Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunday Salon: Read-a-Thon Hangover!

Yesterday was Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-Thon. It started at 8 a.m. for me which was great. I wasn't sure I was going to be able to participate since I was sick all week with problems related to my asthma. But after a couple of doctor appointments and some new medications, including Prednisone, which for me is a wonder drug, I was feeling better. Like last year, my first readathon, I experienced the same tug-of-war with myself. Once I got on-line and blogged a little, I wanted to blog more, but I also wanted to read. After checking in with a few people and posting, I went outside to the back deck, away from the computer, to read for several hours. It was a beautiful day out, sunny & breezy, not too cool. My only interruption was an occasional visit from Sadie to check up on my and get some mushies (petting)!

I came back inside in late afternoon, posted an update. I also entered a few mini-challenges, some of which are easier than others but all are fun! I sat down again for some serious reading time in late evening. Reading went well for a while but, to my dismay, I passed out just after 10 p.m.! Bummer! I had hoped to be up reading until at least 1or 2 a.m. since I often am many nights! And I figured I would visit some bloggers who were participating in the readathon, maybe enter another challenge or two. Of course I woke up at 8 a.m. on the dot this morning, just as the readathon ended for me! LOL I'm seriously thinking about being a cheerleader next year. I think that is a lot of fun and will give me the opportunity to visit a lot of blogs and offer encouragement.

I read close to 100 pages of Infinite Jest yesterday and finished I Will Not Be Silent by April Maley. I also read about half of Sunset Park by Paul Auster. So I didn't read as much as I hoped, but I didn't do too badly either!

I have to finish my review for Shanghai Girls which was delayed because I was sick and participating in the readathon. I read Shanghai Girls as part of Crazy-for-Books Tours so I need to get that done today. I'm hoping to finish Sunset Park tomorrow since the book goes on sale in November.

It's another beautiful day here, great for football although the JETS don't play until tomorrow night. It should be a great game! I hope you have a good weekend and, if you are off from work tomorrow, Enjoy your day off!


  1. It's a wonder you can still focus your eyes!!! I'd be blurry after all that reading!

  2. I didn't officially participate, but I did read most of yesterday and checked out a couple of blogs.

    It's great to set aside time for reading.

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  3. I am so bad at staying awake! I am such an old fogey. I made it to about 11:00 last night and gave up, as I had been feeling a little yucky as well. It was fun reading more than I usually do though. Good job Amy!

  4. Sounds like it's been a good weekend... hope the Jets have a good night tomorrow!

  5. I keep thinking that I'll adjust my expectations for the readathon but every time I'm frustrated by not getting as much done as I want to. I usually stay up late and I'm always surprised how tired I am early on readathons--but then I'm not just sitting still reading all night normally!

  6. Glad you enjoyed participating in the read-a-thon. I didn't even cheerlead this year but am enjoying to catch up on everyone's posts this week!