Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon

Hey y'all. This is where I'll be updating my read-a-thon process during the day. Process at the beginning will nonexistent as we have a breakfast date and I won't be back for several hours (but hey, I don't have to cook breakfast so score!). When I get back I'll be updating this post every hour or so. (I know, some of you prefer to post individual posts. To each their own.)

8am-10am Read-a-thon Hours 1-2
Sassymonkey is AWOL, but probably mainlining coffee and looking for the fruit on the breakfast menu.

10am - 12pm Read-a-thon Hours 3-5
Sassymonkey still AWOL. It was a long breakfast. And then maybe she went bathing suit shopping. (Hey, I found one! Yay!)

1pm Read-a-thon hour 6, Sassymonkey start time
Starting A Tale of Two Cities. Got snacks and I'm ready to read. Let's go Dickens, let's go!

2pm Read-a-thon hour 7, SST (Sassymonkey Standard Time) hour 2
Book: A Tale of Two Cities
Pages read: 51, I finished the whole first book. Woohoo! Dickens does take awhile to get warmed up, but things are starting to look up. I hope to get at least 200 pages read before I have to take a break to read something else.

3pm Read-a-thon hour 8, SST hour 3
Book: A Tale of Two Cities
Pages read: 36 I got a little sleepy. I'm making some jasmine tea and moving to the armchair which is maybe a little less sleepy making...

4pm Read-a-thon hour 9, SST hour 4
Book: A Tale of Two Cities
Pages read: 4o I'm trucking along ok. Less sleepy than I was an hour ago and Dickens is picking up. He does like to get off to a slow start doesn't he? I'm more than 1/4 of the way through now. Yay!
Observation: Our doorbell will not ring for ages, but on a read-a-thon day? It will ring several times in an afternoon. Boo!

5pm Read-a-thon hour 10, SST hour 5
Book: A Tale of Two Cities
Pages read: 40 I'm just another 30 or so pages away from being halfway done. Yay! I don't know that I'm really loving it, but I'm not hating it. Dickens does love his foreshadowing doesn't he? I'll probably get less read in the next couple of hours since it'll soon be time to think about, order and eat dinner. Mmmm Chinese take-out.

6pm Read-a-thon hour 11, SST hour 6
Book: A Tale of Two Cities
Pages read: 28. I've had some distractions in the past hour in the form a furry cat and having to decide what to order for dinner so didn't get as much read.
Observation: It really does not feel like I've been reading that long, and I realize that I have not been reading as long as many of you. But still, feeling very energetic and such.

8pm Read-a-thon hour 13, SST hour 8
Book: A Tale of Two Cities
Pages read: 55, between eating and being distracted by the fake cat. Yes, I'm still plugging away at A Tale of Two Cities. It's not do bad, really.
Mid-event meme
1. What are you reading right now? Still plugging away at A Tale of Two Cities

2. How many books have you read so far? I haven't finished any.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? I'm still going to plug away at A Tale of Two Cities. (I know, how boring.)

4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? I didn't because I really didn't free up my day and got started quite late.

5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Meh. It's life. You just deal.

6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? That I'm actually enjoying A Tale of Two Cities.

7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Nope.

8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? I can't think of anything. There's no point saying that I'd start on time. I never start on time.

9. Are you getting tired yet? A little bit.

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? Order take-out for dinner. Really, it's the only sane thing to do. ;)

9pm Read-a-thon hour 14, SST hour 9
Book: A Tale of Two Cities
Pages read: 41 The reading feels as though it is getting faster but I'm really just keeping pace. Just over 100 pages left. I thought that I'd need to switch to another book but it's really going quite well.

11pm Read-a-thon hour 16, SST hour 11
Book: A Tale of Two Cities
Pages read: 112
DONE! I finished A Tale of Two Cities. Woohoo!