally finished my 1000 page book that I've been working on for a month! :)

Anonymous said...

You did 261 pages in less than 4 hours of reading? I am in awe!

Keshalyi said...

I am not in the readathon this year, but wanted to say - I sympathize! Don't lose heart, about 6 or 7 hours I got REALLY tired - sort of that point in the day, where my brain said 'wait a second, this isn't my normal rhythm, why am I reading so much without stopping?" :) It's not a sign of doom or anything - I hit good long wind an hour or two later, and then coasted into the middle of the night, so, hang in there! :)
i don't know if this works for you, but two things I wish I'd tried last time:
1) Go read for a while while taking a walk. Around the living room doesn't count, it doesn't fool your brain enough :)
2) Get an audio book and listen to it for a while, to sort of rest your eyes. If you don't have one, there are some good free ones at - I recommend the 'Silas Marner' one, because I love the reader for it :)

Anyway, that's probably no help at all, but HANG IN THERE :).

Lisa said...

I'm so jealous of all you readers! 261 pages is huge! Exclamation points!

Take a little break, have a snack, it's not about reading every single moment, but about treating yourself to a day of reading.

Vasilly said...

You're doing great! Take a small break from Mockingjay if you feel the need to. Cheering you on!