Saturday, April 10, 2010

Read-A-Thon Update: Hour 11 & 12

I am so confused on the hours now.  Time seems to be moving so fast!

What's new:
  • Sydney finally joined us!  She slept so much she still feels tired!  She managed, however, to complete The Little Prince and read with me for a bit from The Witches of Worm.
  • Randi completed Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
  • I entered another mini challenge with Nomad Reader.  This was a fun one!  It required going to Google Maps and placing a pin on the map where our current book's setting happens to take place.  The Master Puppeteer takes place in Feudal Osaka, Japan (12c. 19c.)  I didn't notice any other pins in that area on the map.
  • I also entered a Mini Challenge for Reading is Fundamental.  Although I missed the deadline, I thought this one was worthy whether I'm up for a prize or not.  I chose to spend some time reading with my 9-year old daughter.  I always love the chance to spend time reading together.  So this was a no-brainer.  We are reading The Witches of Worm.  It is a rather frightening, eerie tale, but we enjoy it nonetheless!  Reading with our kids is important!
Number of books read since started: still only partial of 2 books!  I will finish one soon.
Pages read since last update: 41 pgs
Running total of pages since started: 174 pgs
Amount of time spent reading since last update: 1 hour 15 minutes
Running total of time spent reading since started: 5 hours 30 minutes
Mini-challenges completed:  6
Other participants visited:  Reading with Tequila (A blog title after my own heart)
Prize you've won: Zip.  Zilcha.  Nada.  I'm loving the read-a-thon regardless!
What I've eaten/drank: Clementines and some water.
What I've been doing when not reading:
  • talking to my girls
  • showing Sydney my blog and how to become my follower
  • talking about Witches of Worm with Sydney 
  • seeing off Randy and Randi as they go off on a fabric/design hunt for Randi's puppet costume


  1. I love seeing my name in these blogs!! Like not a lot of people know me. Maybe I can get famous!! On blogs, I guess. This is probally the only blog I will get my name in!! hahaha!! Thanks mommy!!

  2. I love that you chose to read with your daughter for my RIFF mini-challenge.

    Which by the way you did not miss. Thru no fault of your own you ended up on last year's challenge post. I just figured out in the last half hour why I kept getting comments via email that weren't showing up on the challenge post all of which bemoaned missing out but willing to leave their link anyway.

    The links to the challenge were incorrect at the hub for the 2nd and 3rd hour of the challenge.

    There were seven of you led astray who yet persisted and as long as I find the RIFF link & a contribution on the theme you'll be included in the drawing.

    Read with Joy