Sunday, October 23, 2011

Good Night, Sweet Read-a-Thon!

Alright, I'm calling it a night. After only six and a half hours of sleep last night, it seems that I've hit the wall of no return or something like that. I've only managed 30 pages in the last hour and am spending most of my time wandering around the house trying to stay awake.

Local time: 3:00am
Books/Stories Finished: Spellbinder by Helen Stringer, The Midnight Gate by Helen Stringer, three Gaiman stories, one DWJ story
Started Reading: Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Pages Read: 796
Time Spent Read-a-Thoning: 18.5 hours

Eight hundred pages in one day isn't bad. I think it might be as much as I've read all month! I'm going to take old Scott up to bed with me but I probably won't get more than a dozen more pages in. Too sleepy!

Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by to comment today. The cheerleaders were awesome as were all of the other readers! I'm so glad I participated again this year, especially since the weather was completely miserable today. It was nice to feel no obligation to go out into the wind and rain.

Buenas noches,


  1. I'm impressed that you made it to 3 am. I don't even attempt those kinds of hours these days! Looks like you had fun and got some good reading done :)

  2. I think 800 pages is SUPER impressive! I started laughing because I agree- I probably read 800 pages a month recently! But hopefully once the nastiness of winter sets in and I no longer have the stress of interviewing for jobs, all that will change and I'll be able to snuggle up with all sorts of books :-)

  3. Wow - that's an impressive feat - well done!

  4. Teresa - I'm a night person and up until around 1 a lot of nights so 3 wasn't as bad for me as it probably would be for some others. But I just couldn't make it past that. Too old!

    Aarti - I needed this page boost. ;) I've just been busy with parenting. I'm hoping to read a lot around the holidays though.

    Tracy - Thanks! It was crazy but fun. :)

  5. Wow, almost 800 pages? Fantastic stats!!

  6. Congratulations!! Woow 800 pages!! That's great! Hope you had lots of fun! :)

  7. 1morechapter - it's easier to get a higher page count if you read middle grade books. ;) I was still impressed though!

    Nea - Thank you! I did have a lot of fun. I'm hoping to be free in April for the next one!