Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sunday Salon ~ Readathon Aftermath!

It's the day after Dewey's Read-a-Thon. I had a great time participating. I finished two books, Faith by Jennifer Haigh and Fury by Salman Rushdie and made sizeable dents in Galore by Michael Crummey and Far To Go by Alison Pick. I also read 75 pages of Night Road by Kristin Hannah.

I fell asleep about 11:30/12:00 midnight despite also napping accidentally in the late afternoon! So disappointing! I didn't wake until late this morning so there are no Readathon updates after 7 p.m. on my blog. My allergies started kicking in a few days ago so I've been extra tired, but I realized yesterday that I don't have the energy and stamina to read for 24-hours even with breaks. I accomplished the most reading in the morning when I was able to read for several hours after a good night's sleep and my favorite morning friend, coffee!!

I really enjoyed visiting other Readathon participants blogs, reading their updates and cheering them on. Next year I'm going to be a cheerleader and offer to host part of the Readathon. The cats will be the most disappointed since several of them sat on my while I was reading. I had to shoo Lola off my lap because after I replaced a bookmark that has a dangling charm she kept swatting at and playing with she started chewing the corner of the book I was reading! Lola's a little thing and she has the most energy and playfulness I've ever seen in cat!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to cheer my reading and wish me well! I really appreciated your comments.

Enjoy your Sunday!

I've been having a lot of problems with spacing in my posts especially when I add an image to my post. Does anybody know how I can fix this?


  1. Congratulations on such a successful read-a-thon!

  2. I missed all the action as I just got back late yesterday. It sounds as if you did very well.

    I participated in two of them and for some reason, it takes weeks for me to recover from them so I've skipped the last few.

  3. Sounds like this was totally enjoyable. I joined one year and had fun, but just did not have time to devote this time.

  4. I just had a ball with the readathon this year, and I'm sorry I didn't stop by. I purposely avoided the computer, so I could actually read something.

    I can't help you with the spacing thing. I had horrible times with line breaks a couple of weeks ago, and had to migrate to the new Blogger text editor to fix it.

  5. Glad that overall you had a wonderful time with the readthon! It's hard to read for 24 hours--I've only made it a few times and with many breaks--but it's the fun that counts. And I'm thrilled to hear you'll be signing up to cheer for a little bit. We never seem to have enough cheerleaders.

    In terms of spacing, have you tried editing the html coding? Sometimes that's the only way I can see that I have extra (or no) spaces. Blogger can be frustrating sometimes!

    Happy Monday!

  6. I wish I could help you with the spacing problem, but I'm not very familiar with Blogger. I hope you find someone who can help!

    It sounds like you had a good readathon, even if you slept more than you'd planned! How fun to have the kitties around, even if they got a little annoying at times. It's during readathons that I most miss having a cat of my own.

  7. Looks like you had fun. I was sorry to miss the readathon this time around.

  8. I've always wanted to do this Read-a-thon, but somehow seem to forget to once it rolls around every year. I'm glad you did it!