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And that’s all, folks – final Readathon post

Up until the last 5 or 6 pages of my book, I really thought I still had some reading mojo going. And then I realized I was asleep. I absolutely refused to not finish Glass Houses, with so few pages to go, so I slapped myself a few times (not really) and made it to the end.

So, only 1 book read. But I read a whole book from start to finish! I didn’t ever have any desire to switch books, so I don’t feel bad about not reading anything else.

This was fun. I’m so glad I joined in! Now, I’m going to join my snoring husband and hit the sack.


Mid-event survey – an hour late

I may have taken a long break for dinner, but I’m back!

Mid-Event Survey

1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?

I’m getting a little sleepy, but I’m doing ok. Breaks have helped me from getting too bleary-eyed.

2) What have you finished reading?

Yeah, I haven’t finished anything. But I’ve read 227 or 292 pages of Glass Houses by Rachel Caine, and I feel confident I can finish it tonight. I VERY rarely read a book in one day, so I consider this a success.

3) What is your favorite read so far?

See above. But I think it would be my favorite even if I had picked up other things. It’s really good!

4) What about your favorite snacks?

Not a ton of snacking. The best was probably the chewy butterscotch bars I made the other day. Yum! And if you’re reading, Debi, I did make Rotel but had to “beef” it up (literally) to make it count for dinner…

5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!

I haven’t spent a lot of time blog-hopping but I see lots I’d like to check out soon.

Readathon Update

It’s about 5 1/2 hours into the readathon, and I’m enjoying being holed up in my bedroom, with my computer, iPad/book, and iPhone, my old lady kitty, and my knitting. I’m not keeping official stats, as I jump around from thing to thing to keep a close eye on the clock. So far I’ve read 113 pages of Glass Houses by Rachel Caine, which is fantastic! And I’m knitting one round of a sock between each chapter, to break things up.

I suppose I should break for lunch and feed my children. Plus I have a cake to pick up. I’ll be back later!

Hour 3: Snacks



I’m all about food, as my waistline can attest to (unfortunately). This week was crazy busy, though, so I didn’t have time to really plan my snacks for the readathon. Thus, I’m playing it by ear. My son and his friend were hungry, so I hit the donut shop (Shipley donuts, yummmmmm) and got some glazed donuts and kolaches. For those of you unfamiliar with kolaches, they’re basically dough stuffed with usually savory fillings and baked. You can find them all over certain parts of Texas, thanks to the Czech influence. These are the most common kind you’ll find at places that don’t specialize in kolaches – link sausage with cheese.

Later, thanks to the idea from Debi, I think I’ll make some Rotel dip for me and the kids.

24 Hour Readathon – October 2012

Well, I hadn’t planned on participating in the readathon from hour 1, as I was really hoping to sleep in this morning, but all the animals in my house had other ideas. So, here I am, hour 1. I’m definitely not a 24-hour-reader – I’m too ADD for that – but I plan to participate as much as possible during the day today, and perhaps in the evening.

Introductory Questionnaire

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

I live in Meadows Place, Texas, which is literally one street outside Houston city limits.

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

Glass Houses – the first book in the Morganville Vampires series. My library hosted a virtual author visit with Rachel Caine on Thursday, and I became a fangirl, even though I haven’t read one of her books. I managed to find an e-book to check out from one of our local library systems yesterday.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Well, I don’t actually get to eat this today, but sometime this afternoon I’m going to pick up my 16-year-old daughter’s birthday cake – a custom cake with a Supernatural (tv show) theme. We’re hoping for either a spectacular cake or a spectacular cake WRECK! I will post a picture after I pick it up.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I am a librarian in Houston. My to-be-read list is so long that it would take me about 40 years to finish it – assuming I never add anything new… I love to bake and knit. I’ll probably take knitting breaks today, but I don’t plan to bake. 🙂 I’m married with 2 kids, Laura (who turned 16 on Tuesday, thus the cake…) and Eli, who is 14. My husband Jimmy is a nerd extraordinaire – teacher of computer science, astronomy, physics, and web design. He’s a reader, too, when he has time (which isn’t often these days, unfortunately), but he is off to an academic challenge (aka Quiz Bowl) competition with students today. You can follow me on Twitter at @somernewland, find me on Goodreads as somereads, and if you’re on Ravelry, you can find me there, too, as someryarns.

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?

I’ve participated in lots of readathons over the years, but this is the first one in a while where I feel like I actually can get a huge chunk of mostly uninterrupted reading time. I plan to take full advantage of that!