24 October 2009

24-hour Readathon Update #1


I forgot I had to work today (closed at the store) so I'm definitely short about 8 hours+ of the Readathon. I plan to read a little extra tomorrow to make up for that. In the meantime, here's what my journal looks like (just for laughs):

7am: Hour 1
Oops. Overslept.

8am: Hour 2
Reading: The Invention of Air by Steven Johnson
page start: 69
page stop: 82
Just woke up at 840am. Boo. The Johnson is interesting, if a little simplistic.

9am: Hour 3
Reading: The Invention of Air
page start: 83
page stop: 166

10am: Hour 4
Reading: The Invention of Air
page start: 167
page stop: 240 (finished)
Time for a shower.

11am: Hour 5
Reading: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
page start: 410
page stop: 532 (finished)

12am: Hour 6
Just finished Wolf Hall - totally spaced while trying to find Roseanna

1pm: Hour 7
Fetching lunch and heading to the store

2pm: Hour 8

3pm: Hour 9

4pm: Hour 10
15 minute break - no time to read. Boo.

5pm: Hour 11

6pm: Hour 12
Dinner break @ 630pm
Reading: Roseanna by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
page start: 52
page stop: 68

7pm: Hour 13
Back to work. Boo.

8pm: Hour 14
Getting Hawkeyes updates via text - we're winning! (Beat Michigan State, yeah!)

9pm: Hour 15
Hawkeye's are behind MSU...boooooo...but then the Hawks scored on the last play of the game - yay!!! Hawks win!! 8-0 for the first time ever!

10pm: Hour 16
Back home @1030pm.
Catching up on Twitter and email (thanks for the cheering!)
Reading: Roseanna
page start: 68
page stop: 90

11pm: Hour 17
Reading: Roseanna
page start: 91
page stop: 167

I've decided that I'm going to knock out some half-finished/in-progress books for the Readathon. Does make choosing a little less crazy...unless you manage to misplace a book under the nightstand (probably fur-ball-assisted) like I did with Roseanna.


  1. Great job, especially since you had to work!!

  2. We're in the final quarter! You've done great so far-see it through to the end! You can do it!

  3. Anonymous2:20 AM

    yeah I agree! good luck finishing up the rest of the 24 hours!

  4. I am always impressed by your reading selections--tackling Harold Bloom is something else!